One Twitter user wrote: “Really need the #Dismaland website to get back up and running!” The entrance to Dismaland is foretelling of the dark theme of the park with many satirical artwork and sculptures.
Banksy, who keeps his face and identity a secret and made his name with subversive graffiti, has visited the Palestinian territories on a number of occasions, including after the recent war, when he left some works on the ruins of homes there earlier this year.
Paintings and installments criticizing, critiquing and straight-up defaming numerous social points, injustices and norms by different artists dons most of its walkways – an unlikely prevalence inside a Banksy undertaking.
The secretive artist known for his guerrilla stenciled street art said, Dismaland is “a festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism”, and an “escape from mindless escapism.”
Welcome to Dismaland: A First Look at Banksy’s New Art Exhibition Housed Inside a Dystopian Theme Park [Colossal].
With his global rise has come the growing private market and many of his spray paint murals have been removed from their original settings and sold for huge sums. “Hopefully people will understand it is a attractive whale which should be out in the sea, not in a toilet or a paddling pool”.
Apart from the freaky art works, Dismaland offers the public activities like outdoor film showings featuring shorts like “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared”.
They are greeted with a view of the park and Banksy’s fire-ravaged fairytale Cinderella Castle showing “how it feels to be a real princess”. But if you can’t make the trip to the United Kingdom, you still get a peek inside by watching this video (below)! “It would be a shame if it was killed by venture capitalism”.
It is fair to say the secret show is Banksy’s way of pulling a Beyoncé? Dreamed up and curated by Banksy, it is planned to remain open until 27 September. You can (attempt to) do so here but good luck getting through.
The Hello Kitty theme park located in Anji County in the eastern part of China’s Zhejiang Province has attracted global visitors who love all things nice and wonderful, or Kitty-inspired.
“I went to see The Beatles and they were brilliant – it was the start of Beatlemania and everyone went wild”.