BANKSYLAND Tour coming to Tampa

A traveling art exhibition called BANKSYLAND is headed to Tampa. The identity of the enigmatic artist Banksy is unknown, and so this tour, while claiming to feature the works of the artist, can’t be a certified Banksy event. Nonetheless, BANKSYLAND is an infinitely intriguing exhibition, and we’re excited to see Tampa on the tour list. The traveling exhibition runs from November 18-20 in downtown Tampa. An official address is still TBA. You can reserve tickets online.

BANKSYLAND is produced by One Thousand Ways: an international experiential arts company specializing in innovative immersive events. Their global team of curators and producers create experiences in the service of their mission: To inspire social change through art that captures the attention of diverse audiences and unites cultures.


BANKSYLAND brings major intrigue to Tampa

Perhaps the world’s most mysterious living artist, Banksy’s identity remains unknown. He is understood to have been born in Bristol, England in the mid 1970s. Emerging from Bristol’s graffiti and street art scene of the 90s, Bansky reached world wide acclaim, and infamy in the following decade after several high profile conceptual stunts, including the illegal placement of subversive pieces inside the art world’s most hallowed galleries, and perhaps his most famous prank; when Bansky installed an automatic shredder inside the frame of his iconic Balloon Girl painting, causing the the piece to self destruct upon its sale at auction. 

Banksy’s most recognizable works are stenciled graffitis that combine mundane imagery juxtaposed with unexpected objects and slogans. Sometimes cynical, sometimes hopeful, Banksy’s work is decidedly political, taking aim at militarism, consumerism, capitalism, and greed. His iconic stencil pieces depicting rats, apes, and policemen have been spotted throughout the globe, drawing widespread attention wherever they appear. Banksy’s conceptual works and installations too, such as the dystopian theme park Dismaland, or Walled Off Hotel, and have provoked controversy and stimulated heated debate not only in the art world, but society at large. 

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