In this day and age there are very few contemporary artists with worldwide recognition. On that shortlist – whether he likes it or not – is the elusive artist known as Banksy. While his usual canvases are in England, or elsewhere overseas, his artwork will make a stop in Houston for an immersive three-day exhibition.
As described by its website, BANKSYLAND is an “unauthorized” and “uncensored” international exhibition that showcases original, studio, and salvaged pieces from the subversive British artist. Curated by international arts collective, One Thousand Ways, the exhibition is set to make a stop in Houston.
“BANKSYLAND is an international touring exhibition that immerses audiences in the works of the world’s most infamous and elusive artist: BANKSY,” the website reads.
“This multimedia art experience contains more than 80 works including original and studio pieces, salvaged street artworks, and never before seen installations examining the mystique and cultural impact of the most sought after artist of our time.”
BANKSYLAND will take place for three days only in Houston – from August 12 to August 14. Tickets start at $29 (+ fees) for General Admission. VIP tickets are also available for $59 (+ fees) that which include limited edition hand screened exhibition posters as well as all day access and an audio tour. Tickets now are extremely limited so we recommend getting yours as soon as you finish reading this sentence.
The exact location of the exhibition has yet to be announced.
In other art news, Meow Wolf is coming to Houston. Meow Wolf is an experimental large-scale art venue that creates impossibly fantastic immersive experiences. Recently, the company announced that it would be opening a “portal” or otherwise a permanent exhibition in Houston.