26 July – 7 Jan. At Milan’s Mudec Museum of Cultures.
Not just another exhibition: the life, figures and landscapes of Gustav Klimt, but also painting and architecture, the applied arts, design and fashion of secessionist Vienna at the end of the 1800s: these are the main features of a genuine multi-sensory excursus at Mudec, using visuals, sounds, music and imagery to recreate the pictorial, cultural and social universe in which Klimt lived and worked and of which the Austrian painter was the undisputed leading figure.
The goal of this multimedia itinerary is to offer a new way of enjoying works of art through the potential of new technologies. In a unique “experience-room”, visitors can enjoy an immersive 360° experience: from the walls to the floor the images of the works become a single fusion of dreams, flowing and dematerialised shapes in evocative motifs of the art of Klimt, from his beginnings to his final paintings.
Seven hundred images provide a complete panorama of the artist’s output which would otherwise be impossible to see in a single exhibition. A symbolic, enigmatic and sensual world is reproduced with exceptional visual impact thanks to the Matrix X-Dimension system, designed exclusively for this video installation, using 30 laser projectors transmitting over 40 million pixels on the installation’s maxi-screens, guaranteeing better than Full HD definition.
As well as Klimt’s art, the exhibition also features vintage photos from the artist’s life along with 3D reconstructions of Vienna in the early 1900s, with its symbolic places, the costumes and fashions of a European capital in full swing, including examples of innovative architecture such as the Secession Building in Vienna, with its magnificent Beethoven frieze.
Mudec, in Via Tortona 56, is open Monday 14.30 – 19.30 and Tuesday to Sunday 09.30 – 19.30, and in addition on Thursday and Saturday until 22.30. Mudec has 24-hour covered parking, a bistrot and a restaurant. Tickets are available on line.