Vancouver's Van Gogh exhibit working to expand after record ticket sales

Jan 25 2021, 12:40 pm

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The organizers of Imagine Van Gogh, the massive digital art exhibition taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, say they’re working hard to add additional dates.

Tickets for the exhibition went on sale earlier this month and quickly sold out, breaking several records in the process.

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Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

“We outsold Montreal’s on-sale weekend and Vancouver is on track to break previous Imagine Van Gogh Canadian sales records,” says Marnie Wilson, a spokesperson for the exhibition. “The sales rate thus far in Vancouver is triple that of any previous markets.”

Wilson tells Daily Hive that ticket quantities have been limited to “comply with the highest level of all safety standards set for COVID-19,” and that “organizers are working hard to expand the run in order to accommodate the strong demand.”

The exhibition, which hails from Europe, features over 200 of the famed Dutch artist’s paintings projected onto surfaces, transporting visitors to the heart of the artist’s work — allowing the audience to “literally enter the artist’s world of dreams.”

imagine van gogh exhibition projection 2020

Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

“Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work,” said Annabelle Mauger, a French co-creator of the exhibition, in a statement. “Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before.”

imagine van gogh exhibition projection 2020

Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

imagine van gogh exhibition projection 2020

Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

The exhibition footprint inside the convention centre is 30,000 sq ft. For context, the total exhibition space at the Vancouver Art Gallery is about 41,000 sq ft.

imagine van gogh exhibition projection 2020

Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

Imagine Van Gogh launches in Vancouver on March 19, 2021. At this point in time, it’s unclear how long the exhibition will run. Those looking to purchase tickets can sign up to be notified as they become available online.

imagine van gogh exhibition projection 2020

Imagine Van Gogh 2020. (Imagine Van Gogh)

Imagine Van Gogh Vancouver 2021

When: Opening March 19, 2021. COVID-19 health safety protocols will be in place.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online starting Friday, January 15 at 9 am

With files from Kenneth Chan

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