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.
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”.
Long Beach Museum of Art had a genius idea to allow street artists a blank canvas in their exhibitions, allowing them to create their own works as they see fit. The exhibition that took place on June 26th, was known as “Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape” which displayed works of not just street artists who are taking a new approach, but studio artists trying their hand at street art. Seems to have been an ephemeral exercise, explains Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “Once the exhibition ends, the walls will be repainted and prepared for the next exhibition.
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