Tickets go on sale Friday, January 15th at 9:00AM Pacific Time
Vancouver, BC / Wed., January 13th, 2021 – Imagine Van Gogh, the Original immersive exhibition from Europe featuring more than 200 of the Dutch artist’s paintings, will open Friday, March 19th, 2021 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The exhibit will operate in accordance with current public health guidelines in British Columbia in place at the time of opening.
Created by French Artistic Directors Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, renowned for their immersive exhibit Cathédrale d’Images in Les Baux-de-Provence, Imagine Van Gogh was presented first by Encore Productions in France, where it amazed audiences with its grandiose and immersive concept of Total Image; the viewer is literally transported on a journey to the heart of the artist’s work. The exhibit brings Van Gogh’s canvases to life in a vivid, spectacular way: the audience will truly enter the artist’s world of dreams.
“Original canvasses are expanded and fragmented, then projected into unusual shapes to emphasize the mesmerizing exaggerations and distortions of Van Gogh’s work. Visitors experience their energy, emotion, and beauty like never before.” – Annabelle Mauger.
Imagine Van Gogh has sold more than 300,000 tickets in Canada this year in Montreal, Quebec City, and in Winnipeg and is now ready to debut in Vancouver. The initial response to the news that the exhibition is coming to Vancouver has been unprecedented and the organizers believe that they will welcome a record-breaking audience during their stay here.
The unique Imagine Van Gogh exhibit will span over 25,000 square feet of the award-winning Vancouver Convention Centre in the heart of Downtown. The exhibition is a contactless experience and will have limited capacity, timed entries with provincial standard Covid-19 safety protocols in place.
Tickets start at $33.99 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale Friday, January 15th, 2021 at 9:00AM Pacific Time. For tickets and more information, please visit www.imagine-vangogh.com.
Pascal Bernardin Encore Productions
After promoting and working with some of the biggest Artists (Bob Marley, The Police, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Supertramp, Sting), Pascal Bernardin created Encore Productions in 1987 to start bringing Family shows to his markets (Disney on Ice, Mamma Mia, The Walking Dinosaurs). Encore Productions joined the Fimalac Entertainment group in 2014 to present the most successful International Expositions such as The Titanic, The Art of The Brick, Jurassic World, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Imagine Van Gogh and Imagine Picasso. The success of these expositions is due to the subjects, artists, partners, and the quality of production which brings the audience a unique and memorable experience.
Through a unique set of skills and infrastructures, Fimalac Entertainment includes nine companies specializing in production and management for artists and artistic projects, a diversity of 22 equipment’s (performance halls, congress and exhibition centers), 7 Parisian theatres and a service of support functions (financial, legal, human resources, booking, marketing, sponsorship and ticketing).
Paul Dupont-Hébert who is President of Tandem Expositions is no stranger to the Quebec Cultural Scene. Friend and Agent of Francis Cabrel for more than 40 years, he has produced many musicals in Quebec, including the world-acclaimed musical Notre Dame de Paris. He is also behind the success of Imagine Van Gogh in Montreal and Quebec City. After the success of these markets he is looking forward to bringing the exhibition across Canada and internationally.
Paquin Entertainment Group
Established in 1985, Paquin Entertainment Group is a leading, full-service North American arts and entertainment company with offices operating in Winnipeg, Toronto, Vancouver, and Nashville. Paquin Entertainment Group is home to a diverse portfolio including, artist agency and management, film and television, theatrical production, and touring exhibitions. Since its inception, Paquin Entertainment Group’s core vision remains unchanged: to foster a creative culture that seeks and develops the world’s premier artists and productions.