The Gold in Motion exhibition ‘dazzles in New York │ GMA News Online

NEW YORK – The masterpieces of Austrian symbolist artist Gustav Klimt come to life in an immersive exhibition in New York, inaugurating a new museum that combines technology, art and music.

Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion, which opens Wednesday, envelops visitors in 9-meter-high images of his works in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building in Manhattan, now the 33,000-square-foot Hall des Lumières.

A version of Klimt’s most famous work, “The Kiss”, painted in 1907-8 during the golden age, appears to be dripping from the marble walls of the new museum onto the floor.

“When you put it not on the canvas but on the wall, you can see that every time it is like a new world,” said Gianfranco Iannuzzi, creative director of the year-long show.

“You are not in front of something like a movie screen or in a museum like a painting, but you are inside and you have a different kind of situation with the way you look, but also feel and move,” he added. “All of this is a special experience … sensitive and emotional.”

Iannuzzi, who created the “Van Gogh, Starry Night” exhibition currently at the Atelier des Lumières in Paris, hopes such exhibitions will make traditional works of art more popular.

“It is very important to open art and culture to a large audience,” he said.

New York’s new digital art center is jointly owned and operated by Culturespaces, manager of the French museum, and IMG, a global events, sports and talent management company. – Reuters