Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most influential painters, with his art — distinct and expressive with the use of color and brush strokes that broke away from traditional techniques — paving the way for new artistic movements.
While his early works were mainly dark and somber, the Dutch post-impressionist artist was particularly drawn to landscapes and still life paintings. The Starry Night, undoubtedly his most popular work, depicts a nocturnal landscape with swirling stars above a small village. It was, and still is, a masterpiece that continues to marvel audiences from around the world.
But imagine seeing The Starry Night on a 360-degree digital immersive art exhibition? For the first time in Southeast Asia, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore presents Van Gogh’s most iconic works through a mix of stunning replicas, cutting-edge digital projections, virtual reality, and spectacular atmospheric light and sound.
Organized by H&B and Exhibition Hub, together with Fever and RWS, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is a must-see not just for art lovers but for visitors from all walks of life and ages. Presenting the celebrated artist’s works in a way that is accessible to the general public and reshaping the traditional idea of classic art galleries and museums, the exhibition grants visitors a unique closeness and understanding of Van Gogh’s works through an exquisite blend of art, storytelling, and technology.
The wholly immersive experience begins from the moment visitors set foot into a larger-than-life facade of an amalgamation between two of Van Gogh's most iconic artworks — Starry Night and Sunflowers — a grand gateway to the journey that will lead them through more than 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks displayed in a multitude of mediums across various thematic zones.
Visitors will be greeted by interactive installations, artwork displays, and monographs, as well as texts about the artist, his life, and his masterpieces.
Further into the exhibition room is a fascinating replica of Van Gogh’s bedroom in Arles, France, taking audiences to the artist’s natural world.
As visitors go through new discoveries about Van Gogh, they will be led into The Immersive Room, a remarkable and genuinely immersive space depicting a 40-minute digital projection mapping showcase of Van Gogh’s most famous artworks.
The projections will also provide insight into the development and transformation of Van Gogh’s art style, such as his evolving interpretations of sunflowers, a subject matter he was known to continuously return to.
To end off their exhibition experience, visitors can choose Sketch & Post, a complimentary fringe activity to put pen to paper their own art piece and have it scanned onto a live screen, or experience “A Day in the Life of the Artist in Arles,” a 10-minute VR journey of Van Gogh’s artworks. Some artworks they can get close to include Vincent's Bedroom in Arles, Starry Night, Wheatfield With Crows, and Starry Night Over The Rhône.
Admission to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience is priced from S$15 for children and S$24 for adults. Tickets will be released periodically for all to have a chance to catch the exhibition during its run in Singapore. Visit www.vangoghexpo.com/singapore for more information.
Van Gogh: The Immersive Art Experience
Opening hours: (time slots available every half hour)
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sundays: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Duration: The visit will take around 60 to 75 minutes
Location: The Forum Level B1 - Resorts World Sentosa - 8 Sentosa Gateway