“There has never been a phenomenon like the immersive Van Gogh craze,” reports ArtNet. If you want the full Emily in Paris experience — Gabriel sadly not included — then go to Immersive Van Gogh, now open in New York and showing in 19 other locations around the U.S.
The dream team behind the New York exhibition includes Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi and composer Luca Longobardi, who helmed the Paris version at L’Atelier des Lumières.
There are 90,000,000 pixels and 60,600 frames of video in the exhibition, which includes works like The Starry Night and Sunflowers.
You can watch the 35-minute presentation in three different spaces — two filled with odd-shaped mirrors, and the third a cavernous warehouse with folding chairs and benches. You can even rent cushions if you’d prefer to park yourself on the floor.
The exhibition uses high-quality reproductions of Van Gogh’s works to create a series of sensory animations that are accompanied by a blistering soundtrack. Tip: Don’t try and concentrate too much — just let it all wash over you (in a good way).