See the world as Van Gogh did via an experiential digital art exhibition at Kadokawa Culture Museum’s 1F Grand Gallery. The immersive 360-degree projection mapping installation takes you on a journey through the painter’s life, affording the opportunity to see the world as he saw it.
There is perhaps no Western painter who enjoys greater popularity in Japan than Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). Many of his works, such as Sunflowers, The Yellow House, The Bedroom, Cypresses, Self-Portrait and The Starry Night, are widely known, as is his eventful life, including his admiration for ukiyo-e and Japanese culture in general, and living with Paul Gauguin in southern France prior to his tragic end. Van Gogh’s works received little esteem during the painter’s lifetime, but only after his death did his paintings attract public attention and went on to have a major impact on the history of painting at large.
Opening now is a digital art exhibition that invites visitors to relive the world as perceived by Vincent Van Gogh. Through a combination of music and 360° projections onto the venue’s walls and floors, the exhibition recreates Van Gogh’s visual world, while tracing his passionate life devoted to painting.
The visuals reproduce Van Gogh’s boldly colored paintings with a special focus on his characteristically energetic brushstrokes, with occasional shifts from warm to rather gloomy tones. The immersive displays are designed to reflect Van Gogh’s poetic, emotionally confused inner workings by emphasizing the contrast of light and shadow.
As there is no prescribed way to appreciate this exhibition, you may walk around the displays and stop – or even lounge in a hammock – at any point you like, absorb the essence of Van Gogh’s works, and be taken right into the life that he entirely spent creating them.
Creative Direction: Gianfranco Iannuzzi
Created by: Gianfranco Iannuzzi – Renato Gatto – Massimiliano Siccardi
KCM Editing: Rino Tagliafierro
Production: Culturespaces Digital®
Van Gogh - This is How I See the World
2022.6.18(sat) - 11.27(sun)
Kadokawa Culture Museum 1F, Grand Gallery
Sun-Thu: 10:00 - 18:00
Fri-Sat: 10:00 - 21:00
*Last entry 30 mins before close
Kadokawa Culture Museum (Kadokawa Culture Promotion Foundation)
General (Uni student & above): ¥2,200
Middle & Senior High student: ¥1,800
Elementary school student: ¥1,100
Pre-school: Free entry
General (Uni student & above):¥2,400
Middle & Senior High student: ¥2,000
Elementary school student: ¥1,300
Pre-school: Free entry
※All prices are tax inclusive.
※Close days and operations are subject to change without notice. Check the Kadokawa Culture Museum official site for the latest information.
※The 1 DAY Passport includes access to this exhibition. Refer to the Ticket Page for details.
※Depending on when you visit, some sections of the museum may be closed off for entry due to rearrangement.
※Please note the exhibition may have its contents changed at any time, or prematurely discontinued.
Every 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month.
If any of the Tuesdays above falls on a public holiday, the museum will remain open for that Tuesday and instead close the next day (Wednesday)
※Check the Kadokawa Culture Museum official website for the latest information.