Imagine Picasso – The Immersive Exhibition is here in San Francisco, and it’s breathtaking! Immerse yourself in over 200 of Picasso’s best works, projected in a massive 40,000-square-foot venue with 80-foot ceilings in the Mission District. Follow along with the life of this prolific artist, exploring his work through the Bleu and Rose periods as well as cubism and surrealism.
This is the first time that so many of Picasso’s paintings have been displayed together in one collection, and the exhibition is making its US debut here in San Francisco after wowing crowds across France and Canada.
Creators Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, both masters of immersive multi-projection events, have crafted a one-of-a-kind experience using the technology of Image Totale©. Each image is mapped out on a specific surface, and timed perfectly with a moving musical score.
The exhibition perfectly preserves the integrity of Picasso’s work, making an experience that goes far beyond a typical museum visit. It also includes an educational gallery created in collaboration with art historian Androula Michael.
The detailed projections are even more impressive inside the Skylight at the Armory venue, whose enormous vaulted ceilings are a perfect backdrop for these colorful displays. The 40,00-square-foot space in the Mission is a converted historic armory that many San Franciscans have yet to step foot in. Skylight Studios, a company that transforms empty or underutilized spaces, has created a truly special space for Imagine Picasso.
Be sure to purchase tickets to Imagine Picasso – The Immersive Exhibition. After a sucessful opening on February 9, it will be up at Skylight at the Armory until March 27. The exhibition is open every day except Tuesdays.
Featured image: Photo by Laurence Labat