To appreciate Van Gogh’s vivid artworks, one must get into his head. This new 360-degree digital immersive art experience provides a memorable trip through his life, tribulations and inspirations
After successful runs in Europe and the US, the Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience has finally made its way to South-east Asia with a debut in Singapore.
Held at Resorts World Sentosa, this 360-degree digital immersive art experience harnesses a blend of artwork replicas, digital projections, Virtual Reality (VR), and atmospheric light and sound to take visitors deep into Vincent van Gogh’s world.
Leading into the exhibition venue is an enormous façade of cobalt blue and stunning yellow blooms – an amalgamation of Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Sunflowers – that hints at the visual fest that is to come.
Passing through hallways of artwork replicas, including the Dutch artist’s many self-portraits (keep your eyes peeled for a surprise), visitors will soon find themselves in multiple galleries that convey stories of his growing up years and family, his move into art, his struggles, his inspirations and his dedication to perfection.
Art aficionados may appreciate the exhibition for its innovative showcase of more than 300 vivid artworks, but this is also an attraction that will engage and enchant even those unfamiliar with the artist and his creations.
There are many fun highlights here, including The Immersive Room, which presents a mesmerising 40-minute digital projection mapping showcase of Van Gogh’s most famous artworks; the Japonisme gallery, which provides insights into Japanese art influences to Van Gogh’s work and where matcha tea demonstrations are offered to visitors; and the A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles VR Experience, where visitors don VR headsets and walk through stunning landscapes that replicate some of his iconic artworks.
Besides the visual awe, there are nuggets of Van Gogh fun facts to take home too, thanks to excellent storytelling.
This educational and entertaining experience has the potential to cater to both the Van Gogh fanatic and the layman, as well as people across ages. Little ones will find joy rolling on fields of projected flowers in The Immersive Room and Japonisme gallery. Should visitors determine an attraction’s worth through its ‘Instagrammability’, then Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience would score well.
Rate: S$24 (US$17.80) for adults; S$15 for children