Van Gogh Alive at BGC Arts Center: An Immersive Experience

If you haven’t stepped into the mesmerizing world of Van Gogh Alive at the BGC Arts Center yet, you’re in for a treat! The doors reopened on October 20, and let me tell you, the art extravaganza has been so incredible that they decided to extend the exhibit until December 28, 2023. Yes, you read that right – more time to immerse yourself in the magic of Van Gogh!

“I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say: he feels deeply, he feels tenderly.”

Vincent Van Gogh

Let’s talk about this mind-blowing experience created by the geniuses at Grande Experiences. Van Gogh Alive is not just an art exhibition; it’s a full-blown sensory adventure designed for everyone in the family. The Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc., with the delightful touch of Del Monte Philippines, presents this artistic spectacle that has taken the world by storm, inspiring over 9 million art enthusiasts across a hundred cities globally.

The digital spectacle kicks off every day at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig City, inviting you to indulge in a feast for the senses. From the moment you step in until the last brushstroke, you find yourself surrounded by a vibrant symphony of light, color, sound, and even aroma. It’s been aptly called an ‘unforgettable’ multi-sensory experience, and let me tell you, it lives up to the hype!

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Picture this: Van Gogh’s masterpieces come to life around you, giving you the uncanny sensation of stepping right into his world. It’s enchanting, it’s entertaining, and it’s educational – a perfect concoction of artistic delight. As you wander through the exhibit, you’re not just a passive observer; you become an active participant in the art itself. It’s like Van Gogh is inviting you to dance through his Starry Night or stroll along his Sunflowers. The immersion is so deep; you’ll feel like you’ve become a part of art history.

Now, let’s talk about the behind-the-scenes magic. Not only do you get to witness Van Gogh’s brilliance, but you also get a sneak peek into the genius’s mind. Photographs and videos displayed alongside his works unravel the mysteries of his inspiration. It’s like being in a time machine, traveling back to the moments that sparked the creation of some of the most iconic artworks in history.

But wait, there’s more! This year, the Bonifacio Art Foundation, Inc. has upped the ante. They’ve taken Van Gogh Alive to new heights at the BGC Arts Center with interactive and in-depth experiences that take you on a historical art journey. The Introduction Hall is your gateway to getting to know Van Gogh and his masterpieces. Be prepared to be enchanted as you become a part of his story in the multi-sensory experience through the state-of-the-art SENSORY4 immersive gallery.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Beyond the immersive museum experience, there are delightful interactive zones waiting for you. Capture creative photos in the Sunflower Mirror Room and Vincent’s Bedroom – perfect for amping up your Instagram game! For the budding artists, the Art Studio beckons. Channel your inner Van Gogh, grab a brush, and draw your interpretation of his famous artworks. The best part? You get to take home your very own masterpiece!

Let’s talk tech for a moment. Grande Experiences’ state-of-the-art SENSORY4 immersive gallery is the heart of the magic. It seamlessly blends with a carefully curated exhibition space, allowing projections of enormous crystal-clear images. Over 3,000 inspirational images, set to an evocative classical score, transform the world around you into a living, breathing canvas.

Now, the practical stuff. The doors are open to the public starting October 20, and you have the flexibility to choose your visitation day from Tuesdays to Sundays. Weekdays are from 10 am to 8 pm, while weekends stretch a little longer until 10 pm. And here’s a little bonus: enter and exit anytime within the day of your scheduled visit. No rush, no fuss. There’s even a special entry lane and a complimentary Van Gogh Alive program for that extra touch of exclusivity. But here’s the catch – limited slots are available. So, it’s not just an art show; it’s an exclusive ticket to an unforgettable experience!

I recently had the pleasure of immersing myself in the Van Gogh Alive exhibit, and let me tell you, it was an absolute blast! And guess what? My boyfriend, who happens to be an art enthusiast and an artist himself, was equally thrilled. As someone who appreciates all things art, he was like a kid in a candy store. It’s not just an exhibit; it’s a celebration of creativity, a journey through artistic brilliance, and an absolute must for anyone who has the slightest love for art.

(NOTE: THIS POST IS ABOUT OUR EXPERIENCE LAST DECEMBER 21, 2023.)

  • Dive into a Masterpiece: Van Gogh Alive isn’t just an exhibit; it’s an explosion of colors and creativity that’ll make your senses dance.
  • Pose & Play: Strike a pose in the Sunflower Mirror Room and unleash your inner Van Gogh – it’s your chance to shine!
  • Slow Down, Marvel More: Take your time to soak in the artistry. It’s not a race; it’s an enchanting journey through Van Gogh’s world.
  • Snap Happy Moments: Capture those “OMG!” moments and share the magic with your friends – your social feed is about to get an artistic upgrade!
  • Squad Goals: Gather your pals, your family, or that special someone for an art-filled adventure. It’s a guaranteed fun day out!
  • Heartfelt Inspiration: Get ready to be moved. Your heart will sing, your mind will wander, and your soul will be painting rainbows after this experience.

So, there you have it – a deep dive into the Van Gogh Alive experience at the BGC Arts Center. It’s not just an art exhibit; it’s a sensory extravaganza that invites you to dance with the stars, stroll through sunflowers, and uncover the secrets behind the strokes of one of the greatest artists of all time. The clock is ticking, and the limited season is a reminder that this experience is as rare as a Van Gogh masterpiece. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this artistic revolution – book your slots, dive into the magic, and let the Van Gogh Alive adventure begin!

2-hour pass: 1,200 PHP (adult), PHP 890 (child/student up to college level)
Premium Flex pass: 2,500 PHP (adult/child) – Once you’re in for your visit, come and go as you please throughout the day, snag a special entry lane, and enjoy a free Van Gogh Alive program – but hurry, spots are filling up fast!

Address: BGC Arts Center – 26th Street corner 9th Avenue Bonifacio Global City Taguig City, Philippines

Grab your tickets online or swing by the BGC Arts Center TicketWorld Box Office – your art-pass awaits at both spots!

Polly Amora

Polly Amora is the señorita behind GoldenIslandSenorita.Net. A corporate warrior by day, and a perpetual explorer by heart. She is a lifelong learner who is very outgoing, speaks four languages, loud & outspoken, and loves to have adventures in the mountains, on the beach, and in the city. You can throw her anywhere, and she'll handle it like a pro. Ice cream and bourbon are two of her weaknesses.

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