May 21, 2024


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The Fabrique des Lumières in Amsterdam


The Fabrique des Lumières is a new digital artwork centre in Amsterdam. Developed by the excellent Culturespaces team in the Westergasfabriek, an previous gas plant in Amsterdam West (map), the Fabrique des Lumières gives visitors a magical, immersive art working experience.

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The Fabrique des Lumières in the Westergasfabriek.

My very first encounter with the operate of Culturespaces was much less than a 12 months back. Through my Rhône River cruise in southern France, I visited the Carrières de Lumières in an old stone quarry in the Provence. I was definitely impressed with the breathtaking environment, the beautiful pictures and tunes selections. So, when I found out that the identical workforce was opening a new sister location in Amsterdam in April 2022, I knew I experienced to see it!

Fabrique des Lumières Amsterdam

The entrance to the main exhibition hall functions illustrations or photos and video clip footage of the old Westergasfabriek.

It also passes this amazing tunnel.

The Westergasfabriek, with its 17-meter-substantial partitions and massive open area, is the fantastic site for this immersive exhibition. The hall was now in use for cultural exhibitions but this will now be the long term home of the Fabrique des Lumières.

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Inside of the Fabrique des Lumières.

Gustav Klimt

The very first Fabrique des Lumières exhibition features the lively and vibrant is effective of Gustav Klimt and Friedensreich Hundertwasser, two of Austria’s most popular artists. The 45-minute demonstrate shortly started with uplifting songs and shifting images. The well known is effective of Gustav Klimt loaded the walls and flooring, a vivid burst of colour that was simply just enthralling.

The performs of Gustav Klimt soon loaded the partitions and floor.

At certain factors, it was like I’d entered a various realm!

The most well-known works of Gustav Klimt ended up from his ‘Golden Phase’. Motivated by the rich, golden mosaics in Ravenna, he utilized gold leaf to build his intricate, mosaic-like styles.

The well-known ‘Judith and the Head of Holofernes’ by Gustav Klimt was painted in 1901.

gustav klimt famous works

Pallas Athena (1898)

The Tree of Lifestyle (1909)

An extraordinary audiovisual practical experience!


The Gustav Klimt exhibit lasted about 30 minutes, and was followed by a shorter exhibit showcasing the brightly colored performs of Hundertwasser. The Culturespaces workforce have finished an superb job to showcase the works of these artists, and pairing the continuously evolving visuals with audio. The audiovisual effect is totally mesmerising!

The vibrant colours and playful styles of Hundertwasser noticed from the balcony.

hundertwasser works

The Hundertwasser phase was a 15-moment clearly show of colour and youthful exuberance.

Hundertwasser portraits

I loved the vibrant colors!

There is so a great deal to see that it’s challenging to know the place to search. My recommendation is to select a number of places during the exhibition and keep put for a when in every single place. In the again of the hall is a balcony which delivers a panoramic check out of the hall but I propose spending most of your time on the floor ground for a full immersive encounter.

Individually, I’m thrilled that Culturespaces chose Amsterdam to open up a new centre outside the house France! It definitely is a great addition to the diverse artwork scene in Amsterdam! Check out the Fabrique des Lumières site for far more facts. Read additional about things to do in Amsterdam.



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