Alive Museum (Canlı Müze) is Europe’s first – and the world’s largest – museum dedicated to trick art, originated from Japan and spread throughout the Far East, gradually gaining worldwide popularity. The museum is located at Vialand in the Eyüp district and is featuring over 100 three-dimensional images.
There are no historical artifacts, national treasures or masterpieces, but people of all ages are flocking to a bizarre and colorful new museum in Istanbul where visitors can partake in the artwork.
This art form originated in Japan and spread throughout the Far East, gradually gaining worldwide popularity. Dating back about 2,000 years, it became an established art form by the time of the Renaissance era. The theme is essentially the same as the illusion: that of that of time.
Unlike other museums where signs such as “do not take photos” or “do not touch” abound, this museum is all about taking photos and being part of the art.
Featuring over 100 three-dimensional images, the gallery offers visitors the chance to integrate fully into the artwork on the walls and floors, rather than simply looking at them.
Some of the pieces are reproductions of paintings drawn by famous artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet, as well as interpretations of well-known images from history.
Pictures of cliffs, wild animals, and Obama are the most popular exhibits in the museum with the U.S. president are proving popular with foreign visitors. “Arab tourists especially line up to have their photo taken with the Obama image,” Derya Yılmaz, Alive Museum’s general manager said. It takes around one and a half hours to visit the whole museum, which covers an area of 3,000 square meters, but some visitors spend much more time there. Alive Museum, which hosts around 100 pieces of art, will change images regularly.
Alive Museum – Canlı Müze İstanbul
Yeşilpınar Mahallesi Girne Caddesi 34065 / Eyüp İstanbul