Attractions Management Vol 28 / Issue 4 2023

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MUS EUM

We believe that everything exists in a long, fragile yet miraculous borderless continuity

LIGHTING THE WAY

With a huge new immersive art space under construction on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island and a permanent museum taking shape in Jeddah, teamLab is changing the face of immersive digital art. Magali Robathan speaks to the team behind the magic

S

ince 2001, art collective teamLab has

and Macau, with their teamLab Borderless

been creating jaw-dropping digital

Tokyo museum relocating to Azabudai Hills

art installations. Their interactive

in central Tokyo – due to open next year.

exhibitions involve the viewer in the artworks – over the years visitors

teamlab Phenomena Abu Dhabi – a huge 17,000sq m multisensory art space on Saadiyat

worldwide have watched waterfalls part at

Island – is set to complete construction

their feet, birds fly from their dinner plates and

in 2024, and will sit alongside the Louvre

flowers bloom and then wither as they pass.

Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.

While the early years saw teamLab create art

A further permanent teamLab museum is being

in relative obscurity, the past decade has seen

constructed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia as part of a

the collective become increasingly well known,

collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Culture.

with major exhibitions around the world. In 2021,

teamLab Borderless Jeddah will be located on

teamLab Borderless Tokyo was announced

the Al Arbaeen Lagoon overlooking the old town,

as the most visited single-artist museum in

and will feature more than 50 artworks, with

the world. The collective now has permanent

a brand new installation created for Jeddah.

exhibition spaces in Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore

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Here the collective answer our questions.


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