Opening this March, the exhibition uses large-scale projections and VR for an Instagram-worthy spectacle.
Singapore-based fans of the post-impressionist Dutch master Vincent van Gogh should make plans to swing by Resorts World Sentosa, where a hugely popular digital art showcase will be making its Southeast Asian debut on March 1 after successful runs across Europe and the United States. “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” is being organized by H&B — the same company that brought Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom to Gardens by the Bay in 2021 — in partnership with Exhibition Hub, Fever, and RWS.
Housed at the B1 Forum within a series of galleries totaling more than 1,500 square meters, the exhibition presents a mesmerizing look at more than 300 of Vincent van Gogh’s sketches, drawings, and paintings through floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall digital projections. A double-height central projection area allows visitors to sit and absorb the artistic beauty all around them. In another room, a 10-minute Virtual Reality experience titled “A Day in the Life of the Artist” explores the inspiration behind some of Van Gogh’s most beloved works, including Bedroom in Arles and Starry Night Over the Rhône. Guests can create their own artworks in an adjacent drawing studio before having them scanned and transformed into a larger-than-life digital representation, to be used as their exclusive photo backdrop.
The exhibition’s Singapore edition will also offer a closer look at Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, which were in vogue in France during the 1880s and became a major source of inspiration for Western artists at the time. Ukiyo-e’s strong influence on Van Gogh’s style is especially pronounced in works like The Courtesan (after Eisen). Visitors will then get a glimpse of traditional Japanese culture through an on-site matcha tea ceremony, with fresh matcha served afterward. Tickets for “Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” are now available from S$24 for adults and S$15 for children.