July 14, 2024


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The Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam

The Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam

The Fabrique des Lumières is a new digital art centre in Amsterdam. Designed by the amazing Culturespaces team in the Westergasfabriek, an old gas plant in Amsterdam West (map), the Fabrique des Lumières features visitors a magical, immersive artwork knowledge.

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The Fabrique des Lumières in the Westergasfabriek.

My very first expertise with the do the job of Culturespaces was a lot less than a year in the past. Through my Rhône River cruise in southern France, I frequented the Carrières de Lumières in an previous stone quarry in the Provence. I was certainly amazed with the breathtaking location, the stunning visuals and songs possibilities. So, when I located out that the exact same workforce was opening a new sister location in Amsterdam in April 2022, I understood I experienced to see it!

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The entrance to the primary exhibition corridor functions pictures and movie footage of the previous Westergasfabriek.
It also passes this amazing tunnel.

The Westergasfabriek, with its 17-meter-substantial walls and huge open up area, is the perfect spot for this immersive exhibition. The corridor was previously in use for cultural exhibitions but this will now be the long term home of the Fabrique des Lumières.

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Inside the Fabrique des Lumières.


Gustav Klimt

The 1st Fabrique des Lumières exhibition options the lively and vibrant works of Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, two of Austria’s most well known artists. The 45-moment exhibit soon began with uplifting tunes and shifting visuals. The famous functions of Gustav Klimt filled the partitions and ground, a vivid burst of color that was simply enthralling.

The functions of Gustav Klimt soon crammed the walls and ground.
At selected factors, it was like I’d entered a various realm!

The most well-known will work of Gustav Klimt were being from his ‘Golden Phase’. Encouraged by the loaded, golden mosaics in Ravenna, he utilized gold leaf to build his intricate, mosaic-like patterns.

The renowned ‘Judith and the Head of Holofernes’ by Gustav Klimt was painted in 1901.
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Pallas Athena (1898)
The Tree of Life (1909)
An amazing audiovisual working experience!


The Gustav Klimt present lasted about 30 minutes, and was followed by a shorter present featuring the brightly colored will work of Hundertwasser. The Culturespaces staff have carried out an fantastic job to showcase the operates of these artists, and pairing the continually evolving pictures with tunes. The audiovisual effect is unquestionably mesmerising!

The bright colours and playful shapes of Hundertwasser witnessed from the balcony.
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The Hundertwasser phase was a 15-moment show of color and youthful exuberance.
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I cherished the lively colors!

There is so a great deal to see that it’s really hard to know in which to seem. My suggestion is to decide on a couple places during the exhibition and remain put for a whilst in every single spot. In the back again of the corridor is a balcony which presents a panoramic view of the corridor but I advise investing most of your time on the floor floor for a complete immersive working experience.

Individually, I’m thrilled that Culturespaces selected Amsterdam to open a new centre outside France! It definitely is a fantastic addition to the varied art scene in Amsterdam! Invest in your Fabrique des Lumières tickets below. Examine additional about issues to do in Amsterdam and how I involved Fabrique des Lumières in my 50th birthday celebrations in Amsterdam.