If you thought you need to wait in snaking museum queues in Munich to catch a glimpse of Wassily Kandinsky’s legendary Colour Study painting or hop on flights to far-flung Barcelona to witness Antoni Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, we have good news for you. Gaudí, Kandinsky & Klee: Raise Vibration, is an immersive digital art exhibition condenses both those experiences using moving projections and music to create an immersive 360-degree experience and has brought them to our doorstep at Dubai’s Infinity Des Lumieres. Luckily, Secret Dubai checked out this one-of-a-kind art exhibition and we can guarantee that you’re in for one memorable ride.
What truly makes the Gaudí, Kandinsky, and Klee Immersive Exhibition a winner in our books is the escapism it offers. As a venue, Infinity Des Lumiere has the chameleon-like quality to truly embody the shapes, colour and sound of the 3000 moving images and music that its 130 projectors and 58 speakers unleash, transforming into a dreamy landscape that feels removed from reality. For the next 45 minutes, your worries will be drowned out by a kaleidoscope of colours and sounds.
Broken down into three 15-minute-shows, each focusing on one artist, your experience will kick off with a deep dive into the genius mind of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Set to an eclectic blend of classical scores and pop songs (David Bowie’s Space Oddity makes a special appearance) some of the world’s most recognisable abstract paintings and paint splatters will jump to life on the walls and floors and take you on an otherworldly journey into outer space. Brace yourself for a trippy moment of dizziness where you feel like the floor’s moving beneath you.
Goes without saying that your Instagram stories are going to be on fire capturing the colours and art splashing across the walls. The only drawback to it might be the whiplash you’ll get trying to see everything at once.
That’s followed by Paul Klee’s famous paintings of aquatic life and fish transforming the space into a soothing underwater scene.This is your moment to hit pause on the Instagramming and sit down on one of the many seats scattered around the venue to just stop and stare. It’s an almost meditative peace that will cascade over you.
You’ll be snapped right out of that hypnotic trance by the lively flamenco music of the third show, the grand finale featuring Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s UNESCO world heritage buildings. Barcelona will come to life before your eyes as the dazzling mosaics of Park Guell, the towers and intricate sculptures of La Sagrada Familia and the wavy facade of Casa Milia envelop you. Will it inspire you to book an impulsive trip to Spain? Maybe. Will the spectacular hyper-realistic projections make your jaw drop in awe? Most definitely.
Instead of keeping a respectful distance from paintings and world heritage buildings like you would in a traditional museum, here, your inner child has full rein to touch, feel and step right into them and truly ‘immerse’ yourself in the artistry of it. The hero element of Infinity Des Lumieres as a space that allows you to do just that is a mirror room where the projections are reflected all around infinitely. You’ll probably spend a lot of time lurking here, like we did, waiting for the room to empty out and get a clean Insta-worthy shot.
Got an actual child in tow? The Gaudí, Kandinsky, and Klee Immersive Exhibition is a perfect activity for families and an accessible way to introduce your little ones to the power of art and imagination.
Regardless of your age or your fondness for art, this fun and interactive experience is an ideal day out. Hey, it might even make you curious enough to research the artists and go down a Wikipedia rabbit hole.