IMMERSIVE KLIMT: REVOLUTION
The Creative Team Behind Immersive Van Gogh Turn to the Glittering Golden Age of Turn-of-the-Century Vienna, Arriving in Detroit Sept. 10, 2022 and running concurrently with Immersive Van Gogh until Oct. 16, 2022
DETROIT – Lighthouse Immersive, North America’s leading producer of ground-breaking experiential art exhibits, today announced its newest immersive installation coming to Lighthouse ArtSpace Detroit (311 E Grand River Ave.): Immersive Klimt: Revolution, opening on Sept. 10, 2022. With millions of tickets sold and a presence in 17 cities throughout North America, Lighthouse Immersive continues to bring transformative immersive art experiences to patrons all across the country.
Lighthouse Immersive turns to Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) to take patrons to the height of the Viennese artistic revolution, a period full of energy birthed by the collision of the traditional with the modern. Following successful runs in Toronto, Phoenix and Boston, Immersive Klimt: Revolution arrives in Detroit on Sept. 10 for a limited showing through Oct. 16. During this time, Immersive Van Gogh will be extended and continue its run concurrently with Immersive Klimt. Tickets are now on sale at immersiveklimt.com/detroit. Ticket prices start at $34.99 with timed and flexible options available.
Immersive Van Gogh creator, world-renowned master of digital art Massimiliano Siccardi, is now bringing patrons through Klimt’s evolution from thousands of hand drawn sketches to works from the pinnacle of his “Golden Phase” such as the “The Woman in Gold,” “Tree of Life” and his most famous and storied work, “The Kiss.” Along the way, the exhibit will also introduce the work of some of Klimt’s contemporaries, Egon Schiele and Kolomon Moser. The projections will once again be accompanied by multimedia composer Luca Longobardi’s curated music selections and compositions.
“With Klimt, Massimiliano and Luca have raised the bar yet again, extending the possibilities of the immersive art experience even further,” says producer Corey Ross. “They are a bit more playful in this show with how they animate Klimt’s work – the show has a really celebratory energy that will absolutely meet the moment as Boston continues to return to normalcy this spring.”
“This exhibit takes you on a very exciting journey,” adds producer Svetlana Dvoretsky. “Klimt was a leader through a time of unrest among artists who wanted to completely re-imagine what art could be and make art that favored graphic style and symbolism. He was a bold provocateur, particularly in his daring portrayal of the female form. The exhibit bathes the viewer in the sensual colors and golden glow of the period while also evoking the thrilling energy of times of change.”
About Lighthouse Immersive
Lighthouse Immersive brings together two of Toronto’s preeminent production companies – Starvox Entertainment, Canada’s fastest growing live entertainment company responsible for bringing hit shows like The Art of Banksy to Toronto, and Show One Productions, a full-service production company presenting concerts with high-profile classical musicians, opera stars and orchestras – to bring the world premiere of Immersive Van Gogh to Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and 16 other North American cities. Working directly with the Italian masters of immersive digital art and other leading global creators, Lighthouse Immersive has custom-designed all exhibits to distinctly envelop the various architectural settings they inhabit.
In the last year, the Canadian company has announced or opened new galleries in 21 U.S. cities including Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City and Orlando. To date, Lighthouse Immersive has sold well over 5 million tickets to Immersive Van Gogh across North America, with Art Net recently commenting on the wave of immersive galleries, calling it “one of the largest coordinated art phenomena of all time.”
About Gustav Klimt
Gustav Klimt, born in Baumgarten, near Vienna in the Austrian Empire in 1862, spent his early career painting murals on the walls and ceilings of prestigious pieces of architecture, including the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Ringstrasse in Vienna. Feeling stifled by the Association of Austrian Artist’s stalwart dedication to traditional artistic styles, Klimt helped found the Vienna Secession; an artistic movement that embraced stylistic diversity and invited artists from all over the world to come to Vienna to showcase their work, thus rejecting artistic nationalism that had grown popular at the time. Klimt’s most acclaimed works saw their inception during his “Golden Phase,” punctuated by unreserved eroticism, Byzantine imagery and gold leaf.
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