IMAGINE VAN GOGH
THE ORIGINAL IMMERSIVE EXHIBITION IN IMAGE TOTALE©
OPENING IN TACOMA/SEATTLE ON DECEMBER 18th 2021
ON SALE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 9th, AT 10AM PST
(Photo by: Laurence Labat)
Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale© featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings, is making its West Coast debut in Tacoma on December 18th, 2021, at the historic Tacoma Armory situated on South Yakima Avenue. Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale© was presented in Paris in 2017, sold more than 500,000 tickets across Canada this past year, has enchanted audiences everywhere, and is now ready to do the same across the USA. The exhibition will also open in Boston on December 21st at the SoWa Power Station.
Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, renowned for their work at Cathédrale d’Images in Les Baux-de-Provence, South of France, are the Artistic Directors behind the creation of the Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale©. This unique exhibit brings Van Gogh’s canvases to life in a vivid, spectacular way using the concept of Image Totale© conceived by Albert Plécy. The audience enters the artist’s world of dreams, and visitors are surrounded by a total immersive experience; a journey to the heart of the artist’s work.
“Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work. Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before”. Annabelle Mauger, Vancouver Sun.
“In 2008, Annabelle Mauger created her first immersive Van Gogh exhibition, building off what she learned about immersive experiences from her husband’s grandfather (Albert Plécy), who created an early model known as Image Totale©. She has continued to adapt it, working with an art historian to present the last two years of the artist’s life. She wanted people to appreciate the details of Van Gogh’s artwork and his thick and sometimes violent-looking brush strokes without the barrier of a frame”. - Christina Morales, New York Times
With the safety of guests, employees, and the community as the highest priority, Imagine Van Gogh the Original Immersive Exhibition in Image Totale© will open this December in accordance with the public health guidelines of Pierce County and Washington State. The exhibition is a contactless experience spanning over 24,000 square feet with a limited number of guests that will be allowed on a timed-entry basis. Hand sanitizer will be provided, physical distancing of six feet will be required, and masks will be mandatory upon entering.
Tandem Expositions, in conjunction with Encore Productions (France) are excited to bring this spectacular production to Seattle-Tacoma for the very first time.
The exhibition will run December 18, 2021 – January 30, 2022 at the Tacoma Armory, 1001 S. Yakima Ave in Tacoma.
Tickets starting at $ 41.00 (including service fees) go on sale Friday, April 9th at 10:00 AM PDT, and are available online at www.imagine-vangogh.com