IN PHOTOS: Marvel at a master and his works in ‘Van Gogh Alive’ exhibit

Karen Flores Layno, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 25 2019 09:20 PM | Updated as of Oct 25 2019 09:43 PM

MANILA — The much-anticipated exhibit that brings Vincent van Gogh’s paintings to life through digital renditions is finally in Manila.

”Van Gogh Alive” was launched to members of the media and special guests at One Bonifacio High Street in Taguig on Friday.

It will be open to the public starting on Saturday, October 26, and will run until December 8.

 

“We are proud to say that this labor of love is finally complete,” said Myra Ocampo, head of commercial operations for Fort Bonifacio Development Corp., one of the local partners behind “Van Gogh Alive” along with Bonifacio Art Foundation (BAFI).

“May we all lose ourselves and marvel in his (Van Gogh’s) masterpiece. I hope it inspires awe and wonder, if only for a few minutes, and smashing new content for your Instagram feeds,” she added in jest.

BAFI managing director and curator Maria Isabel Garcia, for her part, hopes that the exhibit will make a lasting impact on its visitors.

“We hope that you will not be mere passersby or simply be selfie-takers who will just notice a hint of human spirit here and there. We aim for you to feel the raging fire in a master artist’s heart over 150 years ago,” Garcia said.

Created by Melbourne-based Grande Exhibitions, “Van Gogh Alive” aims to make art more accessible to a wider audience. 

The multi-sensory exhibit projects Van Gogh’s pieces on walls and pillars, switching places as synchronized with a classical score. 

Those who want to check out “Van Gogh Alive” are required to make a reservation online, with tickets at P750 per adult and P450 per child.

View the slideshow below for a preview of “Van Gogh Alive” in Manila:

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Guests take photos and videos during the preview event for the “Van Gogh Alive” multi-sensory exhibition. George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News