Not your typcal haunted house, "Ghosts, Underpants and Stars" was presented in The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo this summer. In this exhibition a haunted house was designed to engage young visitors with the art work. Unlike any other exhibition that has been held before, its concept is unlike any other.
The way it works is that all the forbidden rules in museums are allowed this time for a change, the children can run around, touch the pieces and be as noisy and active as they want. It is such a brilliant concept, this way, the younger generation will learn all about the famous art works without the pressure of learning them the traditional way in school.
The concept of the "Haunted House" appears in the endless hallways and the spooky hall of portraits. For example, when you look at the paintings on the wall, they will seem perfectly ordinary, but then you'll suddenly notice that the eyes are gazing at you and the faces are suddenly changing. There is also a secret room where visitors will be on the other side of the paintings doing tricks on other unsuspecting visitors.
Created by Torafu Architects, which is founded by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro, this exhibition is a must see if you're visiting Tokyo this summer!
For more information about the exhibition and to view more of Torafu's work, visit www.torafu.com
– Fajer Al Farsi