If you’re feeling bereft with the end of Hong Kong Arts Month, here’s something new and exciting to fill the cultural void as one of the world’s most visited multi-sensory exhibition Van Gogh Alive has landed in Hong Kong. The show brings Vincent Van Gogh’s iconic and lesser-known paintings and artworks to life at Kowloon Bay’s FTLife Tower, which you can visit between now and July 7.
This is no ordinary art exhibition. Van Gogh Alive invites visitors to step into the large black box gallery that spans 13,000 sq ft of space, where floor-to-ceiling screens that stretch from wall to wall and even cover columns and the ground showcase more than 3,000 of Van Gogh’s paintings and hand scripts. We’re talking everything from the iconic The Starry Night and Sunflowers to his Japanese-inspired pieces. But the artworks aren’t just stagnant projections. Accompanied by a carefully curated playlist of classical music, some details of the works have been altered to move – think the film Loving Vincent. The exhibition is nothing short of immersive and captivating, you can easily lose yourself in the colours and music and find yourself standing in the same spot for 30 minutes.
Be sure to check out the interactive drawing room filled with rows of canvas stands where visitors can try their hand at drawing following the projected video, as well as a real set of the Bedroom in Arles for photo-ops. Of course, a gift shop is a given, offering a wide range of t-shirts, tote bags, posters and more with Van Gogh’s works printed on them. So make sure get your tickets ($230) via the website before heading there.