Yesterday’s post on the Detroit Institute of Arts included several van Gogh works, and we wound up attending the preview last night for Beyond van Gogh: The Immersive Experience last night at Birmingham’s BJCC.
I walked in with no expectations of what the exhibit would be like — Omega Mart but trippy sunflowers and starry, starry nights? Candytopia-ish so works in lots of unexpected media (our visit to the Atlanta Candytopia here) and spaces built for selfies?
It was more along the lines of the new projector-based show written about at Artnews yesterday — the Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience that’s opening in London and DC next year.
First, there’s a walk-through timeline of several screens to set things up
and the finale room, where there’s a :45 show of works looping, changing, morphing — this is where you want to stay
I’m smiling under this mask, but this is also a chance to say I felt “safe” the whole time — everyone was masked and plenty of room all around
Completely different, but I got a media invitation back in September to Downtown Abbey: The Exhibition in Atlanta and didn’t get a chance to go, but it’s completely open now and looks terrific.