Expansive and award-winning 360-degree digital art experience offering visitors total immersion in Van Gogh’s life works opens in March 2023 with two segments exclusively available in Singapore.
*Updated 28 Feb: changed images with images from the exhibition in Singapore
After hugely successful runs across Europe and the United States of America (USA), the expansive and award-winning 360-degree digital immersive art experience, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, will be opens in Singapore for the first time at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), B1 Forum.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience entranced more than five million visitors worldwide since 2017, the exhibition catapults its guests into the world of Vincent van Gogh, and allows them to encounter the iconic Dutch painter's works through a mix of stunning replicas, cutting-edge digital projections, Virtual Reality (VR), and spectacular atmospheric light and sound.
A 360-Degree Digital Art Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a must-see not just for art aficionados but for visitors of all walks of life and ages. Presenting the celebrated artist’s works in a way that is accessible to the general public, and reshaping the traditional idea of classic art galleries and museums, the exhibition grants visitors a unique closeness and understanding of Van Gogh’s works through an exquisite blend of art, storytelling and technology.
This 360-degree digital art experience is housed within various individualistic galleries in the expansive space of over 17,000 square feet. The exhibition invites visitors to step into more than 300 of Vincent Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings, immersing one in his world and life works by using floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall large scale digital projections. One of the core highlights of this exhibition is an expansive central projection area where the digital projections are the most prominent, creating a mesmerising space where visitors can sit and absorb the wonders of one of the most well-loved Dutch influential artists all around them at every turn.
Visitors will be greeted by interactive installations, artwork displays, monographics as well as texts about the artist, his life and his masterpieces in the About the Artist segment. This space offers an in-depth look into his life’s story, such as his siblings, some of his art pieces, and detailed stories about the artist.
Other Interactive Elements
Experience “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles”, the experience’s trademark virtual reality (VR) segment. The 10-minute VR experiential journey is a multi-sensory experience complemented by state-of-the-art technology where visitors can witness Van Gogh’s artworks come to life all around them, encouraging closer examination and discovery of new aspects of his life, bringing the audience up close and personal to a whole new level.
Or end off their exhibition experience with Sketch & Post, a complimentary fringe activity for guests to put pen to paper for their very own art piece and have it scanned onto a live screen
After visiting the exhibition and experiencing art in various forms, visitors can also enjoy a whole suite of add-on experiences, including a thematic cafe that offers Janice Wong’s range of pastries and sweet treats, plus exclusive exhibition merchandise. There is also a range of activities and programmes in store for all ages, from signature yoga classes to art jamming sessions and more!
Exclusive To Singapore
The Singapore edition of this exhibition further boasts the inaugural debut of two unique segments. This is the first time in the world that Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be featuring a showcase of the traditional Japanese art style of woodblock stamps and prints. The ancient art of Japanese woodblocking rose to fame in France during the 1880s, where Van Gogh saw the impact that this oriental art form had on the western art scene.
In another homage to Japanese culture, there will also be an authentic matcha tea ceremony on display, with guests being able to enjoy a taste of fresh matcha right after. The matcha tea ceremony is also a traditional process that has been long ingrained in Japanese culture for millennia, as a unique art form that revolves around the ‘Wabi-Sabi’ principles. For the first time worldwide, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is bringing this experience to guests, focusing on the Japanese hospitality and art form of the process.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will open to the public from 01 March 2023. Its opening hours are
- Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Fridays and Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sundays: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tickets are priced at from $15 for child between 4 to 12 years old and $24 for adults, and $64 for a family bundle (2 adults + 2 children. Pricing differs for weekday and weekend tickets as well as resident or tourist status.
Photo Credits: H&B