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Artist plugs his new "bemusement park," where the magic never ends (for five weeks only)

It’s befitting that an exhibit mocking the mass consumerism of the West would have a dreadfully banal ad promoting it.

Last week, artist Banksy unveiled Dismaland  a dystopian interpretation of a theme park, situated in a drab British seaside town. 

The "bemusement park" exhibits various artists, serving up subversive political commentary on a range of subjects, including surveillance, consumerism and Europe’s migrant crisis.

The video roundly pokes fun at Disney’s advertising, using the well-worn trope of a suburban family traveling to "the happiest place on earth," set to upbeat music. Their experience falls short of the promised "magic."


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