If you were planning to "Gogh" to the immersive Van Gogh art exhibition while it's here in Vancouver, you'll now have more opportunities to do so.
Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition has extended its Vancouver run. Originally slated to fold Sept. 19, the show will now carry on until Oct. 15, 2021.
The exhibition originated in Europe and promises over 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings, displayed in a "grandiose and immersive concept of Total Image," according to organizers.
What exactly does that mean? During a visit to Imagine Van Gogh, guests will wander through a series of larger-than-life projections of the artist’s most famed masterpieces, painted between 1888 and 1890. Those projections are accompanied by immersive audio, adding "emotional depth to each image," and allowing visitors "to live and feel the creative energy of the esteemed artist."
The experience was created by French artistic directors Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron.
"Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work. Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before,” Mauger explained in the release.
The grandiose art exhibition opened to the public on March 19.
Know Before you "Gogh"
The exhibit lasts approximately one hour, and you must ensure you arrive promptly at the start time as indicated on your ticket. Organizers cannot guarantee entry for guests who arrive late.
Masks are mandatory at all times within the Vancouver Convention Centre.
The exhibition is a contactless and cashless experience, taking place over 25,000 square feet at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
Imagine Van Gogh Vancouver will be limited by operating capacity and guests will have to pre-purchase tickets ahead of time to allow for safe physical distance during the event.
When: March 19 - Oct. 15, 2021
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl.
Cost: Adult (16+): Mon-Thu $39.99, Fri-Sun $44.99; Child (4-15): Mon-Thu $34.99, Fri-Sun $39.99; VIP: $99.99; Children 3 and under admitted free, however, they require a ticket due to capacity restrictions. Please ensure you add a free Child 3 and under ticket to your order.
With files from Megan Lalonde and additional reporting by Lindsay William-Ross