Bunker de Lumières: van Gogh


Jeju: An exhibition that uses different media to explore the life of Dutch Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, as well as a few of his artist friends and contemporaries, has been opened in Jeju.

In a hidden bunker in a village where the sun rises, this fortress was transformed into a gallery of light that is representative of the colors of Jeju.

It is a reinforced concrete building of about 3,000 square meters which managed the submarine optical cable system of the national telecommunication network. AMIEX now uses it as a cultural space for the immersive media art of France. Colorful laser graphics of van Gogh and his contemporaries are projected on the concrete walls in this exciting exhibition.

Masterpieces from the artist’s beginnings in Neunen, his hey-day in Paris to his emotional breakdown in Arles and on to his demise in Auvers are re-interpreted using digital media and other creative techniques.

The exhibition journeys through the troubled mind of the painter through various zones using multi-media to tell his troubled story.

According to Jeju Weekly, his paintings and aspects of them are projected across side walls, floors and in front of the viewer to create an immersive experience.

The exhibition which opened on December 6 will run until October 25 next year.

Jeju lies in the Korea Strait, below the Korean Peninsula, south of the South Jeolla Province. The island contains the natural world heritage site, Jeju Volcanic Island and Lava Tubes.

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