Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop - a special event

Free to MCASD Members; $7 General

**MCASD Members must have a ticket to attend. Tickets available at MCASD front desks starting Thursday, 11/11 for Members and Saturday, 11/13 for Non-Members.

MCASD continues its series of films exploring artists and topics related to its current exhibition, Viva la Revolucion: A Dialogue with the Urban Landscape.

Dubbed the "world’s first street art disaster movie", Exit Through the Gift Shop chronicles the attempts of an amateur filmmaker to attract and capture the elusive street artist Banksy in action. Although the actual process and personalities behind the making of the film remain mysterious, the concept and footage highlight many of the street art movement’s central questions, such as problems of authenticity, aesthetic quality, and the obsession with documenting live street art acts. With exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, Swoon, and many of the world's most infamous street artists at work, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a must-see for street art enthusiasts.