https://www.immersive-frida.com/boston/ The Castle
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Boston, Mass. (November 30, 2021) – Lighthouse Immersive, North America’s leading producer of ground-breaking experiential art exhibits, and Maestro Immersive Art today announce its newest immersive art installation, FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM. On the heels of its critically acclaimed blockbuster Immersive Van Gogh (now on-view in 15 cities), the Lighthouse Immersive team has set their sights on the art and life of Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), the beloved 20th century Mexican artist best known for compelling self-portraits and radiant pieces inspired by her life in her native country of Mexico.
The exhibition features some of the artist’s best-known works “brought to life” by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano Siccardi, again accompanied by composer Luca Longobaridi’s resonant score. Vittorio Guidotti is the Art Director. A brilliant, bold and uncompromising painter, Kahlo’s work is globally recognized for its raw emotional vitality, vibrant color work and unflinching intimacy.
FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM arrives in Boston at the Lighthouse ArtSpace at the Castle (130 Columbus Avenue) Thursday, February 10 through Sunday, May 8, 2022. Tickets are on sale today, Tuesday, November 30 at 10am at immersive-frida.com. Ticket prices start at $39.99 with timed and flexible options available.
In addition, FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM arrives Spring 2022 in the following cities:
Dallas, Feb. 3 through April 17, 2022 | Lighthouse ArtSpace Dallas, 507 S. Harwood Street, Dallas, TX. 75201 | Co-produced with Impact Museums
Houston, Feb. 17 through April 17, 2022 | Lighthouse ArtSpace Houston, 1314 Britmoore Road, Houston, TX 77043 | Co-produced with Impact Museums
Chicago, Feb. 24 through May 28, 2022 | Lighthouse ArtSpace at Germania Club, 108 W. Germania Pl, Chicago IL 60610 | Co-produced with Maestro Immersive Art
Denver, March 3 through May 30, 2022 | Lighthouse ArtSpace Denver, 3900 Elati Street, Denver, CO 80216
Toronto: March 31 through May 29, 2022 | 1 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5E 1W7
Los Angeles, March 31 through June 11, 2022 | Lighthouse ArtSpace Los Angeles, 6400 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028 | Co-produced with Impact Museums
“The success of Immersive Van Gogh has demonstrated that audiences are excited to experience art in a new way. Our Italian creative team are experts at digitally exploring masterworks in such a way that viewers are not merely passive observers. They obtain an even richer understanding of the artist by seeing the work as its creator might have,” said Lighthouse Immersive Producer Corey Ross. “That said, Siccardi presents Kahlo’s works in a format very distinct from that which he utilized in examining Van Gogh’s. He does not try to unify the many styles Kahlo used in her lifetime, but instead, presents them to us as a series of kinetic tableaus that may initially contradict – but eventually illuminate – each other.”
“Frida Kahlo’s work is uniquely suited to be explored in an immersive environment and her life story is equally fascinating,” added Lighthouse Immersive Producer Svetlana Dvoretsky. “Kahlo lived her life as one giant journey of exploration, and her art mirrored that journey. Our goal is to give our viewers more than an examination of her work; we also hope they will leave with a richer understanding of the smart, complex woman who created these timeless masterpieces.”
“In this piece, we will chase Frida’s world, always in motion,” adds Siccardi. “We will discover her tenderness and hostilities by taking in her observations and fantasies. Our hope is that viewers will let themselves be penetrated by Frida’s stories, and in so doing, live vicariously through her.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM arriving to The Castle, situated in one of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods,” said Maestro Immersive Art Co-Producer Maria Shclover.
“We’ve been searching for the right venue for our Boston debut, and The Castle’s vast and versatile space provides the perfect backdrop for Siccardi’s stunning projections, highlighting the work of the iconic Kahlo,” added Maestro Immersive Art Co-Producer Irina Shabshis.
Kahlo’s work bridges surrealist and magic realism traditions – blending authentic depictions of her life with fantastical elements reflecting her inner thoughts and struggles. Folk art, mysticism, surrealism, magic realism and a notably revealing series of self-portraits are all included in the projections. Among the works featured in the piece are The Two Fridas (1939), The Wounded Deer (1946), and Diego and I (1946), intermingled with an assortment of photographs, drawings and iconography. Alongside her paintings, Siccardi’s piece also includes photos of Kahlo at various ages and images of figures from Kahlo’s life that influenced her worldview. The projections are shown on Lighthouse Immersive’s massive architectural canvas, using state-of-the-art projectors for a crisp image and high-quality sound systems that heighten the mood-setting score.
For more information about FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM, visit immersive-frida.com.