Tokyo-based art collaborative group teamLab, best known for its ravishing interactive installations using lights, projections, sensors and sound, is going to open its own digital art museum in Tokyo this summer.
The museum is situated in an amusement park Palette Town in Odaiba, a man-made island in Tokyo Bay. The 10,000 square-meter museum will feature digital-only works.
The museum, MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: teamlab Borderless, is teamLab's collaboration project with Mori Building. Instead of merely showcasing art objects, teamLab exhibitions focus more on bringing a unique experience to visitors. Visitors can immerse themselves in the colourful world of fantasy constructed by the team and take some Instagram-worthy pictures through interacting with different installations.
Bolstered by its massive popularity around the world, teamLab has attracted a throng of visitors to their exhibitions in cities such as Tokyo, Seoul, Melbourne, New York, Istanbul, Bangkok, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. The hashtag #teamLab is also on trend across different social media platforms.
Universe of Water Particles
TeamLab made an innovative move in the auction industry last year, selling its digital work Universe of Water Particle at Phillips Hong Kong for HK$1.87m with buyer's premium.
The official has not announced details about the opening date, admission fee and special exhibitions. For art lovers who are visiting Toyko, you may want to drop by Yayoi Kusama Museum on your way there.