Immersive art has been booming with pop-up displays throughout the globe, exhibiting the legendary works of Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Frida Kahlo, and Leonardo da Vinci. And on September 14th, Hall des Lumières, New York's newest monument for digital art, opened to the public.
The permanent facility, located in a historic driving directions beaux-arts structure at 49 Chamber Street just off of City Hall Park, will be devoted to creating unique immersive art experiences.
Once inside, visitors will be surrounded by light animations of Klimt's paintings that stretch up to 30 feet in height, set to an unique music. The projections will be made onto the room's marble walls, soaring columns, coved ceiling, and stained glass skylight, making for a unique experience that expands upon temporary exhibitions elsewhere. The French arts organization Culturespaces collaborated with Gianfranco Iannuzzi, the man behind the creation of numerous previous popular immersive art exhibitions incorporating the paintings of Van Gogh, Paul Cézanne, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, to create Hall des Lumierès. Every 10–12 months, the featured exhibit at Hall des Lumières will be replaced.
Much of KIimt's creativity came from the works of the Austrian painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser, whose work is also on exhibit. In addition to the film "Recoding Entropia" by François Vautier, which contemplates the infinite potential of the human mind, visitors may experience a production called "5 Movements" by the multidisciplinary company Nohlab in a mirrored infinity chamber.
Timed entrance is available seven days a week, and tickets cost $30 for adults, $15 for kids ages 5 to 16, and $28 for seniors 65 and above. Admission for two adults and two children is $75 for the family package. You may purchase tickets here.