BANKSY DePaul SNL – Acting Up for Social Change Q4, 2011 (A3X) By Marianne, Instructor Tom Tresser
<ul><li>Banksy is the well-known street artist without a face who is sensitive to issues of social injustice </li></ul><ul><li>He has travelled the world to send his messages, but the work often does not remain for long before being removed </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>He works with stencils so that he can make a quick exit without being caught </li></ul></ul>
Banksy’s work covers a number of pressing social issues…
Global Poverty Urban Living Anti-War Anti-Establishment Commercialism Freedom
Using Humor with Humanitarianism, His work is …..
But his work can cut to the core of the human experience
“… It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived…” “… At last someone had done something to make them individuals again, they were someone, no longer merely the number tattooed on the arm. At last they could take an interest in their appearance. That lipstick started to give them back their humanity.” Lt. Col. Mrevin Willett Gronin DSO qtd. by Banksy– Wall and Piece; Manifesto
<ul><li>AND CAN INSPIRE </li></ul><ul><li>OTHERS TO IMPROVE </li></ul><ul><li> THE WORLD </li></ul>
Works Cited: Banksy. 2005. Wall and Piece. Random House. 2005. Brassett, James. "British Irony, Global Justice: A Pragmatic Reading Of Chris Brown, Banksy And Ricky Gervais." Review Of International Studies 35.1 (2009): p. 219-245. Carson, Tanya. "Places of Participation". On the W@terfront. No. 10, September 2007.(2007). p. 55-63 . Photographs (in order of appearance): Banksy portrait . www.banksyfilm.com . www.banksyfilm.com/gallery.html?reload “ Palestine Wall Beach Boys” http://www.briansewell.com/artist/b-artist/banksy/banksy-palestinian-tag.html “ Burger King Kid” www.feltimages.blogspot.com/2011/08/british-word-continued-banksy.html “ Napalm” www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/napalm.html “ The Elephant in the Room” www.thedirtfloor.com/2009/12/23/bansky-elephant-in-the-room “ Manifesto” www.banksysforum.proboards.com/ index.cgi?board=allelse&action=display&thread=114 ” Flowerchucker” www.banksy.co.uk/indoors/flowerchucker.html http://www.briansewell.com/artist/b-artist/banksy/banksy-palestinian-tag.html Banksy signature tag. www.banksy.co.uk
Banksy Website Banksy Official Websites: Other Websites and Video: Banksy Documentary - YouTube Exit Through The Gift Shop Website Palestinian Wall
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