Metropolitan Museum of Manila issues statement on Banksy exhibit

OCTOBER 27, 2022

Metropolitan Museum of Manila Banksy

It is however a collaboration with the Banksy Universe team



Amid a flurry of reactions on social media, The Metropolitan Museum of Manila (The M) has finally issued an official statement regarding the upcoming Banksy exhibit.

While Banksy Universe | Manila 2024, like many such exhibitions in museums around the world, is not authorized or endorsed by Banksy, it will feature a significant number of works that trace the trajectory of Banksy’s career, affording visitors a closer look into the themes that preoccupy him as well as the transformative power of art.

It is however a collaboration with the Banksy Universe team, an international art production collective specializing in immersive experiences, “to introduce the universe of the enigmatic street artist known as Banksy to a Filipino audience.”

“It’s almost impossible to see Banksy’s original art outside of the specific locations in which they were created,” The M states. “Banksy Universe | Manila 2024 is a unique opportunity to learn more about Banksy’s art and explore the universality of the many piercing social, political, and domestic issues it raises.”

On Apr. 22, social media was ablaze after a post about the Banksy exhibit made the online rounds and drew sharp criticism from some users.

Banksy Universe | Manila 2024 is coming soon to The M.

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