Banksy is one of the most well-known and beloved artists of our day, and while he has always pushed the limits of what art is, what it can mean, and where it can be found, this certainly takes things to a whole new world.
Must see pics: “Dismaland,” the new “pop-op” dystopian theme park. http://t.co/BVKLw9g36d v: @Colossal @laurenbeukes pic.twitter.com/3lvjaxLRxR
— Alan (@GammaCounter) August 20, 2015
Dismaland is Banksy’s latest show, and is being hosted at an actual abandoned park in Weston-super-Mare (i.e. some place in England).
A killer whale jumping out of a toilet piece by Banksy against captive whales #EmptyTheTanks #Dismaland pic.twitter.com/7DYGebqyrD — Nancy Insumisa ⚧ (@Danmarcur) August 20, 2015
With a name like Dismaland, you can pretty much picture exactly how it looks in your head: like a dystopian theme park.
Run the Jewels is performing at Banksy’s Dismaland Theme Park: http://t.co/NBCeymDh86 pic.twitter.com/oVG9M46bv3
— REVOLT TV (@RevoltTV) August 20, 2015
But in an endearing way! Banksy has described it as “an amusement park unsuitable for children”. The attractions, grim as they are, are quite impressive.
Welcome to Dismaland. #banksy pic.twitter.com/w2TgetWZ41 — Colossal (@Colossal) August 20, 2015
IN PICTURES: We’re live at Banksy’s Dismaland show in Weston-super-Mare. Read more here: http://t.co/2OWIOUv61D pic.twitter.com/6GNmZ0Ljhl
— BBC Bristol (@BBCBristol) August 20, 2015