12 PM | 23 Aug

#Dismaland: #Banksy opens sinister seaside theme park [#geekgirl]

Graffiti artist Banksy has announced the opening of a dystopian theme park in a British seaside town, featuring boats filled with migrants and an anarchist training camp.

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The secretive Banksy, famed for his ironic murals in unexpected places, said the show was something different as his street art had become “just as reassuringly white, middle class and lacking in women as any other art movement”.

Source: SBS

09 PM | 28 Feb

#Banksy unveils a new series of pieces in Gaza, #Palestine #streetart [#geekgirl]

Banksy has finally revealed the location of the first piece which is Gaza in Palestine. Inspired by a sculpture of Niobe, a Greek mythological figure, the first piece is entitled “Bomb Damage” and obviously with Banksy, the placement is just on point. Niobe’s children were killed out of spite and then in her mourning she turned into a stone that was constantly weeping.

On top of that, the elusive British street artist took the opportunity to reveal four new pieces which you will be able to find around Gaza. Two quotes were enclosed with the images of the new stenciled pieces: Gaza is often described as ‘the world’s largest open air prison’ because no-one is allowed to enter or leave. But that seems a bit unfair to prisons – they don’t have their electricity and drinking water cut off randomly almost everyday.  — Banksy A local man came up and said ‘Please – what does this mean?’ I explained I wanted to highlight the destruction in Gaza by posting photos on my website – but on the internet people only look at pictures of kittens. — Banksy. Source: Street Art News

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