Culturespaces opens digital & immersive art center in Amsterdam:
Fabrique des Lumières Opening: On April 22, 2022, a new digital art center will open in Zuiveringshal West on the Westergasterrein in Amsterdam:
Fabrique des Lumières.
The art center is an initiative of the French company Culturespaces, known for the creation of Atelier des Lumières in Paris. The Fabrique des Lumières will feature immersive exhibitions by classical, modern, and contemporary artists. Using advanced technology, the artworks are brought to life through light projections and accompanying music. The first exhibition consists of works by the artist Gustav Klimt and his contemporaries and offers the visitor a new perspective on a Viennese painting of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Opening exhibition: ‘Gustav Klimt, gold and colorful’ Production:
Culturespaces Digital Creative Director: Gianfranco Iannuzzi Graphic Design & Animations: Cutback The first exhibition at Fabrique des Lumières will bring a century of Viennese painting to life in an innovative way with the work of Gustav Klimt (1862 – 1918) and his contemporaries. Golden and brightly colored portraits, landscapes and nudes are shown. Visitors will discover masterpieces – such as Klimt’s famous painting The Kiss – in large format and are immersed in Imperial Vienna in the late 1800s. Klimt was the most important artist of the Wiener Secession, an artists’ association that wanted to distance itself from the traditional view of art in the early twentieth century. The use of the color gold and the decorative motifs symbolized this artistic revolution. The exhibition was created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi.
Short exhibition: ‘Hundertwasser, in the footsteps of the Vienna Secession
Production: Culturespaces Digital Creative Director: Gianfranco Iannuzzi Graphic Design & Animations: Cutback Part of the programming at Fabrique des Lumières is the short exhibition ‘Hundertwasser, in the footsteps of the Vienna Secession. This exhibition, created by Gianfranco Iannuzzi, Renato Gatto and Massimiliano Siccardi, provides an impressive total experience of the work of the Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 – 2000). The painter and architect was heavily influenced by the Vienna Secession and represented an artistic revival of the movement in the twentieth century. His great respect for nature and people is reflected in his painting and architecture. Like Gustav Klimt, Hundertwasser replaces perspective with small boxed areas and prefers lively lines and irregular shapes to straight lines.
Contemporary creation: ‘Journey’ Direction & design:
Nohlab Fabrique des Lumières has, in addition to the large hall with the exhibitions, a studio where the work of contemporary artists is shown. Production studio Nohlab created the digital artwork ‘Journey’ for this: an experimental journey based on the origin of photons – one of the elementary particles of light. ‘Journey’ shows the transition of the photons through all layers of the eye into the nerve cells, where they are converted into electrical signals.
Contemporary creation: ‘Memories’ Direction & design:
Specter Lab The second contemporary creation to be seen in the studio is ‘Memories’. The human brain has an unprecedented ability to store information, yet our memory is selective; it sorts, chooses and saves only what it thinks can be useful. Memory, which is one of the most important functions of the human mind, defines our being and shapes the contours of our identity. ‘Memories’ puts the visitor at the center of this reflection and unites the immensity of the world that surrounds us with our own place in that world. Created by Specter Lab, a multidisciplinary creative studio founded in 2014 by Marc Vidal, Jérôme Sérane and Philippe Granier.
Fabrique des Lumieres
The Fabrique des Lumières exhibitions – accessible to all generations – have been designed in such a way that they do full justice to the architecture of the Purification Hall West, with its 17-meter high walls and 2,800 m2.
Fabrique des Lumières uses advanced, unique technology to present immersive exhibits dedicated to various protagonists of art history. Since opening in Paris in 2018, Atelier des Lumières has attracted more than three million visitors for digitized artworks by Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Gustav Klimt, and Salvador Dalí, among others.
Ticket sales and visit Fabrique des Lumières is open to the public seven days a week.
More information about times and prices can be found at www.fabrique-lumieres.com.