In times when many things are closed, a new opening is a real exception. But yesterday, Thursday, May 7, a new leisure attraction actually opened to Frankfurt - albeit only temporarily. On the 2nd floor of the MyZeil Shopping Center, the first Trick Art 3D museum in the Rhine-Main area is housed for a short time. Fantastic illusions for young and old await visitors here. But what exactly is a 3D Trick Art Museum?
On a 400 square meter pop-up area you will find 22 mystical pictures of the artist Masashi Hattori, which only reveal their secret from a certain perspective and interact with the visitors. It's not just looking at them, but creative interaction is also required. In concrete terms, this means that the visitors position themselves, sometimes supplemented by props, standing, sitting or lying down, according to their desire and creativity, either alone or with several people in or on the pictures, while one of them takes photos and videos from a specific point. The special optics create a fantastic 3D effect. Not only does it look really good, but it's also a lot of fun - which our editors were able to see for themselves at the opening.
The great thing is that as a visitor you can give your creativity absolutely free rein and thus take home original, individual photo memories of a very special kind. Funny, crazy, sometimes a little challenging and extremely cool - and with pleasure garnished with disguises that you are allowed to bring along. This is perfect food for your Instagram and Tik Tok accounts.
It's not rare that you can't believe your own eyes: Thanks to the incredible 3D illusions of the Japanese artist Masashi Hattori, the little ones turn into giants, while the parents shrink into mini-format. You become a window cleaner at a Frankfurt skyscraper, balancing in front of the Frankfurt skyline, floating through the clouds on a flying carpet, racing down the river on a wooden pole or fighting a ninja - you can now experience such creative and "living" photo motifs directly on Frankfurt's Zeil.
Made in Japan: A new art genre conquers the world
The Japanese artist Masashi Hattori received his Master of Arts at Tama Art University in Tokyo and is one of the most successful and well-known 3D trick art artists in Asia. The more than 150 theme worlds, which Hattori always sketches by hand and then perfects on the PC, have already been presented very successfully in more than 50 successful solo exhibitions as well as in four permanent exhibitions in Japan - always with great media interest.
While the 3D Trick Art wave has now reached Australia and New Zealand, the German entrepreneurs Daniel Kayser and Matthias Goetz (also known as "The Black Light Heroes" in 3D Minigolf) are the first to bring the art genre, still largely unknown in Europe and the USA, to the Rhine-Main area directly after Frankfurt in MyZeil: https://www.myzeil.de/
"Actually, we wanted to start with the 01.04.20, but the corona virus got in the way", regrets Daniel Kayser and hopes that as many visitors as possible will come to MyZeil in the remaining time to experience 3D Trick Art in Frankfurt. "We wanted to bring a completely new kind of leisure experience to the metropolis on the Main River and are 100% convinced that Frankfurt, in addition to black light miniature golf, will be enriched by another special attraction", says Daniel Kayser, managing director of Trick Art Heroes.
Naturally, the necessary hygiene and distance regulations also apply here. In the 3D Trick Art Museum itself, the wearing of a mouth and nose protector - which is necessary throughout myZeil - is recommended and the distance to other visitors must be maintained. In the photo images themselves, there is sufficient distance between the photographers and the people being photographed so that the masks can be placed here.
Photo enthusiasts and self-promoters between the ages of six and 99 can now demonstrate their skills in Frankfurt in myZeil. But remember: The Trick Art Hero - 3D exhibition runs as a Pop Up Museum and will only be on display for a short time in the MyZeil premises. So make sure to come by promptly!
The 3D Museum is open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. Thursday to Saturday even until 21:30.
The entrance fee for adults is 15 euros, while pupils, pensioners and students pay 12 euros. Children from 5 to 15 years pay only 9 euros.
In addition to single tickets there are also reduced rates for families.
The Trick Art Hero - 3D Museum is located on the 2nd floor of MyZeil, Zeil 106, 60313 Frankfurt am Main
More information can be found at www.trickarthero.de