Banksy. A Visual Protest

The world's most famous street artist

Serlachius Manor 15 May — 10 October 2021

Banksy, from Bristol, is a street artist who has eluded the authorities for years and whose identity remains unknown. He is a rebel whose works mocking commercialism now attract top prices from collectors. 

The Banksy. A Visual Protest exhibition showcases the world’s most famous street artist, whose visually skilful and biting works also incorporate humanity and warm humour. The exhibition, implemented in collaboration with 24 Ore Cultura of Milan, brings Banksy’s production to Finland for the first time on such a scale.

The exhibition includes over hundred works borrowed from various collections, particularly well-known examples of the artist’s early production. This is not an official Banksy exhibition, as it has not been authorised by the artist himself. The exhibition is curated by Gianni Mercurio.

Banksy, Love Is in the Air, 2003, screenprint on paper, private collection. Photo: 24 Ore Cultura.

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Acquaint yourself with the posters of the show providing context for the artworks and Banksy’s approach.


In his article, Pauli Sivonen, Director of Serlachius Museums addresses the issue of Banksy’s challenging museum relationship.

Streamed opening

See the recording of the streamed opening ceremonies of the exhibition Banksy. A visual Protest.


Finnish street and contemporary artists talk about the history of graffiti in Finland and deliberate the street art’s connection to society and art world. One may select English subtitles.