An extraordinary experience: Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive - the four-dimensional art experience takes place in Eddahallen and opens to the public today, June 2.
Van Gogh Alive - the four-dimensional art experience takes place in Eddahallen and opens to the public today, June 2.

Today, the world-famous exhibition Van Gogh Alive opens in Skellefteå. Visitors can expect to experience the artist's work in a completely new format. "It is an exhibition that is difficult to describe in words; it must be experienced," says exhibition producer Stefan Papangelis.

Skellefteå 2 juni 2023 09:39

The exhibition opens today, June 2, at Eddahallen.

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Van Gogh Alive

The exhibition features a selection of Vincent Van Gogh's works in a modern setting, where some forty projectors show the paintings in combination with music and words.

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Van Gogh Alive

"Van Gogh Alive" has visited cities like Beijing, Mexico City, Munich, London, Sydney, and Madrid, and is now making a northern stop in Skellefteå. The city was a natural choice for exhibition producer Peter Papangelis.

– If you want to come to northern Sweden, Skellefteå is the obvious choice for us. There is a tradition of hosting large art exhibitions here. Besides, Skellefteå serves as a hub to reach a large region including the coastal cities of Luleå, Piteå, and Umeå, says Stefan Papangelis.

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Skellefteå is a natural choice for exhibition producer, Peter Papangelis.

The four-dimensional art experience takes place in Eddahallen and opens to the public today,  June 2.

–One day it's floorball here and the other day it's a world-renowned art exhibition, Stefan Papangelis notes with a smile.

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Van Gogh Alive

The exhibition is a 42-minute long multisensory experience, with the idea of stimulating several senses at the same time. With more than 3,000 inspiring images, walls, floors and ceilings are transformed into one large work of art.

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Fakta:

Over a span of ten years, Vincent van Gogh created more than 2,000 works of art. However, he only managed to sell one painting, "The Red Vineyard," during his lifetime. Today, many of his masterpieces are sold worldwide for millions of dollars each. For instance, his painting "Portrait of Doctor Gachet" was sold for 82.5 million dollars in the 1990s.

Born on March 30, 1853 in Zundert, Netherlands, Van Gogh tragically took his own life at the age of 37 in Auvers, France.

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Van Gogh Alive

During his life, Vincent van Gogh lived under very austere conditions, experiencing episodes of severe mental distress characterized by hallucinations and delusions.

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Van Gogh Alive

The majority of Van Gogh's works reflect his mental state. The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam hosts a permanent exhibition featuring more than 200 of Van Gogh's paintings, along with numerous drawings and letters. His paintings are displayed there in chronological order, allowing visitors to track his shifting mental health through his art. Van Gogh is known for the most famous self-inflicted injury in art history, when, during a dark period of his life, he cut off his own ear.

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In the Van Gogh Alive exhibition, visitors can also follow his works in chronological order.

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