Making its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s SVN West in March 2021, “Immersive Van Gogh” is an all-new visually-striking achievement that invites audiences to step inside post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s most incredible works of art.
Now, following several weeks of record-breaking advance ticket sales, Lighthouse Immersive has announced that “Immersive Van Gogh” — the all-new visually-striking exhibition that invites audiences to step inside post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh’s most incredible works of art — will extend through Monday, September 6, 2021. The much-anticipated exhibition will make its West Coast premiere at San Francisco’s SVN West, located at the intersection of South Van Ness and Market St., beginning Thursday, March 18, 2021. Tickets for all dates are available by visiting vangoghsf.com or calling 844-307-4644. Ticket prices start at $39.99 ($24.99 for children 16 or younger), with VIP, timed, and flexible ticket options available.
“The reception we have received from San Francisco Bay Area ticket buyers has been enthusiastic and welcoming,” said Lighthouse Immersive Co-Producer Corey Ross. “Despite the setbacks and challenges of COVID-19 this past year, one thing is clear — the arts will be coming back stronger than ever in 2021! We look forward to welcoming audiences through our doors beginning in March.”
Created by legendary pioneers of immersive digital art experiences seen around the globe, “Immersive Van Gogh” invites audiences to ‘step inside’ the iconic works of van Gogh, evoking his highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness through art, light, music, movement, and imagination. Utilizing the SVN West’s unique architecture and over 500,000 cubic-feet of projections, the exhibition will feature stunning projections that illuminate van Gogh’s 2,000+ lifetime catalog of masterpieces, including Mangeurs de pommes de terre (The Potato Eaters, 1885), Nuit étoilée (Starry Night, 1889), Les Tournesols (Sunflowers, 1888), and La Chambre à coucher (The Bedroom, 1889). His paintings will be presented as how the artist first saw the scenes they are based on: active life and moving landscapes turned into sharp yet sweeping brushstrokes.
The walk-through experience has been designed with health and safety as a priority. Admissions will be limited and in line with the City and County of San Francisco’s capacity guidelines with touchless ticket-taking, temperature checks upon arrival, hand sanitizer stations, social distancing markers prominent throughout the venue, and digitally–projected social distancing circles on the gallery floors to ensure appropriate spacing. All guests must wear a face covering at all times during their visit to SVN West.
“Immersive Van Gogh” was designed by creative director and Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi, with original, mood-setting music by Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi, who provided a score that combines experimental electronic music with pure, ethereal and simple-seeming piano. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director.
The premiere of “Immersive Van Gogh,” which has already been enjoyed by more than 180,000 guests since its debut in Toronto in July 2020, has received rave reviews from critics around the world. The Toronto Sun hailed it “intense and emotional, cathartic and liberating” and the Toronto Star reflected “I wondered: could projections of paintings on walls and floors be thrilling? The answer is yes.” Called “dazzling” by Lonely Planet and a “blockbuster digital experience that has taken the art world by storm” by artnet news, the exhibition can be summed up by CTV’s description: “a completely new way of encountering art.”
Source: Joint Forces Journal