A first in the world – Toronto to get a digital drive-in art exhibition of Van Gogh paintings

The pandemic has got us isolating for far too long. However, those who wish to flex their artistic imaginations can now visit an all-exclusive drive-in exhibition in Toronto which will feature select Vincent Van Gogh painting in virtual mode.

Connoisseurs will be able to drive into the 4,000 square foot downtown industrial space and will be required to stay inside their vehicles. Only 14 vehicles will be allowed at a time and after the engines are turned off, enthusiasts will be able to catch a sensational 35-minute show while remaining inside their cars. On display will be iconic Gogh paintings such as Starry Night, Sunflowers, and several self-portraits.

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Commenting on the initiative, co-producer Svetlana Dvoretsky said, “We have been working around the clock to come up with innovative approaches that will make presenting Immersive van Gogh safe for our audiences while keeping our artists, contractors, and staff employed at their pre-COVID salaries.”

The exhibition was previously to take place on May 1 but couldn’t open as a result of the pandemic. It will be operated as a drive-in starting June 18 to adhere to current COVID-19 physical distancing and health guidelines. As Dvoretsky also rightly exclaimed, “People have to see the light at the end of the tunnel and also the light during this situation.”

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[Via: CBC.ca]

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