Instagram magic: ‘Alice in Wonderland’ exhibit pops up in Williamsburg

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A bizarre and beautiful art space inspired by “Alice In Wonderland” has tumbled into Williamsburg. The Wonder World Space, which had a limited test run in Manhattan last year, has expanded into a new space and new theme for its Brooklyn outing. The original location mimicked the plot of the Disney animated adaptation, but its new version imagines a whole new story for Alice, creating whimsical garden spaces that have the curiouser and curiouser feel of Lewis Carroll’s story, said a manager for the gallery.

“The new space incorporates the artists’ perception on where Alice went to next,” said Mandy Lopata. “All our rooms are different, but the installations are surrounded by florals. You really are immersed and transported into this space that is otherworldly — it really is meant to be whimsical and inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ ”

The 13 rooms of the Williamsburg space — including a space where visitors can perch on a crescent moon, and an enormous ball pit — are designed to create multiple photo opportunities so that visitors can create magical, glamorous selfies to post to Instagram — even in they come by themselves, according to Lopata.

“We have employees who will take your picture, so if you come alone or with a group you will get your Instagram-worthy shot,” she said.

The creative director of the space said that he wants the otherworldly rooms to sweep visitors off their feet.

“WonderWorld NYC proudly presents the next chapter of stories in this mythical realm which have never been told before. This chapter, completely different from last year’s, will not only deconstruct the original story, but will also add more exciting and intriguing episodes along with more immersive and interactive experiences which will blow your mind away!” said .

Wonder World Space has a six-month lease on the giant warehouse space in Williamsburg, in a deal brokered by Tri State Commercial Realty.

Wonder World Space NYC (61 N. Ninth St. between Kent and Wythe avenues in Williamsburg, Open daily; 11 a.m.–8 p.m. until Nov. 4. $30 ($19 children, kids under 4 free). Group discounts available.

Reach reporter Chandler Kidd at or by calling (718) 260–2525. Follow her at
Posted 12:00 am, July 14, 2019
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rufina from Brooklyn says:
I wanted to know how we can register to check out the Wonderland exhibition? Thanks
July 23, 2019, 4:04 pm

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