Creative Time to Host Pedro Reyes’s ‘Doomocracy,’ a House of Horrors at the Brooklyn Army Terminal

Pedro Reyes at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.courtesy creative time

Pedro Reyes at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.


For its fall exhibition, Creative Time has given Pedro Reyes free reign over the Brooklyn Army Terminal to create a work he’s called Doomocracy. From the sound of it, the installation is going to be pretty legitimately horrifying. Timed to be up around the time of both Halloween and the presidential election, Reyes has called the work a “political house of horrors” and promises a mysterious labyrinth filled with fun stuff such as “apocalyptic torments, from climate change to pandemic gun violence to GMOs.” Not many other specifics are revealed.

“Pedro is a master of creating socially and politically engaged installations,” Katie Hollander, Creative Time’s executive director, said in a press release. “When he proposed the idea for a satirical political haunted house, we knew it was a timely, relevant, and necessary project—and represented our commitment to art that engages with and shapes the public dialogue.”

The exhibition runs from October 7 to November 6, which is a few days before the election. It’s free and open to the public, but in order to see it, you need to reserve a ticket and get assigned a timed entry. You can snag an early ticket by supporting the work’s Kickstarter campaign, and if you want to see this thing, you should probably do that sooner rather than later: the Creative Time show from this spring, Duke Riley’s Fly By Night, had a waiting list of 40,000 people. 

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