They say one picture is worth a thousand words.. and that is exactly what I’ve discovered when I visited the ART IN ISLAND interactive art museum in Cubao, Quezon City a week ago.
Dubbed as the biggest 3D art museum in the Philippines, ART IN ISLAND unlike ordinary art museums that has a lot of restrictions (like touching the exhibited items or taking pictures), allows visitors to freely interact responsively with the art pieces. Visitors can take pictures and videos with much gusto for as long as they like.
3D Art which are exhibited inside ART IN ISLAND are also called illusion pieces. Illusion Art is an incomplete work by itself, it is therefore completed with the painting’s shadow and the participation of the audience. YOU become part of the masterpiece and how wonderful the artwork will look will depend on your ability to interact with the images that are on display.
Like I said earlier, one picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let all the pictures below tell the whole story.
ART IN ISLAND EXHIBITS
Currently, ART IN ISLAND is divided into seven sections: Aqua Zone, Animal Zone, Masterpiece Zone, Central Hall, Religion Zone, Love & Christmas Zone and finally, the Fantasy Zone.
The key to getting the best results from your picture-taking experience inside ART IN ISLAND is to check out the sample photos posted in all the zones. There are also ‘best-shot’ camera markers on the floor that tells you the best position to take your shot for a particular illusion art piece. Don’t invent the wheel, just follow the markers and your photos will be alright. But there’s no rule against being creative – SO SHOOT AWAY.
FEES AND SCHEDULES
ART IN ISLAND is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30am to 9:30pm. Entrance Fee is 500 pesos for adults and 400 pesos for students (must have ID). Children below 3 Feet are FREE. And speaking of feet, you’ll have to surrender your footwear at the baggage area because it’s not allowed inside the art museum. You won’t need it anyway.
Here are also a few other reminders you must remember to really enjoy your experience inside ART IN ISLAND. First, don’t forget to bring YOUR CAMERA. Go with a group of friends for some unique group photo opportunities inside the museum (some art pieces even require two or more people to work). Go with a buddy so you can take each other’s photo. You can also go alone, but bring your tripod (some art pieces could work on selfie mode but not all). Go alone and be extra friendly so you can ask other people to take your picture. If that won’t work for you, there are a couple of ART IN ISLAND crew inside the facility that are highly trained to take professional-looking photos with any kind of cameras (from phone to DSLR).
HOW TO GET THERE
ART IN ISLAND is located along 15th Ave., Bgy. Socorro, Cubao, Quezon City. It’s really easy to go there, there’s a passage way after Araneta Center along Gen. Romulo Avenue. Look for the Cubao Expo.