Opening Night Event for Banksy Does New York
PLACE: Palace Centro Cinema
DATE /TIME: Thursday 23 April, 7pm
To celebrate the exclusive release of Banksy Does New York at Palace Centro Cinema, we will have a live art installation from Art By Barek. Barek is a Brisbane based urban artist utilising wheat-pasting, stickers and murals to bring life to forgotten places. His work can be seen locally, interstate and around the world both on the street, in galleries and private collections. We urge you to check out his facebook page. Barek will be creating a live installation on the evening and offering this up to be won for the season of the film. Wow!
Our opening night is also supported by The Brisbane Collective, an artist run initiative showcasing the works of Brisbane’s creative talent through their pop-up exhibitions & street press magazine. You can pick up a copy of To Be Continued Magazine on the night in cinema. Tickets are at regular admission prices and don't forget we will have a DJ too.
Banksy is revered and reviled, considered both a vandal and a genius. Completely anonymous, he is nevertheless without question one of the world’s best known living artists; having left his unmistakable mark and social messages everywhere from Los Angeles street corners to the walls of the Tate.
Over the course of a month-long residency in New York in October 2013, Banksy and his team took to the streets – secretly creating a variety of public work ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art. Constructed under the dark of night, each new piece was then announced daily on his #BANKSYNY Instagram account and chronicled on his pop-up website. Constantly evading a citywide search by the NYPD, Banksy’s work created a public response that was an equal mix of reverence and derision, with some of the more controversial statements sending waves of reaction throughout the city. From a Central Park stand where priceless original works were anonymously sold for $60 to a mural on the entrance to the Hustler strip club, to a junkyard in Willets Point, Queens; New York City served as the canvas for this street art vigilante.
BANKSY DOES NEW YORK is an exhilarating survey and detailed documentation of Banksy’s city-wide exhibit and at the same time a vibrant portrait of the city itself.