To those who missed their chances to catch up with Van Gogh Alive last 2019, you should definitely hit it this 2023. Created and produced by GRANDE Experiences and SENSORY4™️, Van Gogh Alive is returning October 20 – December 10, 2023, in BGC Art Center.
- 1 What is Multi-Sensory Experience?
- 2 The Experience
- 3 The Bedroom in Arles
- 4 The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
- 5 The Sunflower Mirror Room
- 6 The Art Studio
- 7 Price
- 8 Operating Schedule of Van Gogh Alive BGC Art Center 2023
- 9 Booking Website of Van Gogh Alive 2023 in BGC Arts Center
- 10 Van Gogh Alive 2023 in BGC Arts Center
- 11 About the Photographer
- 12 Share this:
- 13 Related
What is Multi-Sensory Experience?
A multi-sensory experience refers to an art encounter that engages more than just one sense.
This means that visitors don’t merely look at static artworks on a wall.
It is incorporating a variety of sensory elements (visual, audio, aroma, etc.) to enhance the viewer’s connection with the art and the artist.
The multi-sensory experience of Van Gogh Alive was brought by SENSORY4™️.
As Grande Experiences states, “It is almost impossible not to get a sense of Van Gogh’s thoughts, feelings, and state of mind as his works come to life in vivid details.”
Entering the exhibit area, my heart went giddy when I saw the outline of the paintings.
I nearly cried when I saw my favorite Vincent’s quote, lol srsly.
A selfie couldn’t be missed in this life-size, The Starry Night wall.
Also, here’s a funny comparison of me five years ago with the ‘Starry Night’ wall! HAHA.
Sip & Gogh Kapitolyo | 2018
Van Gogh Alive BGC Arts Center | 2023
See my blog here 5 years ago: Sip & Gogh Paint your own Starry Night
Entering the gallery, you would be surrounded by high-quality projections of 3,000 visual displays that come to life in walls, columns, ceilings, and floors.
The classical soundscape that synchronizes with the visuals enhances the emotional impact of the experience as it will immerse you with Van Gogh’s spiral thoughts that reflects so much in his arts.
I barely noticed the aroma and scents. It could be that I am so engulfed with the visuals that the olfactory stimuli had been negligible to me.
What I liked most were the thoughts in text by Van Gogh flashing side by side with his art. His feelings are almost tangible in his life-size strokes flashing before my eyes.
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The Bedroom in Arles
This is Vincent’s room during his stay in the The Yellow House in Arles (which he also painted).
Instead of just musing over the painting, now, you can actually step inside the Bedroom in Arles.
This part of the exhibit is interactive. You are allowed to touch and move around the room.
He created 3 oil paintings of his bedroom and the third was created during his confinement in asylum of Saint-Remy which he voluntarily admit himself because he knew he was mentally-ill.
The warped perspective of the 3rd painting were intentional and indicative of his downward mental health.
The warping of perspective, bold colors, and swirling patterns in “The Bedroom” is an embodiment of van Gogh’s struggle with mental illness and his attempts to convey his emotional experiences through his art.
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
The Sunflower Mirror Room
A room filled with sunflowers in the exhibit is inspired by Van Gogh’s series of Sunflowers.
It is undeniable that yellow was Vincent van Gogh’s primary favorite color in his artworks.
In his series of Sunflowers, it’s incredible how he used a limited palette of yellows and browns and still produced artwork that is nothing short than the real thing.
The Sunflowers series was inspired by the gardens of Montmartre in Paris. These paintings were created during his stay in Arles, which depicts his hopes and optimism in establishing his own studio.
The Art Studio
The art studio within the Van Gogh Alive exhibit offered a unique opportunity for the goers to recreate his art, The Starry Night or The Bedroom in Arles.
The setup, with designated stations and instructional screens, made it easy to follow along and get creative.
Related Article: Paint Your Own Starry Night at Sip & Gogh Kapitolyo
P1,200 – 2 Hour Pass
P2,500 – Whole Day Pass, enter and exit anytime
We went for the whole day pass to shoot our contents right. I am the kind who likes experiential activities and if this is with Van Gogh’s artworks I could go on 24 hours, haha.
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I am a restless soul who doesn’t want to be limited by time especially during my fan-girling day to VVG! Also, there’s a free booklet for remembrance haha. So there goes my explanation, lol.
Operating Schedule of Van Gogh Alive BGC Art Center 2023
October 20 – December 10, 2023
TUESDAY – FRIDAY
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
SATURDAY – SUNDAY
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
2-HOUR TIME SLOTS
ADDITIONAL TIME SLOT ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Booking Website of Van Gogh Alive 2023 in BGC Arts Center
Ticket World – https://premier.ticketworld.com.ph/shows/
For more information – https://www.bgcartscenter.org/vga
FAQ – https://www.bgcartscenter.org/vga
Van Gogh Alive 2023 in BGC Arts Center
BGC Arts Center, Projects of Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc.
About the Photographer
Joyce Villanueva-Corporal is a Digital Designer, Graphic Artist, and Desktop Publisher. She graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Santo Tomas. She also serves as a District Multi-Media Officer in our church. Collaborating with her is always a joy, as she brings creativity and enthusiasm to our content creation sessions. You can connect with her on Instagram @jcorp__visuals.