Art in Print

Two new Banksy artworks appear on wall of Barbican centre

 
Two new artworks by Banksy have appeared at The Barbican centre, inspired by the upcoming Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibition. The mural, which is possibly mocking the exhibition as Basquiat was originally a graffiti artist, was confirmed as genuine on the artist’s verified Instagram account. Announcing the new artworks in a series of posts on Instagram, Banksy said: “Major new Basquiat show opens at the Barbican – a place that is normally very keen to clean any graffiti from its walls.”

Via: The Guardian

 

Ai Weiwei: ‘Without the prison, the beatings, what would I be?'

 
Human Flow, the debut feature from the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, is a bold documentary about the refugee crisis. The film bounds from the cardboard cities of Europe to the burning oilfields of Mosul and from the unmarked graves of Turkey to the Texas-Mexico border. It plays out across 23 different countries. He says that he never wanted to appear on-screen as a tourist. His mission was always to find common ground. “I am a refugee, every bit,” he says. “Those people are me. That’s my identity.” The film once premiered in competition at this year’s Venice film festival.

Via: The Guardian