Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
Art in Island is an interactive museum that occupies a former bus station in the Philippines. This imaginative space offers the visitor the chance not to just see, but also to experience art.
Visitors are allowed to step inside, touch and take pictures with the pieces. Each piece offers a different experience, as at some stations people can climb over picture frames and join the characters, while other rooms have painted floors and walls, giving the visitor the impression they’re inside a landscape. Visiting Art in Island is definitely a fun experience. Through 3D elements that burst out of flat paintings and optical illusions that make the viewers think they’re inside an art world, this gallery that operates only for a few months now has already attracted thousands of visitors.
Blyth Cambaya, the museum’s executive, mentions how important the interaction between the works and the people visiting is. “The whole museum is painted so that it looks real, using the perspective and the depth of the painting. Here, art paintings are not complete if you are not with them, if you don’t take pictures with them.” For sure, having the chance to take photos and interact with the pieces, make the visitors feel into art more than ever before!