Exhibition with over one million visitors around the world coming to Japan soon!

2020.3.15.sun-9.27.sun ASOBUILD in Yokohama. Regional showings also planned in other locations such as Osaka!

BUY TICKET (Yokohama)


News from the Osaka Exhibition

for the first time in this coming October!
Our Osaka venue is Osaka Sakishima Bay ATC gallery.
Please click here for more information.

News from the Yokohama Exhibition


As the government lifted a state of emergency from Kanagawa,
“BANKSY EXHIBITION - GENIUS OR VANDAL?” re-opens on May 30 (Sat).

The necessary measures are taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) in the exhibition. We would like to ask all of our visitors for their cooperation.

To learn about the measures taken in the exhibition, click here(Japanese only).

Admission is by advance reservation only. Please purchase a timed entry ticket from the website below before visiting.

For the customers who have TIMED ENTRY tickets for the closure dates (March 28 ~ May 29)

All those tickets will be honored and we will accept the entries until September 27(Sun) (The last day of Yokohama venue). Please hold onto your purchased ticket and show your ticket at the entrance of the exhibition when visiting.
(Weekdays anytime anyday tickets are valid for weekdays during the period, and weeknights after 6 tickets are valid for weeknights after 18:00 during the period)

Is Banksy a genius or a vandal?
What do you think? Place your vote at the exhibition.







Having Shocked One Million People Worldwide, Banksy’s World Comes to Japan!

The exhibition that has sparked wonder and admiration in more than one million people in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Madrid, Lisbon, and Hong Kong is now coming to Japan!
It makes landfall with more than 70 pieces by Banksy, the UK-based artist that has consistently made headlines worldwide. Is he an artist? A businessman? A genius? Or merely a vandal? Come and see with your own two eyes and decide for yourself!


An anonymous artist based in the UK, Banksy’s works appear in unexpected places around the world such as streets, walls and bridges. Perceived by the art world as an artist who produces critical street art aimed at social issues, Banksy is also active in a wide range of areas such as theme parks, accommodation facilities and film production. Unique graffiti using stencils is a typical example of Banksy’s activities and the accompanying epigrams are satirical and full of dark humor. This style was developed on the underground scene in Bristol, a port city in the west of England where one can find lively collaboration between artists and musicians.


The Largest Collection of Art Pieces that Have Shaken the Global Art Scene is Coming to Japan

Banksy has composed a majority of his graffiti art on walls, and they are often immediately painted over so many of them do not exist today. Nevertheless, several individual collectors have collaborated to put together the world's largest Banksy exhibition—with more than 70 original pieces, illustrations, and 3D objects—right here, in Japan. Take it all in, right up close.

Humorous Satire of the Society Banksy Is Questioning

All of Banksy's popular works are humorous, but they represent a sharp social satire engrained with political messages. In this exhibition, the art is organized by themes, such as "POLICE," "PROTEST,” and "CCTV," that reveal the intent behind each work.

Works that are popular in Japan, such as LOVE IS IN THE AIR, which carries a message of peace, and GIRL WITH BALLOON, which is about hope, as well as other pieces, such as those of the socially vulnerable rats in the RAT series, will be displayed.

An Experience-Based Multimedia Exhibition

This show features many exhibits that let you experience Banksy’s view of the world. Images of his past activities unfold on an impressively large three-panel screen. In an installation that recreates the artist's working environment, an image of Banksy emerges from the stencil molds, spray cans, and other items he uses to produce his art. In addition, there will be a video installation of the artwork planned in 2015 for the satirical theme park Dismaland and a reproduction of The Walled Off Hotel built in Palestine.

*The works included in the exhibition in Japan are subject to change.


From Curator and Producer of this Exhibition

Alexander Nachkebiya,
CEO of IQ Art Management Corporation

Genius or Vandal? is an exhibition of an unprecedented scale which features works of Banksy’s collectors from around the world. This exhibition approaches Banksy’s work in various ways, giving visitors an experience by using not only his original artworks but also many rear photos, videos, installations and an audio guide.
Many visitors have commented that they have been surprised by the versatility of Banksy’s talent, at how multifaceted Banksy’s activities are.

Banksy is known to be a graffiti artist, but he also has another side—as an outstanding contemporary artist, creating in his studio. He monitors the news, picks and addresses those particular topics that relate and concern each and every one, presents and addresses those topics in his unique way so that we really start thinking, start paying attention, start acting. His images are simple, but somehow they speak right to our hearts and souls, meanings of his works are multilayer. My goal is not only to feature his artworks, but also show the depth of their meaning, make people feel and think again – something that we forgot how to do in our everyday hustle.

The lifespans of Banksy’s street works are very short, and not many people have actually seen the his artworks on the walls. We have been able to gain cooperation from several private collectors and introduce our visitors to the unique talent of Banksy.

I know that people in Japan are very sensitive to art, and I am sure that they will be able to appreciate the talent of Banksy.


Based on the concept of “free play through art,” Asobuild displays work by up-and-coming artists throughout each floor. At a place to which you’ve casually come to have fun on the weekend, we want you to comfortably experience art. That’s because we believe that art sways people’s hearts and makes them feel an excitement that can’t be put into words, and that at times it has the power to change your life.

Numerous works of street art by Banksy convey a strong message. Regardless of status or location, anyone out on the street can see Banksy’s work, which sends messages to people through playful expression. We’re delighted to be able to hold an exhibition that has collected that artwork here at Asobuild, where we want to enrich people’s lives through play.



Timed Entry Ticket

Get tickets on your smartphones! No service fee will be charged.
Entry available during the time slots on your tickets and stay with us until you are satisfied!

