Street Art – Banksy & Co. Art in the Urban Form.

Palazzo Pepoli , from 18/03/2016 to 26/06/2016

Street Art – Banksy & Co. Art in the Urban Form.

The Exhibition, supported by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, and produced by Genus Bononiae. Museums in the City and Arthemisia Group, is curated by Luca Ciancabilla, Christian Omodeo and Sean Corcoran. It is the first large retrospective dedicated to street art history. This project was created by Professor Fabio Roversi-Monaco, President of Genus Bononiae, together with a group of street art experts in order to start reflecting on how to safeguard, preserve and display these urban art-forms inside museums.

During the last fifty years, graffiti writing, street art and other similar artistic expressions, have deeply changed the way we relate to our urban space, thanks to new items such as aerosol spray cans and markers in the 1970’s and 1980’s, and to new digital technologies such as internet and computers in the late 1990’s.

The Exhibition Street Art – Banksy & Co. represents a unique and original way to find out more about New York in the 1970’s and 1980’s and to appreciate a great selection of graffiti of the 2000’s.

The approximately 250 artworks and documents, displayed in Palazzo Pepoli’s rooms, tell an important chapter of the history of Bologna and invite visitors to work out a new way to look at and relate to our urban space.

The Exhibition raises also more questions: What traces of these cultures are we transmitting to future generations? In what ways is it possible to safeguard this phenomenon? Which role will the museum play in this perspective? The need of a redefinition of cultural politics in our urban space is urgent, since these artistic experiences deeply influence the world of graphics as well as people’s tastes and art world in general.

Exhibition hashtags: #streetartgenus #genusbononiae

Opening Hours

Monday: 14.30 - 20.00

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10.00 - 20.00

Friday: 10.00 - 22.00

Saturday, Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00

Building

Palazzo Pepoli

via Castiglione 8, Bologna

Admission tickets

Full ticket 13,00

Reduced ticket 11,00

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Every Tuesday students with a current student ID (aged between 19-26) can enjoy a special reduction to visit Palazzo Pepoli: € 8

Reduced for groups 11,00

Reservation is required, min 15 max 25 participants, miking is required

Schools/children 5,00

Children aged 4-11 not yet turned (audio guide included)
Schools, booking is required, min 15 max 25 participants

Booking and pre-sale fee

Groups and single individuals € 1,50
Schools € 1,00 each student

Free Admission

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Online tickets

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Educational Services

  • Walking on street art – Animated exhibition visit

    A guided tour through the museum’s rooms highlighting different themes and using specifically elaborated didactic supports. Each student will be given a small folder containing some cards with a series of questions related to the artworks on display. Then, visitors will be invited to share their opinion about the exhibition. (Each didactic support will be differently elaborated according to the students’age)

    • Suitable for

      Primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools

    • Length

      About 1.15-1.30 hours

    • Cost

      € 70 each class. Activity in a foreign language: € 90 for schools and family-groups

    A day as a graffiti writer: stencil art – Guided tour and workshop

    The exhibition tour will be followed by a workshop in the museum’s didactic classrooms. After having observed the various street art’s techniques, students will experiment one of the most popular trend among writers: stencil art. Each student will recreate the stencil of their drawing using a cutter and acetate papers. Afterwards, the stencil will be painted by students on the laboratory’s walls that will become a collective mural of the classroom. Instead of a cutter, students could also use scissors with rounded ends or stencils that have already been prepared.

    • Suitable for

      Primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools

    • Length

      About 1.30-2 hours

    • Cost

      € 70each class.Activity in a foreign language: € 90 for schools and family-groups

    Competition among schools: Art goes to the city

    The students’ creations, realized during the various didactic activities , will go out of the museum at the end of the exhibition, (26 June), the museum will select three winnig classrooms: a primary school, a lower secondary school and an upper secondary school.Their works will be displayed in a window of the Bologna Welcome tourist information office located in Piazza Maggiore.  In this way students will actively contribute to the enhancement of the city contest in which they live.

      A museum rat- Guided tour and workshop

      Sunday 10 April: an exhibition guided tour  to deeply analyze the ground floor section dedicated to the representation of rats in street art. An activity in the laboratory will then follow to explain why this animal is so widely used by writers all over the world. Through a research of  various images, children will be invited to compose their own vision of this animal. They could draw it or create it using a collage of figures. Children will then look for the proper room of the museum in which to display their own artwork.

      • Suitable for

        Children aged between 6 -10

      • Length

        About 1.30-2 hours

      • Cost

        € 5 each child– € 80 each family-group/ Schools: primary schools and lower secondary schools - € 70.Activity in a foreign language: € 90 euro each school and family-group.

      Everyone to the wall! Guided tour and workshop

      Sunday 22 May: Exhibition guided tour followed by a workshop in the labortatory for children and adults. With the educators’ help , the shadow of the children and their companions will be traced on the wall. Inventing weird positions,  imagination is given free rein creating a funny moment between adults and children. Once the figures are outlined, they will then be coloured and customized. (The activity requires the presence of a parent/adult together with the child)

      • Suitable for

        Children aged between 3-8 accompanied by an adult

      • Length

        About 1.30-2 hours

      • Cost

        € 5 each child– € 80 each family group/ Schools: last cycle of infant school, primary schools and lower secondary schools- € 70. Activity in a foreign language: € 90 for schools and family-groups.

      My crew and I – Guided tour and workshop

      Sunday 12 June: children and families will be accompanied in a brief exhibition tour and then will go in the didactic laboratory to analyze and better understand some key elements of street art. In the didactic classrooms the theme of lettering will be analized as well as the possibility to create a personalized calligraphic style. Like in a real crew, everyone will be invited to eleborate their own tag, the writers’ personalized signature. To conclude, each child will customize a T-shirt, recreating trends and atmospheres of the writers of New York.

      • Suitable for

        Children aged between 6-13

      • Length

        About 1.30-2 hours

      • Cost

        € 5 each child– € 80 each family-group/ Schools: primary schools, lower and upper secondary schools – € 70. Activity in a foreign language: € 90 for schools and family groups

      Guided tours - Street Art

      The educational services also offer simple exhibition tours in order to examine the themes and the artworks on display. The operators will be glad to briefly explain, upon request, the history of the building that houses the exhibition since Palazzo Pepoli. Museum of the History of Bologna represents a unique historic and artistic location of the city.

      • Suitable for

        Adults

      • Length

        About 1.30 hours

      • Cost

        Schools € 70 / Family-groups/adults: € 80 / Visit in a foreign language (schools/adults): € 90

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