By The Denver Egotist / /
Famously anonymous British artist Banksy — who has never been invited to be the part of the Venice Biennale — invited himself to showcase his work yet again this year and was promptly booted from the piazza because he didn’t have a permit. Big cruise ships docking on the fragile sinking city have been raising tension between Venetians and the tourism industry for years and Banksy’s subject matter on display in Venice (a huge cruise ship blocking the beautiful city) acts to further stir the pot. Last year, Italy’s government voted for a ban of giant cruise ships from the city’s historic center (which transport over 30 million visitors every year), but it’s expected to take four years to implement the changes. In the meantime, a political artist speaks his mind.