Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago, a new venue within Chicago’s recently renovated Germania Club Building, opens Feb. 11, 2021, with the U.S. premiere of the art experience Immersive Van Gogh.
The three-story facility is dedicated to immersive art presentations, merging the boundaries between entertainment and culture to give visitors the sense that they are encountering art as never before. Using the building’s Victorian-era architectural details, 35-foot-tall walls and multiple levels (including balconies), the venue will present vibrant art exhibitions that surround the viewer on all sides.
Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago recently announced that due to popular demand the U.S. premiere of the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit will extend its dates through Labor Day after having sold out the initial block of tickets. The exhibit will open one hour earlier at 9 a.m. and will offer Saturday afternoon VIP and Premium tickets in February and March.
Immersive Van Gogh is a digital art exhibition that recently received widespread critical acclaim and continues to see blockbuster attendance in Toronto. Immersive Van Gogh invites audiences to “step inside” the iconic works of post-Impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh, evoking his highly emotional and chaotic inner consciousness through art, light, music, movement and imagination. The Italian creative team who pioneered experiences for Atelier des Lumières in Paris have created a custom design to fit the neoclassical architecture of the exhibition’s Chicago home.
“Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago is pleased to welcome corporations, families and friends with a memorable and safely shared experience during this time to see animated masterpieces by one of the world’s most famous artists,” said Corey Ross, Immersive Art Space co-producer. “Working closely with the City of Chicago to implement safety strategies, there are a multitude of opportunities for group outings in the 14,000-square-foot space to be comfortably coordinated with our team.”
The hourlong walk-through experience has been designed with health and safety as a priority. Admissions will be limited in line with the City of Chicago’s capacity guidelines with touchless ticket-taking. Temperature checks will be made upon arrival. Hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markers are prominent throughout the venue. Digitally projected social distancing circles are on the gallery floors to ensure appropriate spacing. All guests must wear a face covering at all times during their visit to Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago.
Immersive Van Gogh was designed by creative director and Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi. Italian multimedia composer Luca Longobardi composed original, mood-setting music. Vittorio Guidotti is the art director.
With more than 50 projectors illuminating over 14,000 square-feet, visitors to Immersive Van Gogh will be encircled from head-to-toe in Van Gogh’s brushstrokes and colors. That includes animated details from works such as Self Portrait with Felt Hat (1888), The Bedroom in Arles (1889), Irises (1889) and The Starry Night (1889).
“Immersive Van Gogh is a new way of encountering art, as it quite literally surrounds viewers on all sides with the brilliant work of one of the greatest painters of all time,” Ross said. “Both connoisseurs and new admirers of Van Gogh’s work are guaranteed a breathtaking perspective on the influential artist’s oeuvre. Merging state-of-the-art technology, theatrical storytelling, animation and some of the finest works of art ever created, Immersive Van Gogh is a uniquely mesmerizing experience that seemingly transports the viewer into the artist’s mind to see these timeless works as never before.”
For more information about Immersive Van Gogh, call 844-307-4644 or visit vangoghchicago.com.