World premiere of new immersive Van Gogh exhibition

Richard Burnett

Richard “Bugs” Burnett is a Canadian freelance writer, editor, journalist, blogger and columnist for alt-weeklies, mainstream and LGBTQ publications. Bugs also knows Montréal like a drag queen knows a cosmetics counter.

This article was updated on April 20, 2022.

Masterpieces by Van Gogh get a dazzling digital treatment in the brand-new immersive exhibition VAN GOGH-Distorsion at the Palais des congrès de Montréal starting April 28, 2022.

VAN GOGH-Distorsion was created by local Québec creative minds and the high-tech environment of OASIS immersion. Canada’s largest indoor immersive attraction, located on the ground floor of the Palais des congrès, OASIS immersion presents all-immersive temporary exhibitions inspired by the people, places and trends that shape our world. It is a walkable, no-contact experience featuring three immersive galleries, two dazzling light installations and a lounge area with café-bar and boutique, covering 2,000 m2 (over 21,500 ft2).

 

VAN GOGH-Distorsion

The world premiere of the new OASIS immersion exhibition VAN GOGH-Distorsion offers a bright and colourful immersive journey through some 225 paintings, drawings and sketches by the iconic Dutch-born painter.

Fitted with 119 surround-sound speakers and 105 laser projectors creating 360° projections on the walls and floors of three galleries, the immersive exhibition offers a contemporary look at Van Gogh’s opus and imagines what he could have achieved with today’s technology. The sensory experience celebrates the larger-than-life pioneer, allowing visitors to connect with Van Gogh’s paintings on the newly-installed interactive floor.

Tickets and schedule

OASIS immersion presents VAN GOGH-Distorsion Thursdays through Sundays beginning on April 28. The experience runs approximately 65 minutes. Departures with limited places are available every 20 minutes. Tickets available via oasis.im or ticketpro.ca. It is highly recommend to arrive onsite 10 minutes prior to your scheduled start, as indicated on your ticket.

Richard Burnett

Richard “Bugs” Burnett is a Canadian freelance writer, editor, journalist, blogger and columnist for alt-weeklies, mainstream and LGBTQ publications. Bugs also knows Montréal like a drag queen knows a cosmetics counter.

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