'It's magic': Tour of 'Immersive Van Gogh' exhibit dazzles spectators


© Reuters. The “Immersive Van Gogh” featuring large-scale projections of works from Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, is seen during a media preview in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., May 26, 2021. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton


By Roselle Chen

(Reuters) – Post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life in a breathtaking exhibit called “Immersive Van Gogh” at Pier 36, a 70,000-square-foot facility located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Journalists at the hard hat press tour on Wednesday were treated to a visual spectacle as van Gogh’s works floated, spun and transformed, with some works such as “Iris” and “Starry Night Over the Rhone” blooming and rippling before the viewer’s eyes.

Created by choreographer Massimiliano Siccardi, directed by David Korins and set to music by Luca Longobardi, the exhibition uses technology to combine art and music in an immersive experience.

“I even see people break into tears because they’re so, so touched by this whole compilation of music and visuals,” said the show’s co-producer Maria Shclover. “It’s magic. It’s really about the life of van Gogh, how he experienced art and the surroundings about him.”

As New York lifted most of its coronavirus capacity restrictions on businesses, Shclover said van Gogh was the perfect artist to usher visitors from the dark times of the pandemic into normalcy.

“We all came through the pandemic, and this artist was chosen to show his feelings and loneliness, but also to show his wonderful, bright surroundings and feelings of sunflowers around you,” she said. “So I think it’s perfect timing for us…to see and to encourage us all to leave that loneliness and to come out healthy.”

READ  Pub beer sales have fallen by 3.3BILLION since 2000 with industry bosses blaming the high rate of tax on a pint

“Immersive Van Gogh” opens to the public on June 10.

Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. All CFDs (stocks, indexes, futures) and Forex prices are not provided by exchanges but rather by market makers, and so prices may not be accurate and may differ from the actual market price, meaning prices are indicative and not appropriate for trading purposes. Therefore Fusion Media doesn`t bear any responsibility for any trading losses you might incur as a result of using this data.

Fusion Media or anyone involved with Fusion Media will not accept any liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on the information including data, quotes, charts and buy/sell signals contained within this website. Please be fully informed regarding the risks and costs associated with trading the financial markets, it is one of the riskiest investment forms possible.


Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.