Interactive Van Gogh exhibit makes debut in Chicago


Published: 2021-02-17 18:44

Last Updated: 2021-06-19 12:25

Interactive Van Gogh exhibit makes debut in Chicago
Interactive Van Gogh exhibit makes debut in Chicago

Wednesday the interactive digital visual art exhibition 'Immersive Van Gogh', that recently received widespread critical acclaim during its debut in Toronto, Canada, made its US debut in Chicago.

The exhibition invites audiences to "step inside" the iconic works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, which are displayed through illuminated projections and melodic soundtracks.

The exhibit, which takes up residence in the Germania Club Building in Old Town, Chicago, was designed by the Italian creative team that worked on the "Atelier des Lumières" exhibitions in Paris. Immersive Van Gogh covers 35-foot walls with animated versions of the Dutch painters work, accompanied by a score that blends electronic and classical compositions.

"This is a really new way of encountering art and seeing the art," says exhibit producer Svetlana Dvoretsky, noting that the length of the exhibit presentation is around 35 minutes.

In the exhibition there are depictions of Van Gogh's 'Starry Night' and 'The Bedroom in Arles', in a series of displays using over 50 digital projectors.

Due to the pandemic, visitors will find a variety of saftey measures in place, including social distancing circles within the exhibit, reduced capacity, a touchless ticketing system and face mask requirements for all guests. Immersive Van Gogh is currently scheduled to run through to Sep. 6.