‘Working-class people many not be able to afford these exhibits, but they are present nonetheless. As I found myself immersed in such paintings like Worker’s Noon Rest from Work in Field, The Sower, The Red Vineyards at Arles, and The Large Plane Trees, I noticed Van Gogh’s attention to ordinary workers.’
Immersive art exhibits have become a popular and profitable form of entertainment in the COVID era. The Immersive Van Gogh exhibit Kathy M. Newman visited in Pittsburgh was just one of several currently running or coming soon to cities around the world. She reports on the experience and how these shows foreground but also disrupt work in this week’s Working-Class Perspectives.