The Pinto Art Museum

I’ve always wanted to go and visit The Pinto Art Museum. Today I got a chance to do so since my cousin had to go on a Sunday for a school plate. Could I just say: it’s so cool that you get to do shoots for a plate! Anyway, it’s a good thing I had a camera with me. The entire museum is indeed a feast for the eyes!
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I love the different ways people can view pieces

I think I appreciate the architecture and the way it was envisioned to be experienced, more than the art pieces itself. Everything was just so well-considered that going around the 1.3 hectare site wasn’t like a litany of unrelated pieces bunched together. There were enough rooms for sitting and transitions in between galleries were either gardens or photogenic stairways/ hallways. It was like you’re walking into art itself, and the place is basically an open invitation to interact, capture and move.

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The site is well-utilized, that the topography informs the layout of the galleries. Some stones even crop out through the concrete!

 


How should we consume/ appreciate art? Is it okay that the first instinct upon seeing a piece of art, that we whip out our phones for a photo? Are we the art piece, that we think it appropriate that anything could be the background for our person? Should we be glad that art is even being consumed? I guess the level of appreciation varies. Some museums even ban selfie sticks.

It just felt that a lot of the people weren’t there for the art. They were there to be photographed with the art. Is it wrong? Let’s just frame it this way: how would you be affecting people around you trying to appreciate what’s in front of them?

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This photo pretty much sums up the entire experience

If you love art and actually would want to take your time in and around the galleries, I suggest you go there on a weekday/ non-holidays. They have great pieces in there and everything’s well-considered. Even the food is decent.

 

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