Dismaland is located in the English town of Weston-super-mare in a disused swimming facility. According to the park’s droll website, legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation are strictly prohibited from entering.
British artist Banksy has been doing street art all over the world for more than 20 years, but his identity remains a mystery. The “bemusement park” is described by its mysterious street-artist creator, Banksy, as “a festival of art, amusements, and entry-level anarchism.”
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Many of the art pieces are sharp critiques on modern amusement. The pop-up park and exhibition will be open until September 27, with tickets costing £3 ($4.70).
The spectacle has since been revealed to be a pop-up art exhibition in the form of an apocalyptic theme park titled Dismaland (“The UK’s most disappointing new visitor attraction”) that will be open to the public for five weeks.
The event has all the hallmark details of a traditional Banksy event from its initial shroud of secrecy to artistic themes of apocalypse, anti-consumerism, and pointed social critiques on celebrity culture, immigration, and law enforcement. However, there’s one major deviation: the bulk of the artwork packed into three main interior galleries was created by dozens of other artists.
The galleries include bizarre and beautiful artworks from no less than 58 global artists including Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Cauty, Bill Barminski, Caitlin Cherry, Polly Morgan, Josh Keyes, Mike Ross, David Shrigley, Bäst, and Espo. Banksy is also showing 10 artworks of his own.
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Via Design Museum.