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, will debut in Southeast Asia in 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 organised by H&B in partnership with Exhibition Hub, Fever, and RWS.
360-degree Digital Art Experience
The 360-degree digital art experience is housed within various individualistic galleries in the expansive space of over 17,000 square feet. The exhibition invites you 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 mesmerising space where you can sit and absorb the wonders of one of the most well-loved Dutch influential artists all around you 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 will be featuring a showcase of the traditional Japanese art style of woodblock stamps and prints.
The ancient art of Japanese woodblocking 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 will also be an authentic matcha tea ceremony on display, with you 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 you this experience, focusing on the Japanese hospitality and art form of the process.
Virtual Reality Experience
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.
In the drawing studio, your work becomes a part of the show, where you can become artists through unique creations, or recreating an art piece that inspired you the most from the exhibition. You can also scan it onsite and transform it into a larger-than-life digital representation which you can use as your exclusive photo backdrop.
After visiting the exhibition and experiencing art in various forms, you can also enjoy a whole suite of add-on experiences, including a thematic cafe that offers Janice Wong’s range of pastries and sweet treats, plus exclusive exhibition merchandise. There is also a range of activities and programmes in store for all ages, from signature yoga classes to art jamming sessions and more.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will open to the public from 1 March 2023. Tickets are available from 19 January, 4pm, from S$15 for children and S$24 for adults. Visit here for more information.