Given how cruelly starved of IRL culture we were in 2020, the news that London will get not one, but two immersive Van Gogh experiences in 2021 has us positively jubilant. Using the latest in immersive gallery technology, you’ll be able to step inside animated works of the post-impressionist genius. Sign us up for both!
Lead image: Van Gogh Alive (photo: MAAG)
Van Gogh Alive
Van Gogh Alive will burst into life in Kensington Gardens this summer – the first event to be hosted in this prestigious location since 2016.
The blockbuster multi-sensory experience, which has visited 65 cities around the world, completely immerses you in the life and work of Vincent van Gogh using the latest immersive gallery technology.
Experience over 3,000 images, including iconic works like Starry Night, Sunflowers and lesser-known paintings inspired by his love of Japanese woodprints, in a kaleidoscope of colour, accompanied by an evocative classical score and aromas of Provence.
Van Gogh Alive will also feature an interpretive area where you can learn more about his life and works, as well as interactive art stations, set within walk-in representations of Van Gogh’s Bedroom in Arles painting and a Sunflower selfie room.
Running 4 June-26 September 2021. Tickets are priced from £24 for adults and £14 for children. See vangoghaliveuk.com
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, opening at a secret London location in October 2021, will allow visitors to ‘step inside’ more than 300 of Van Gogh’s greatest works. Similar to the experience seen in hit Netflix series, Emily In Paris, the experience is made possible by a 360-degree, floor-to-ceiling digital projection in an expansive, two-story projection area.
A one-of-a-kind VR experience will be housed in a separate gallery, where video mapping technology will guide you through eight of Van Gogh’s works, their inspiration and afford you a glimpse of the post-impressionist genius’ life in Arles, France.
The production – brought to life by entertainment producer, Exhibition Hub, together with Fever – has already seen huge success in the US and Europe, but is the first of its kind in London.