‘Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion’ exhibition dazzles in New York

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NEW YORK, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Austrian Symbolist artist Gustav Klimt’s masterpieces come to life in an immersive exhibition in New York City, opening a new museum that merges technology, art and music.

‘Gustav Klimt: Gold in Motion’, which opens Wednesday, envelops visitors in 30-foot-tall images of his works in the Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank building in Manhattan, now the Hall of Lights of 33,000 square feet. .

A version of Klimt’s most famous work, “The Kiss,” painted in 1907-8 at the height of his golden period, seems to sink from the marble walls of the new museum onto the floor.

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

“You are not in front of something like a cinema screen or in a museum like a painting, but you are inside and you have a different situation with your appearance, but also your hearing and your movements”, a- he added. “It’s all a special experience…sensitive and emotional.”

Iannuzzi, who created the “Van Gogh, Starry Night” show 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 up art and culture to a wide audience,” he said.

The new digital arts center in New York is jointly owned and operated by French museum manager Culturespaces and IMG, a global events, sports and talent management company.

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Reporting by Roselle Chen; Editing by Richard Chang

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