Dubai readies for Van Gogh Alive – The Experience

By Sheena Amos

DUBAI 7 March 2018: After hitting headlines in the capital, Van Gogh Alive, makes its way to Dubai’s creative hub – d3 – from coming Sunday.

Running for six weeks, visitors can experience Van Gogh’s artistry and venture into his world. Grande Exhibitions and 6IX Degrees Entertainment present Van Gogh Alive – The Experience, a multi-sensory exhibition event to entertain the whole family – open from March 11.

‘Bedroom in Arles’ showcases a replica of Van Gogh’s surroundings where much of his work was produced, and the city is invited into his space for an up close and personal look. Stretching the definition of an ‘exhibition’ it simulates senses through audio and visual technology.

From start to finish, visitors are surrounded by a powerful and vibrant symphony of light, colour and sound that compels them to leave the world behind and immerse themselves in what has been called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience. Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life as visitors experience the sensation of walking right into his paintings – a feeling that is simultaneously enchanting, entertaining and educational.

Taking place in d3 from March 11th to April 23rd, the exhibition uses state-of-the-art Sensory4 multimedia technology to project enormous crystal-clear images. Set to an evocative classical score, a thrilling display of over 3,000 inspirational images transforms every surface – walls, columns, ceilings, and even floors. At such a scale, the vibrant colours and vivid details of Van Gogh’s work are truly breathtaking.

Adults and children alike will forge their own paths and find their own meaning as they wander through the galleries, exploring hidden nooks, viewing artworks from new angles and discovering unique perspectives. Visitors have the chance to examine Van Gogh’s sources of inspiration via photographs and video displayed alongside his works. But for many, the greatest pleasure lies in simply standing still, indulging the senses as waves of sights and sounds, intense and beautiful, wash over them.

Prices: Adults – Dh70, Kids – Dh65 (up to 16 years)

Student discount: Dh65 (any age, with student card)

When: Dubai, 11th March – 23rd April

Where: Dubai Design District

Tickets at: Platinum List, Virgin Megastore, Dubai Calendar app