Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?

These fundamental questions are tormented brilliant Post-Impressionist artist, Vincent Van Gogh, as he endeaved to express his vision of the world through painting.

SIWA members were proffered the chance to immerse themselves in this tour on the Gimpo “Light Factory” media art exhibition this week, celebrating the life and works of Van Gogh and his contemporaries.

The intimate group of 10 members, who were enthralled as sixty projectors were transformed into the former light-factory walls into a three-dimensional tribute to the colorful, romantic and emotional works of the western world’s most famous artist.

Other works on display, such as Monet, Gaugin and Seurat, were enhanced with digital imagery that heightened the beauty and movement of the original brushstrokes.

The exhibition was followed by a delicious lunch at the rustic 9 Block Café and bakery, where SIWA Tours & Interest Groups Chair, Tere Han, praised members for their cooperation in arriving at destinations across Seoul on time and also for lack of last-minute cancellations – ensuring the event was a smashing success.

“When SIWA members and volunteers work together – brilliant things happen!” Tere said.

“The best way to know life is to love many things”
– Vincent Van Gogh

Written by SIWA member Vanessa Crago