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Off the Wall

Posted by lostincci on August 25, 2015

Banksy

Ruth Adams was interviewed on Sky News about the new Banksy exhibition, Dismaland, which has just opened in a derelict entertainment centre in the seaside town of Weston Super Mare.  The satirical exhibition, a pastiche of Disney theme parks, includes exhibits such as a decrepit Cinderella’s castle and a boating lake in which the model boats are packed full of refugees.  It also features work by other artists, notably Damien Hirst, David Shrigley and Jenny Holzer.

Dr Adams was asked who she thought the audience for the show might be, and discussed Banksy’s huge popularity, which extends far beyond the elitist confines of the art world, and what they, and Weston Super Mare might get from it.

You can learn more about the exhibition here: http://dismaland.co.uk/

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