HUGO KAAGMAN STENCIL KING
STREET ART - BANKSY & CO.
Palazzo Pepoli - Museo della Storia di Bologna
18 March - 26 June 2016, Italy
For the first time, Street Art - Banksy & Co. presents the influences that street art had and still has
on the visual arts, passing through that aesthetic which was born in New York in the 1970s as the
result of the passion for lettering and name writing of young people living in the city suburbs.
On show the works by authors connected with the graffiti writing and street art, in order to
create the similarities between the different productions and to explain how the society has
acknowledged them.The art heritage is the protagonist of this original exhibition at Palazzo
Pepoli, whose inner court recreates a kind of city corner, an ideal place where to tell an important
step of Bologna history.
Street Art - Banksy & Co. is curated by Luca Ciancabilla, Christian Omodeo and Sean Corcoran
Hijack Earth, spray on paper, 1979, private collection Italy
Galerie ANUS, 1977, Amsterdam
Banksy’s letter to me thanking for participating in the Cans Festival 2008