Monday, August 24, 2015

Welcome to Dismaland UK

English graffiti artist Banksy just made a theme park and it’s the unhappiest place in the world. The theme park is called “Dismaland“. It's located in the seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, UK, in the town’s abandoned Tropicana swimming resort.

Dismaland is a temporary art project organized by street artist Banksy, constructed in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England. The secretive pop-up exhibition at the Tropicana, a disused lido, is "a sinister twist on Disneyland" that opened during the weekend of 21 August 2015. Banksy has described it as a "family theme park unsuitable for children"

Banksy created ten new works and funded the construction of the exhibition himself. The show features 58 artists of the 60 Bansky originally invited to participate, and is scheduled to run until 27 September 2015, for 36 days, with 4,000 tickets available for purchase per day.Local residents had been told that a Hollywood company called Atlas Entertainment was using the location for the filming of a crime thriller called "Grey Fox" at the site, and signs stating "Grey Fox Productions" were posted around entrances to the site.Pictures of its construction began surfacing online in early August 2015, and included a fairy castle and massive sculptures. Holly Cushing, listed on the credits of a documentary about Banksy and often reported to be his manager, was seen at the construction site before the opening which contributed to the decline of its status as "secret".

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