If not for the giant ‘please do not touch’ signs forbidding us, we’d all act on the mischievous urge to touch beautiful pieces of art in museums and galleries. How wonderful would it be if instead of staring at a painting from a safe distance, you could step right into its mesmerising world of colours and be submerged in its beauty? You can do exactly that starting today as the Gaudí, Kandinsky & Klee: The Immersive Experience has opened gates at Infinity des Lumières in The Dubai Mall. This awe-inspiring immersive digital art exhibition is your chance to enter the masterpieces and the minds of three artistic geniuses: you can touch, feel and engage with Gaudí’s UNESCO World Heritage buildings, and Kandinsky and Klee’s psychedelic abstract art like never before.
And we’re not exaggerating. Here’s how the magic will happen at Gaudí, Kandinsky & Klee Experience – 130 state-of-the-art projectors will take paintings and architectural marvels out of their canvases and geographical boundaries by turning them into lifelike 360° projections. You will be engulfed by dazzling colours and lights of over 3,000 images gliding across the walls, floors and ceilings, set to music. That means iconic paintings such as Kandinsky’s ‘Squares With Concentric Circles’ will be touching you and not the other way around. Take that museum warning signs!
Spread across a mind-boggling 3,300 sq metres of space (that’s roughly the size of half a football field), this 45-minute immersive experience at Infinity des Lumières is a glorious phenomenon that will see you journey into a dreamy landscape of art, architecture and music. Three mini-exhibitions of 15 minutes each have been combined into one all-encompassing session in the Gaudí, Kandinsky & Klee: The Immersive Experience.
Revered Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí’s famed buildings, such as Sagrada Família and Parc Güell will rise, tumble and reassemble around you in the exhibit titled ‘Gaudí, The Architect of the Imaginary’. These high-def virtual recreations will allow you to marvel at the artistry of these historical sites without stepping a toe in Barcelona. But here’s the best part – you can go snap-happy and click as many pictures as you want of these digital replicas without worrying about damaging fragile ancient structures.
The following two 15 minute-experiences are also Instagram fodder, so your phone will be frozen to your hands, recording 24/7 (keep a power bank and selfie stick handy). As you drift around the venue you’ll be drenched in the hypnotic shapes and colours of Kandinsky’s art in ‘Wassily Kandinsky: The Odyssey of Abstraction’. This exhibit offers a window into the artistic movements like pointillism, impressionism as well as the folktales and memories that inspired Russian artist Kandinsky’s work.
‘Paul Klee: painting music’ is a tribute to the multi-talented German painter Paul Klee’s fascination with numbers, geometry, the underwater world and music; Klee was also a professor and musician. It’s hard to tear your eyes away from projections of his famous fish painting series that will bathe viewers in serene blue light as they sway in rhythm to classical music. You surely want to grab your tickets now to lock down your chance to experience this epic multisensory treat.