VON MONET BIS KANDINSKY.VISIONS ALIVE, Berlin, is the exhibition of the season as it erases any sense of time and place. It’s a glimpse into a different world where art and music come together. For about 60 minutes, masterpieces from the classic modern art style dance across the walls of the exhibition room. Mr. Oleg Marinin (48), the creator of the event, expressed: “We created something special for our visitors. We hope they will love it.” –And we did.
The multimedia demonstration features sixteen artists: Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin, Henri Rousseau, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Gustav Klimt, Paul Signac, Piet Mondrian, Amedeo Modigliani, Vincet van Gogh, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, Vasiliy Kandinskiy and Kazimir Malevich. Their 1,500 pieces collected from over 20 museums world-wide mirror the spirit of the artistic epoch from the late 19th century until 1945 as it is defined by the Industrial Revolution, political changes and war. Obviously, all time favorites like Monets “Sunrise” (1872) and “Water Lilies and the Japanese bridge” (1897-1899) as well as van Goghs “The Starry Night” (1889) have been included.
The couch-potato–friendly exhibition is different from the usual art gallery. Snuggled into a beanie bag, visitors can enjoy and marvel at art projections dancing across all four walls of the 1000 square meter large show room. Each of the 1,500 pieces have been digitally edited. The static paintings are set in motion. Small details, like smoking chimneys and leaves swirling in a light breeze bring the pictures to life making the showing to a unique and marvelous artwork itself.
The swirl of color, light and sound creates an artistic force field that’s impossible to escape. VON MONET BIS KANDINSKY. VISIONS ALIVE highlights the change within the classic modern art style. Setting the tone with a light summer wind, thousands of rose paddles twirling in the air and dancing ballerinas, the journey continues over stripe-like fields into the world of colorful squares –a space of absolute abstraction.
Crucial to the exhibition is the emotional experience, says Mr. Oleg Marinin. And often it feels like our emotions are toyed with as the show has a different character than a museum.
The spark for this creative approach of art originated in France. VON MONET BIS KANDINSKY. VISIONS ALIVE is the third, after two successful multimedia art animations* in Berlin and can still be enjoyed until January 2018.
*“Van Gogh Alive” (2015), “Hieronymus Bosh. Visions Alive” (2016)