A massive immersive digital art exhibition that blankets tall walls and floors with the projections of works by Vincent van Gogh is slated for Vancouver Convention Centre starting in February 2021.
Called Imagine Van Gogh, the exhibition from Europe features over 200 of the famed Dutch artist’s paintings, with the projection on surfaces transporting visitors on a journey to the heart of the artist’s work — allowing the audience to “literally enter the artist’s world of dreams.”
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Plans to bring the exhibition to Vancouver were announced today, but a specific start and end date has yet to be established. The exhibition will operate under the latest public health guidelines in BC.
The exhibition footprint inside the convention centre is 30,000 sq. ft. For context, the total amount of exhibition space at the Vancouver Art Gallery is about 41,000 sq. ft.
There has been immense interest with Imagine Van Gogh in Canada. It received nearly 200,000 visitors in Montreal before it closed in March, and almost 75,000 in Quebec City this past summer during the pandemic. Currently, the exhibition is underway in Winnipeg, and it has been extended to the end of December due to “incredible demand.”
“Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work. Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before,” said Annabelle Mauger, a French co-creator of the exhibition, in a statement.
The exhibition is in partnership with France-based Encore Productions and Paquin Entertainment Group and Tandem Expositions.
When: Starting February 2021 (dates TBD). COVID-19 health safety protocols will be in place.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver