Imagine Picasso coming to Pullman Yards on March 17Imagine Picasso is coming to the Pratt Pullman District in Atlanta on March 17. It will be on display until June 19. Photo courtesy of S2BN Entertainment Group and Imagine Exhibitions.
Atlanta, GA — Pratt Pullman District will soon see a new interactive art exhibit. Imagine Picasso will replace the Van Gogh immersive experience exhibit beginning on March 17 at Pullman Yards in Kirkwood.
Imagine Picasso will offer a unique look into the artist by featuring more than 200 Pablo Picasso works in one place, giving audiences the opportunity to step into his career in a compelling and interactive way, according to a press release.
Imagine Picasso is coming to Atlanta next week and will run through June 19. Tickets are available now for purchase on the exhibition website.
Conceptualized by Annabelle Mauger and Julien Baron, pioneers of immersive, multi-projection experiences around the world, Imagine Picasso was created to provide a new and modern perspective of Picasso’s work.
Mauger is the original creator of the first immersive Van Gogh exhibition, presented in 2008 at Cathédrale d’Images in France and in 2011 at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. Her creation inspired various digital Van Gogh exhibitions that toured around the world in the years since.
Atlanta residents and visitors can journey through Picasso’s masterpieces, through this authorized experience, from the Bleu and Rose periods to the Cubism and Surrealism movements.
“The Picasso Succession (estate) gave me the right – and I’m the only one in the world – to do this Exhibition,” Mauger said. “That was so important for me. It’s been such a great responsibility, but a nice one!”
With the sign-off from the Picasso Estate and family, Imagine Picasso is a one-of-a-kind experience.
“It’s really a reinterpretation of his works. It’s a unique sensation, and it’s so interesting because I’ve been involved in exhibitions, television documentaries and books, but this is really one of its kind,” said Olivier Picasso, a television producer, author and grandson of Pablo Picasso.
Olivier Picasso added that his grandfather would have been pleased with the exhibition because above all, he was a man of freedom.
“I learned from him to remember especially the ‘why not?’ because there are no limits to artistic creation,” he said. “He himself was someone who explored all forms of creation: painting, sculpture, engraving, ceramics, poetry, theatre – he was a pioneer. I think that if he had lived, the digital world of today would have fascinated him.”
The digital exhibition pays homage to these innovative visions and the artist’s fondness to adopt new technologies to showcase art throughout his life.
“Picasso was always trying new things. It was a theme of his career – to be a pioneer, to be a revolutionary,” said Jacob Cohl, VP of Experiential/Exhibitions at S2BN Entertainment. “So with this new world of digital exhibitions, we are carrying on his legacy.”
Using the multi-projection techniques of Image Totale, Atlanta’s Imagine Picasso show will feature hundreds of Picasso masterpieces shown on over 90 projectors.
“It’s simply impossible to see so many Picasso masterpieces in one place at one time, and it would take a lifetime of travel to see them all in person,” Cohl said. “This exhibition brings Picasso’s legacy to life in new and unexpected ways, captivating all audiences regardless of age, culture or nationality. Imagine Picasso is for anyone and everyone.”
The exhibition is produced by France-based Encore Productions, a Fimalac Entertainment Group Company, and produced and promoted by S2BN Entertainment in partnership with the Atlanta-based Imagine Exhibitions.
“Atlanta is a fascinating city. It continues to grow with its scenic attractions, Hollywood influence, and African American history. This city is full of engaged museums dedicated to cultural growth with a strong art scene visible at institutions like the High Museum of Art,” Mauger said. “Atlanta is really a perfect place for Picasso.”
Tickets for Imagine Picasso start at $31.50 for adults and $22.00 for children ages 5-12. VIP tickets and additional ticket packages are also available.
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