Monday, 30 May 2011

Exit Through the Gift Shop - REVIEW

Film of the Day #96/ 300

Since virtually anything can be considered art, the term has become virtually meaningless. This documentary proves it. Exit Through the Gift Shop marks the feature-film debut of notorious street artist Banksy. Exit Through the Gift Shop is a provocative and absorbing exploration of what constitutes art, the creative process and the power of hype to triumph over talent. The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination. Like Banksy's best street work, it pushes and prods our gullibility buttons and sends the mind swirling with questions of artistic authenticity and intent.