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Imagine Van Gogh, a massive digital art exhibition coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre, opens this weekend.
The exhibition from Europe showcases over 200 of the famous Dutch artist’s paintings that are projected on eight-metre high walls. The original canvasses are then expanded, fragmented, and projected into different shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work.
With projections that blanket high walls and floors, visitors are transported on a journey to the heart of the artist’s work — allowing the audience to “literally enter the artist’s world of dreams.”
Paul Dupont-Hébert, President of Tandem Expositions, tells Daily Hive that the team has spent approximately two weeks bringing the exhibition to life.
“We have to install the bridges, the lighting, the screens, and after that we have to adjust the quality of the colours, which took around eight days,” he says in an interview. “The sound is also very important. You need to have a visual and an audio experience that goes with it. It’s a total experience.
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If you’re eagerly waiting for your chance to visit the installation, or haven’t managed to secure tickets yet, here’s a sneak peek at what Vancouver’s Imagine Van Gogh exhibition has to offer:
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The exhibition footprint inside the convention centre is 30,000 sq ft. For context, the total exhibition space at the Vancouver Art Gallery is approximately 41,000 sq ft.
Tickets for the event went on sale in January but quickly sold out, breaking several records in the process. Additional tickets and time slots have since been added, with the event running from March to early June.
Ticket prices start at $34.99 for children (ages four to 15) and $39.99 for adults (ages 16+) and can be purchased online. The exhibition officially opens at the Vancouver Convention Centre on Friday, March 19.
When: Opening March 19, 2021. COVID-19 health safety protocols will be in place.
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre — 1055 Canada Place Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online
With files from Kenneth Chan