Banksy Event

Banksy: Artist or Activist?

With Katy Bauer, Will Simpson, Marc Leverton and Richard Jones

May/
Sat 14 May 2016

Banksy: Artist or Activist?

With Katy Bauer, Will Simpson, Marc Leverton and Richard Jones

Banksy Event
Sat 14 May 2016,

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To launch the 4th edition of Banksy’s Bristol: Home Sweet Home by Steve Wright and Richard Jones, Tangent Books has assembled a panel of Banksy authors to discuss whether Banksy has a social responsibility to do more to support the causes he highlights in his art.

Through his art Banksy has focussed the world’s attention on political issues such as the plight of the Palestinian people in Gaza, violence against refugees in French camps, the detainment without charge of suspects at Guantanamo Bay and much more. His Dismaland ‘Bemusement Park’ in Weston-super-Mare in 2015 was said to be the base for a subvertising blitz against the London Arms Fair.

Does Banksy’s responsibility as an artist stop at publicising these causes or, as an activist, does he have a duty to do more to support them?

In association with Tangent Books and M Shed.

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