Have you ever heard of a family theme park that is highly unsuitable for children? Putting a sinister twist on Disneyland is the notorious street artist Banksy.
Constructed on an abandoned seaside resort town in Weston-super-Mare in Somerset, England is a nightmare-inspired temporary art project called “Dismaland.” This theme park attraction offers an alternative to those who are looking for an escape from the traditional and the conventional, and to those who are tired of the world’s mediocrity.
Created by Banksy, this “bemusement park” features 58 other artists from around the world. Showcasing out of the ordinary sculptures and installations with themes of apocalypse, anti-consumerism, celebrity culture, immigration and law enforcement, Dismaland is unsuitable for children.
In the event brochure, they wrote, “Are you looking for an alternative to the soulless sugar-coated banality of the average family day out? Or just somewhere cheaper. Then this is the place for you—a chaotic new world where you can escape from mindless escapism. Instead of a burger stall, we have a museum. In place of a gift shop we have a library, well, we have a gift shop as well.”
The brochure also set the expectations of the visitors with this warning, “This event contains adult themes, distressing imagery, extended use of strobe lighting, smoke effects and swearing. The following items are strictly prohibited: knives, spray cans, illegal drugs, and lawyers from the Walt Disney Corporation.”
This art exhibition is scheduled to run for 36 days until September 27, 2015, with only 4,000 tickets available for purchase each day.
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