Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, the spectacular, animated 360-degree digital “art event” that has sold out in Europe and Asia will open on June 26 in the heart of Lower Manhattan at Skylight on Vesey, within the former New York Mercantile Exchange. The announcement was made today by event producers Exhibition Hub, an international entertainment producer, and Fever, a leading entertainment discovery platform.
Visitors to the exhibition at Skylight on Vesey, 300 Vesey Street, Battery Park, will step into a virtual experience of more than 300 of Van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings, dramatically displayed on four-story high projections, over 15,000 sq ft of projection surface, all made possible by state-of-the-art video mapping technology, coupled with projections on the floor leave the audience the impression of being enveloped in the art. A drawing studio and additional galleries that explore the life, works and techniques of the Artist, create a truly immersive experience that provides its audience with a new, intimate understanding of the post-impressionist genius and his work.
Immersive and educational, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience provides a COVID-safe digital experience and a great day out for adults and children alike. Tickets can be purchased online at www.vangoghexpo.com/new-york and start at $19.90 for Children and $36.00 for Adults. Special prices are also available for Seniors (65+), Students (13 to 26) and members of the Military.
In addition to the four-story tall central projection area, the exhibition also includes a one-of-a-kind VR experience in a separate gallery. This multi-sensory experience guides the viewer through a ten-minute journey on “a day in the life of the artist,” providing a chance to discover the inspiration behind some of his most beloved works, including Vincent’s Bedroom at Arles, and Starry Night Over The Rhone River.
The 360-degree digital art experience will be held in the 30,000 square foot Skylight on Vesey, which is within the New York Mercantile Exchange’s former home at Brookfield Place, in the midst of New York’s financial district.
“We believe there is a pent-up demand for immersive entertainment, having seen how successful and popular our innovative format has been in other countries,” said Mario Iacampo, CEO of Exhibition Hub. “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience allows people to learn, gather and enjoy art and entertainment, which we know New Yorkers will love.”
Fever, best known for its immersive experiences Candlelight, The Mad Hatter Gin (& Tea) Party and, most recently, the Los Angeles based Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience, have been delighting global audiences through their experiences since 2015, constantly striving to inspire new audiences and revolutionizing the experience industry by democratizing access to culture through their affordable experiences.
Both companies have been operating COVID safe experiences over the last year, following local government guidelines and taking every safety precaution necessary, including safety measures on site and regular COVID testing for all production crew and operations staff.
The exhibit has a natural flow allowing for people to follow a path from beginning to end, with staggered entry times. Visitors to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience will be required to wear face masks at all times and must adhere to anti-COVID transmission protocols. Hand sanitizer stations will be available to visitors on-site.
The exact location for the experience will be announced in the coming weeks, but will be in the heart of the city, in a unique and inspirational venue, with at least 20,000 square-feet of space to enjoy.
The experience will run from July, with tickets available here. Ticket prices will start at $19.90 for Children and $36.00 for Adults. Special prices are also available for Seniors (65+), Students (13 to 26) and Military.
Ticket can be found here.