Filipinos love taking selfies, groupies, and sharing them to the people they care about on social media, and this might be one of the reasons why ‘Art in Island’ opens in Manila last December 25, 2014. With more than hundreds of masterpiece, Art in Island, located in Cubao, Quezon City, is claimed to be the world’s first selfie museum and the largest 3D museum in Asia, founded by Yun Jae Kyoung together with his other Korean partners and artists.
Couple of days ago, I’ve been here for the first time. I’m just really amazed to the artists whoever involved in finishing these arts.
Upon entering, you’ll be ask to leave your shoes in the counter. Shoes and slippers are not allowed, to maintain the tidiness and to preserve the arts that are painted on the floor. Better have socks on, it’s too cold walking barefoot.
Whenever you visit an art museum, you’re always expected to just quietly stare on it. You’re astonished to something what you see and after that… quite boring. Art in Island will make museum-goers to gain a new perspective view on art by allowing them to touch, sit on, climb and do crazy poses. The museum features more than 50 trick murals that are indeed visually stunning. The 3D interactive paintings are enjoyable, impressive and it gives an illusion when viewed from different angles.
Art paintings here are not be completed if you are not with them. You have to bring out your imaginations to interact to the spectacle. These are designed to serve as a backdrop for photo opportunities for the attendees: Be with the cavalry; fly high on the magic carpet; be a surfer, a mermaid or an angel; enter the world of different realms, just express your emotion and be creative, just make sure you pose and get the right angle. There’s a mark on the floor what they called ‘Photo Point,’ this serves as a guide to the person(who will take the photo) where to stand.
There are different kinds of themes and concepts in every corner you’ll be entering, including optical illusions, aquatic, jungle, fantasy, Christmas and so much more.
You can take as many photos as long as your battery will last a long time. So be ready, your smartphone or camera need to be fully charged before going here. Whether you’re an enthusiast photographer or just love taking selfies, I advise you to bring a power bank for your gadgets. Just remember, flash from your camera is prohibited as well as tripods.
Sample photos are displayed, although creativity is higly encouraged, these are some suggestions that will give you ideas on how to pose properly.
Just be mindful with others. Bring a lot of patience too; wait for your turn. Don’t intervene while others are still taking photos in a certain spot. Don’t act like you don’t care with others, observe your surroundings, because you might interrupt or devastate someone’s good pose – photobombing. Give chance to others, don’t take photos for too long. If you have enough time, you can go back to that same spot whenever there’s no one around.
It’s a challenge for you and your friends/family to figure out the pose you’ll be doing, the unique the better. Aside from ocean-themed park and amusement park in the metro, this place is a great destination for school trips, and another perfect venue to have great bonding with family and friends.
Art in Island opens daily. The entrance fee is worth P500 and P400 for students, PWD, and senior citizens. Free admission for children below 3ft.