Expansive and award-winning 360-degree digital art experience offering visitors total immersion in Van Gogh’s life works opened in March 2023 with two segments exclusively available 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, has debuted in Southeast Asia in March 2023, opening in Singapore for the first time at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), B1 Forum. This highly Instagram-worthy and stunning digital art experience is organized by H&B in partnership with Exhibition Hub, Fever, and RWS.
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 mesmerizing 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.
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 is featuring a showcase of the traditional Japanese art style of woodblock stamps and prints. The ancient art of Japanese wood blocking 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. Developing a keen interest in the Japonisme movement, it led to strongly influencing Van Gogh’s artwork style, creating masterpieces such as the ‘Geisha’. In another homage to Japanese culture, there is also 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. The one-of-a-kind Virtual Reality (VR) experience offers a look into Van Gogh’s world like no other. This multisensory VR experience, which is exclusive to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, lets visitors explore the unforgettable ten-minute journey “A Day in the Life of the Artist,” in which the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh’s most beloved works are revealed, including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over The Rhone River.
(Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is now open to the public from 01 March 2023. Tickets from S$15 for children and S$24 for adults. Visit www.vangoghexpo.com/singapore for more information.)