Step Into Da Vinci's Artworks and More With This AI Exhibit

Art You Can See, Hear, & Feel: Wisdom of Da Vinci AI Exhibit Opens in BGC

Leonardo Da Vinci, the Italian artist, was known for his paintings which are continuously revered to this day. But above all, he was also a scientist who believed that art and science could coexist. He once said, “To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

With this idea at the fore, One Bonifacio High Street, in collaboration with Metrobank, Taguig City, and award-winning creative studio OUCHHH, have launched a new data painting exhibit, “Wisdom of Da Vinci: An Immersive AI Experience.” The exhibit features the works of Da Vinci, along with the wonders of science and art.

If you’re still contemplating whether to go or not, we’re giving you a sneak peek of what you will witness at the exhibit.

Wisdom of Da Vinci: An Immersive AI Experience in BGC
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Kicking off the experience is the “Curator’s Lounge,” which features two chapters. The first one is “Poetic {AI},” which will put you in a daze with moving illustrations of data drawn from the books and theories of renowned scientists Albert Einstein and Galileo Galilei, followed by “Manila Realtime,” which will immerse you in the rich tapestry of the Philippines’ agriculture, fishery, and culture.

Immersive Hall 2: Digital Garden of Dreams by OUCHHH
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The exhibit will then take you to a “Digital Garden of Dreams,” a space where art and science collide. It is divided into four chapters, the first one being “Atlas.” This part is an ode to Da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man,” which explores the wonders of human cells. The second chapter is “Datagate,” a multimedia exhibition made in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which uses data gathered from the Kepler telescope, to invoke a feeling of being in space.

The next chapter, “Say Superstrings,” is a feast for the eyes, mind, and ears. Aside from members of the Manila Symphony Orchestra gracing the exhibit with a live performance of classical music, you’ll also get a view of the activity of their brain waves in real time. This, according to OUCHHH, aims to “establish the connection between human creativity and machine learning.”

Wisdom of Da Vinci: The Harmony of Art and Science
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The last chapter, “Filipino Masters,” will show you the reimagined works of legendary Filipino painter Juan Luna, including his most revered “Spoliarium.” These paintings were collected and processed through AI to showcase Luna’s worldview.

Guests Viewing Van Gogh's Artworks at Wisdom of Da Vinci
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Saving the best for last is the final hall, “Wisdom of Da Vinci.” This space will take you inside the mind of Da Vinci, along with other renowned visual artists’ brilliant minds, with a 360-degree experience that highlights the most significant movements in art. Here, you’ll have a closer look at the polymath’s works, from the minute brushstrokes to the nitty-gritty details, which are projected across the hall’s walls and floor.

Excerpt of Gogh's 'A Starry Night' at 'Wisdom of Da Vinci'
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Of course, the exhibition features the painter’s highly acclaimed work, the “Mona Lisa.” It also showcases various iconic art pieces known globally, such as Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” and Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night,” among others. These are accompanied by music curated and performed by award-winning Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi.

The 'Mona Lisa' at 'Wisdom of Da Vinci' Exhibition
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Witness all of these and more starting tomorrow, Aug. 5, until October this year! Tickets are available via BGC Immersive’s website, and are worth P975 (Regular Pass), P780 (Student Pass), and P695 (Discount Pass for seniors and PWDs). Take note that re-entering the exhibit is not allowed, so make sure to savor every moment and, of course, bring your cameras so you can take the best photos and relive the experience.

Location: BGC Immersive_3F, One Bonifacio High Street, 28th St, Taguig City

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