Exit Through the Gift Shop

By Vicky Ramírez

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This unmissable Kafkaesque documentary presents the figure of the artist as he is hounded by “the system” and banality of art. Initially we believe we’re watching a documentary made by Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles obsessed with video who documents his every waking moment on film (although he never watches it), at the request of world-renowned graffiti artist Banksy.

Later, it turns out we’re watching a film made by Banksy himself on the unknown Guetta, who becomes a famous artist overnight. Through the Guetta protagonist, who some believe is Banksy’s own creation, a history of graffiti and the world of street art is told: its entrance into mainstream galleries as well as its commercialization, dilution and imitation.

Whereas in F for Fake by Orson Welles the imposter is credited with the act of artistic “creation,” here it is pure art consumerism that drives it.

(Shown in English with Spanish subtitles.)

April 14, 2015 – April 14, 2015
Opening hours
Tuesday
17:00 – 17:00