Director: Marco Proserpio
Narrator: Iggy Pop
UK, Italy, 2018, 90’, color
Arabic, English, Italian with Turkish, English subtitle
In 2007, world-renowned street artist Banksy went to Palestine to paint protest graffiti on walls, including a piece depicting an Israeli soldier checking a donkey’s ID in Bethlehem. Some locals took offense at being portrayed as donkeys. A local Palestinian taxi driver decided to cut out the offending graffiti and sell it on eBay. What follows is a story of clashing cultures, art, identity, theft, and the black market. From art dealers to private collectors and even fellow street artists, everyone has a different take on this incident; which brings to the surface a discussion on issues of rights pertaining to street art-the right to create, to erase, to protest, to sell...
Giorgio de Chirico was born on July 10, 1888, in Volos, Greece, to an Italian family. His mother, Gemma Cervetto, was from a family of Genoa origin, but most likely she was born in Izmir. His father, Evaristo, was born on June 21, 1841 in the Büyükdere district of Istanbul.
In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art.
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