Genius or Vandal? is an exhibition of an unprecedented scale which features works of Banksy's collectors from around the world. This exhibition approaches Banksy's work in various ways, giving visitors an experience by using not only his original artworks but also a huge collection of rare photos, videos, installations and an elaborate audio guide.
Hundreds of visitors have commented that they have been surprised by the versatility of Banksy's talent, at how multifaceted his activities are.
Banksy is known to be a graffiti artist, but he also has another side — as an outstanding contemporary artist working in the studio. He monitors the news, picks those particular topics that resonate with each and every one and addresses them in such a unique way that we really start thinking, start paying attention, start acting. His images are simple but somehow they speak right to our hearts, minds and souls; meanings of his works are multilayered. My goal is not only to feature his artworks but also show the depth of their meaning, make people feel and think again — something that we forgot how to do in our everyday hustle.
The lifespans of Banksy's street works are very short, and not many people have actually seen his artworks on the walls. We have been able to gain cooperation from several private collectors and introduce our visitors to the unique talent of Banksy.
I know they are very sensitive to art, and I am sure that they will be able to appreciate the talent of Banksy.