Immersive Van Gogh Opens September 15
The producers of Immersive Van Gogh, North America’s original and highly-anticipated art installation, announced today that unforeseen construction delays, due particularly to supply chain issues, has forced the delay of the opening a second time and will now open September 15 on the Las Vegas Strip at the all-new Lighthouse Las Vegas located on Level 3 at The Shops at Crystals (3720 S. Las Vegas Blvd.) adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino.
“As the producer of Immersive Van Gogh, I am disappointed to announce a second delay in opening in Las Vegas,” said Producer Corey Ross. “The cause of our delay is due to issues we are having in completing our construction, and particularly supply chain issues related to the air conditioning units which have been delayed due to COVID-19.”
Despite requests the producers are frustrated that the county will not allow the Immersive Van Gogh to install temporary event air conditioning while they wait for the permanent units to arrive. The production is a massive multi-million-dollar installation on a scale beyond touring exhibitions and missing the summer tourist season is certainly not ideal for excited ticket holders. The exhibit is currently receiving rave reviews in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Toronto, among other cities, and, numerous celebrities including Madonna have been mesmerized after experiencing the exhibit.
Even though there are unexpected delays, the Immersive Van Gogh Las Vegas exhibit will be one of the most ambitious and elaborate in the country as the creative team are utilizing a space that has never been used before for this type of installation. In addition, Las Vegas is one of the few exhibits outside of New York to enlist the talents of David Korins, the award-winning designer of numerous Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. Korins has joined forces with the Italian creative team and will sculpt the Immersive Van Gogh public spaces and bring his creative technology to make a series of illuminating, interactive and one-of-a-kind elements that offer ways to learn more about Vincent van Gogh, his life, his body of work and to take a deeper more meaningful look at how his work resonates with modern-day audiences.
“This delay is frustrating not only for our artistic team who are so excited to open their first Las Vegas show, but also our operations team who are anxious to start their new jobs and welcome you to our new venue at The Shops at Crystals,” said Ross. “Most importantly it is frustrating to our ticketholders, and we hope that they will be able to stick with us and come back in September when we promise to present an extraordinary immersive production.”
Tickets for the exhibition, located at the all-new Lighthouse Las Vegas on Level 3 at The Shops at Crystals (adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino) are on-sale now at VanGoghVegas.com. Tickets range in price from $59.99 to $99.99 (+ taxes and fees).
The Immersive Van Gogh team includes Creator Massimiliano Siccardi; Composer Luca Longobardi and Art Director Vittorio Guidotti, all of whom have created immersive art exhibits in Europe. In addition, David Korins, the award-winning designer of numerous Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen has joined forces with the Italian creative team and will sculpt the Immersive Van Gogh public spaces. Korins is also bringing creative technology to make a series of illuminating, interactive and one-of-a-kind elements that offer ways to learn more about Vincent van Gogh, his life, his body of work and to take a deeper more meaningful look at how his work resonates with modern-day audiences.
This winning team will make Immersive Van Gogh Las Vegas one of the most impressive stagings to date, having already opened to tremendous acclaim in Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco, and New York, with additional openings scheduled for 16 cities across North America, including Los Angeles, Dallas, Denver, and more. Since its North American premiere in July 2020, more than 2.5 million tickets have been sold to Immersive Van Gogh, making it the most popular attraction currently in North America.
“Immersive Van Gogh has been hailed as an entirely new way of encountering art and has been enthusiastically embraced by press and patrons in every city in which it currently is being presented,” said Producer Corey Ross. “Our Las Vegas exhibition will be one of our most ambitious as we are utilizing a space that has never been used before for this type of installation.”
Immersive Van Gogh has received rave reviews from critics and patrons. The New York Times called it “Lavish!” while Architectural Digest insists it’s “A must see!” NBC’s TODAY SHOW exclaimed it’s “Breathtaking!” The Chicago Tribune exclaimed “entire rooms pulse with imagery and emotional resonance,” while Time Out Chicago called it “a visual spectacle.” The Chicago Daily Herald added it’s “Dizzying! Delightful!” The Toronto Sun declared, “the mind-blowing imagery, brings Van Gogh’s best work to life – including Sunflowers, Irises, and The Starry Night – for a cathartic and liberating experience.” “Immersive Van Gogh ups the emotional ante,” stated the Toronto Star, “I wondered: could projections of paintings on walls and floors be thrilling? The answer is ‘yes’.” Called a “blockbuster digital experience that has taken the art world by storm” by Artnet News, the exhibit “cleverly embraces creativity,” according to Washington Post. The San Francisco Chronicle summed it up saying “It’s one hell of a way to wake up from our long pandemic art nap.”
Immersive Van Gogh was designed by Creator and Italian film producer Massimiliano Siccardi, with original, mood-setting music, both original and curated, by Italian multimedia Composer Luca Longobardi, who provided a score that combines experimental electronic music with pure, ethereal and simple-seeming piano. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director. Siccardi and Longobardi are both pioneers of immersive digital art installations in Europe, where they created the world-renowned Van Gogh, Starry Night exhibition, among others. With approximately 100 state-of-the-art projectors illuminating over the exhibit space, visitors to Immersive Van Gogh will be encircled from head-to-toe in Van Gogh’s brushstrokes and colors, including animated details from works such as Self Portrait with Felt Hat (1888), The Bedroom in Arles (1889), Irises (1889) and The Starry Night (1889).
Tickets and Venue Information
Tickets for Immersive Van Gogh, located at the all-new Lighthouse Las Vegas on Level 3 at The Shops at Crystals (adjacent to ARIA Resort & Casino) are on-sale now at VanGoghVegas.com. Tickets range in price from $59.99 to $99.99 (+ taxes and fees). The new block of tickets will go on sale to the public Saturday, June 19 at 10 am PST.
Things to Know About Vincent van Gogh
Legendary Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) is recognized as one of the world’s greatest and best loved artists. He was born in the Netherlands to his father, Theodorus van Gogh, and his mother, Anna Cornelia Carbentus, a moody artist whose love of nature, drawing and watercolors was passed on to her son. He worked at his uncle Cornelis’ art dealership when he had already been fluent in French, German and English, as well as his native Dutch. He fell in love with English culture when he was transferred to the Groupil Gallery in London in 1873. During his short life he painted more than 2,000 artworks ranging from ordinary household items and self-portraits to surreal landscapes that inspire awe. Van Gogh was a post-Impressionist painter whose work — notable for its beauty, emotion and color — highly influenced expressionism in 20th-century art. He struggled with mental illness and remained poor and virtually un-known throughout his life. He was tragically admitted to a psychiatric hospital after offering his severed ear to a woman at a local brothel. For hope, he turned to painting and nature, until one day when he went out to paint in the morning with a loaded pistol in his hand and reportedly shot himself in the chest. In his 37 years alive, Van Gogh only sold one painting, The Red Vineyards, to his brother Theo.