The Man Who Stole Banksy

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Abteilung Kultur und Bildung

The Man Who Stole Banksy

Dokumentation
Regie: Marco Proserpio
Farbe, 90 Mins., 2018

Taking its cue from a few real cases or artwork being sold unbeknownst to its authors, The Man who stole Banksy addresses topical issues related to the recent rise of the speculation on street-art works, tackling a variety of issues such as copyright, the confrontation between different cultures in a post-colonial context, the recovery of frescoes by restorers specialized in the ‘strappo’ technique and the technological challenges it poses.
The docufilm shifts between real-life footage taken on the streets of several countries and interviews featuring art experts, journalists, professors, art curators and lawyers, next to key figures of the street-parallel art market.
Furthermore, for the first time The man Who Stole Banksy offers Walid “the beast” the chance to explain himself and his decision to saw off and sell the artwork painted by Banksy over the walls and given to the Palestinian people by the artist.
Throughout the movie the audience is challenged with the uncomfortable freedom to decide for themselves where the right and the wrong lie, for in this case it might well be, as often is, a matter of perspective.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Prof. Andrea Baldini author of A Philosophy Guide to Street Art and the Law (Brill edition, 2018).

Andrea Baldini is Associate Professor of Art Theory and Aesthetics at the School of Arts of Nanjing University and Director of the NJU Center for Sino-Italian Cultural Studies. He is also Young Ambassador of the Jiangsu Province.
 
Marco Proserpio
Marco Proserpio begins his career at a very young age in MTV Italia. Shortly after leaving MTV Italia he begins to direct shorts and ads for television, soon developing a client portfolio with Pirelli, Campari, Jeep, Diesel, and Sony amongst others. From 2010 onwards he has been directing MVs for Italian designers, brands and artists under the alias “Steven Jonger”. In November 2016 Proserpio directs La storia dei nostri guardiani” (The history of our guardians), produced by Balich Worldwide Shows in occasion of the 45th national day of the U.A.E. Amongst his most recent projects particularly stand out the short Golden Age, a web series commissioned by the Louvre Museum, and the documentary The man who stole Banksy, a co-production with RAI cinema released worldwide and featuring the rock-star Iggy Pop as narrator.


 

Details

Abteilung Kultur und Bildung

101 Cross Tower, 318 Fu Zhou Road
Shanghai

Sprache: Englisch, Italienisch, Arabisch mit englischen und chinesischen Untertiteln
Preis: Eintritt frei