In class, we will view the “documentary” film Exit Through the Gift Shop, a film by Banksy. Following the viewing and subsequent discussion in class you will write a 2-3 page paper answering the following questions…
What is the true nature of art? How does consumerism affect art? Can art be owned by a consumer? What is the difference between art and vandalism?
and finally…Is this all an elaborate prank? A fake? Did Banksy pull a fast one on all of us, and if he did, what is he trying to say about art, politics, and society in general?
The paper will be due at the time of the final exam for this course.