I’m a sucker for an immersive experience, which is why I spent $113 on tickets to the Immersive Frida Kahlo Chicago experience at the Lighthouse Artspace. I previously went to the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, which is still available at the same Gold Coast venue.
The Frida event differs greatly from the Van Gogh, as can be expected given the artistic differences between the two. Frida’s works are haunting and dark, and they were projected in sync with equally stirring music. Her life was filled with tragedies that are reflected in her works, including the Two Fridas, 1939. Her pain and suffering from her injuries after an accident, her miscarriages, and her marriage troubles are among the events that greatly impacted her paintings. It’s also important to note that not all of Frida’s works are projected because they were not all licensed. You see photographs of her and her husband Diego Rivera along with her famous paintings to supplement the missing works.
I find Frida’s works fascinating, and I enjoyed the experience overall. I recommend grabbing a beverage from the coffee shop or lounge to enjoy as you take in the experience. You have to make an effort to immerse yourself to appreciate an event like this. I also think it’s a better experience if you watch from several spots. Don’t stick to just one viewing area.
It makes a great date night or outing with friends. Have you been to an immersive experience?