The largest digital art center in the world is coming to France, and it’s probably not where you’d expect. Instead of being housed in a newly built, modern facility, the center for art will be located in Bordeaux’s former World War II submarine base, an immense concrete structure built by the occupying Germans in 1943.
Parts of the highly unusual concrete and steel space comprised of four large ponds has already been repurposed for temporary artistic and cultural events, but they will now be devoted for permanent exhibitions. Les Bassins de Lumières (The Ponds of Lights) digital art center is scheduled to open on April 17, 2020 with an amazing immersive display of Gustav Klimt and Paul Klee’s work projected on the venue’s walls and reflected in the ponds’ water.
Culturespaces, the company behind the Atelier des Lumières in Paris, is responsible for this fantastic project. The Atelier des Lumières’ first exhibition, an immersive display of Van Gogh’s artwork, was extremely successful.
The space will be open seven days a week year-round. Exhibitions will change each year.