Timed Entry

AdmissionTimeframeAdultsUniversity / High School studentsJunior high / Elementary school (Children age 6-15)*
Timed EntryWeekday¥1,800¥1,600¥1,200
Weekends Holidays¥2,000¥1,800¥1,400

*Admission free for children under 5years old.

Get tickets online now and skip the line!


Ticket agencies Special

Can’t make up your mind? We also offer no timed entry tickets! *sales suspended

Ticket agencies Special

AdmissionTimeframeAdultsUniversity / High School studentsJunior high / Elementary school (Children age 6-15)*
Ticket agencies SpecialWeeknights after 6**¥1,500¥1,300¥1,200
Weekdays anytime anyday***¥1,800¥1,600¥1,200

*Admission free for children under 5years old.
**Limited offer for the event dates from March to June.
***Limited offer for the event dates from April to June.

Service fee will be charged by each ticket agencies.
You will need to issue your tickets at the designated convenience stores in Japan.
Please understand that there are possibilities that waiting time will be occurred.

Buy tickets here

Tickets at the door

Subject to availability. *sales suspended

At the door

AdmissionTimeframeAdultsUniversity / High School studentsJunior high / Elementary school (Children age 6-15)*
At the doorWeekdays¥2,200¥1,800¥1,200
Weeknights Holidays ¥2,400¥2,000¥1,400

*Admission free for children under 5years old.

Tickets will go on sale on September 1.


Enjoy the exhibition to the fullest with the audio guide!
An audio guide for more than 70 artworks is available free of charge at the exhibition.
Download the app and enjoy the exhibition with your headphones.

How to use the Audio Guide

  • STEP.1

    Download the izi.Travel app
    that is compatible with your smartphone.

  • STEP.2

    After the app has fully downloaded,
    click here to access the page for
    the Banksy: Genius or Vandal exhibition. can also access the page with this QR code.
  • STEP.3

    Put on your headphones.

  • STEP.4

    Choose your language
    from the options offered within the app.

  • STEP.5

    Audio guide numbers are listed on the works with audio guide entries in the venue,
    so users can listen to entries by entering the associated number using the keypad in the app.

*Using the app without headphones will interfere with the enjoyment of other guests at the exhibition, so be sure to use headphones.
*Please bring your own smartphone, as we will not have rental smartphones available.


Exhibition-related questions

Will I have to wait to enter an exhibition if I’m using tickets for a specific date and time?
There will be a line to enter the exhibition near each entry window for people holding tickets for specific dates and times. We recommend that you arrive in the latter half of the window of time listed on your ticket. There is no time limit after you have entered an exhibition, so you can stay until it closes. (Tickets are not valid for re-entry.)
May I take pictures of the work on display?
We permit photography of all the works we have on display. We ask that you do not bring tripods or selfie sticks. No flash photography. Also, to ensure that all our guests feel comfortable during their time at the exhibition, we ask all guests to refrain from behavior that may bother others, including occupying one place for a long period or spreading gear out over a wide area.
May I bring small children with me?
Our exhibitions are open to guests of all ages. Some works may include extreme expressions, so we recommend that parents or guardians accompany all children.
May I bring luggage into an exhibition?
Yokohama & Osaka
You may not bring large bags or coats into the exhibition. Please use the lockers in the exhibition hall or at nearby facilities.
May I bring a wheelchair or stroller into the exhibition?
Yokohama & Osaka
You may bring a wheelchair or stroller into the exhibition hall, but we ask you to leave it at the exhibition stroller parking before entering the exhibition.
What is the least busy time of day to see the exhibition?
We cannot make a promise because it depends on the situation on the day, but weekends are busier than weekdays. We would recommend you to visit the exhibition during weekdays after 5pm.

Ticket-related questions

I cannot open a QR-code ticket.
Click here for inquiries regarding QR-code tickets or our ticketing system.
I will not be able to make the time listed on the ticket.
If the window of time listed on the ticket has passed, we will allow you entry during another window. We may not be able to allow you immediate entry, so you may have to wait. We thank you for your understanding. You may not enter before the time listed on your ticket.
I forgot to bring my ticket.
You may not enter without your ticket. When you come visit us, be sure to bring a printed ticket or a smartphone that can display a QR-code ticket.
I want to refund or change a ticket I purchased.
We do not accept any refunds or changes to tickets after they are purchased. Be sure to carefully confirm the date, time, and type of ticket before making a purchase.
I want to purchase a ticket for next month or later.
Tickets for next month or later will be announced our official website once the details are determined. Please check our official website for more information.
Do you have group or senior or disability discounts?
We do not offer group or senior or disability discounts.



Overview of the Event

DurationMarch 15 (Sunday) - September 27 (Sunday), 2020, 10:00 - 20:30
(2F ASOBUILD, 2-14-9 Takashima, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture)
OrganizerTV Asahi Corporation / Akatsuki Live Entertainment Inc.
SupportTV Kanagawa / Nippon Broadcasting System / J-WAVE / Fm Yokohama 84.7
Planning and ProductionIQ ART MANAGEMENT CORP

*The mysterious artist known as Banksy has not authorized or curated this exhibition. It is part of a world tour that features the collections of various art collectors.


Overview of the Event

DurationOctober 9 (Friday), 2020 - January 17 (Sunday), 2021
Weekdays: 10:00 - 17:00 (until 20:00 in October)
Weekends and holidays: 10:00 - 20:00
*Closed on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
VenueATC Gallery
(2-1-10 Nanko Kita, Suminoe-ku, Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture)
OrganizerAsahi Television Broadcasting Corporation / TV Asahi Corporation / Akatsuki Live Entertainment Inc. / Asia and Pacific Trade Center
SupportFM802 / FM COCOLO
Planning and ProductionIQ ART MANAGEMENT CORP

*The mysterious artist known as Banksy has not authorized or curated this exhibition. It is part of a world tour that features the collections of various art collectors.