Popular street artist Banksy was interrupted by a six-year pause in its exhibition activities in the UK, coming after his project with Bristol Museum in 2009, and has opened a new exhibition in the seaside resort town of Weston-super-Mare in Somerset.
It’s called Dismaland (from dismal English words is “oppressive, gloomy”) and organized by analogy with the famous Disneyland, but it is rather a grim parody of it, a kind of “antigenaemia,” reports The New York Times.
The exhibition is organized in an abandoned Park “Tropicana”. It presents the work of both the Banksy and other artists, including Damien Hirst and Jenny Holzer. Visitors will see objects such as the installation of a nuclear explosion, attacked by seagulls, the heroine of the film “the Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock jumping out of the toilet bowl orca and others.
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Many of the works, according to Banksy, is required to “participate viewers”. For example, in his opinion, the installation with dead Cinderella, who died in an accident in his carriage, would be incomplete without the crowds gathered around her onlookers with cameras.
The exhibition opened last Saturday, August 22. As is the case with many other activities Banksy, preparations for it were held in strict secrecy.
The exhibition will last only five weeks to 27 September, according to the official website of the event. Every Friday there will be performances by various musicians including Massive Attack and Pussy Riot.
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The entrance to Dismaland costs three pounds (320 rubles), for children under five years stay free of charge. However, Banksy advises adults to lead in Dismaland their children. According to him, the new show is “family theme Park, not suitable for children”, reports the BBC. Portal Buzzfeed notes that some of the exhibits “antigenaemia” can injure the delicate psyche of a minor.
The current exhibition is not the first case of intersection of creativity Banksy Disneyland. So, in 2006, on the eve of another anniversary of September 11, the artist installed at Disneyland in Anaheim, California mannequin depicting the figure of a prisoner at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay. The doll stood there for an hour and a half, until she finally noticed. After that ride, near which it was installed, was temporarily closed and the statue was removed, transferred to the BBC. The representative Banksy said then that the aim of the campaign was to draw attention to the situation of prisoners after it became known about cases of torture.