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Featured on CONCRETE PLAYGROUND., Mar 20, 2021

Teamlab's New 'Sakura Bombing Home' Artwork Will Fill Your TV Screen with Cherry Blossoms

Whether sprawling across a Tokyo warehouse, taking over a Japanese castle, turning old oil tanks into waterfalls or even popping up in Melbourne, the digital art made by creative collective Teamlab can make you feel like you're in another world. That's a sensation we could all after the past year year, even if visiting the group's overseas sites is currently off limits due to international travel restrictions. Enter Teamlab's latest project: the online-only Sakura Bombing Home. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on designboom, Mar 20, 2021

the noor riyadh light installation festival lights up the saudi capital

a new city-wide festival of light and art will illuminate saudi arabia’s capital from march 18 – june 12. dubbed noor riyadh, the program features over 60 artworks comprising large-scale public installations across the city and an exhibition titled light upon light: light art since the 1960s. the festival line-up includes international artists including daniel buren, carsten höller, yayoi kusama, dan flavin, and robert wilson, together with saudi artists ahmed mater, lulwah al homoud, ayman zedani, rashed alshashai and maha malluh. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on hospitality design, Mar 19, 2021

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Tokyo-based digital art collective teamLab is set to unveil an immersive new installation in the Roppongi district of the Japanese capital that comprises a maze of seven saunas and three art galleries. Spread across a large tent, the TikTok teamLab Reconnect: Art with Rinkan Sauna invites guests to dip in and out of hot and cold rooms and features diverse artwork conceived to engage all five senses, according to U.S. News & World Report. Punctuated by thoughtful lighting and color solutions, the installation will be open to the public from March 22nd through the end of August.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on artnet, Mar 19, 2021

TeamLab Co-Founder Toshiyuki Inoko on How He Went From High-School Prankster to an Architect of the Art World’s Experience Economy

From the time he was very young, teamLab co-founder Toshiyuki Inoko took pranking to another level. In one instance, he recalls rigging a floorboard at his school so that it spun when walked on, causing the walker to change direction. In another, Inoko transformed an entire classroom into an immersive experience using found wood and cardboard. He remembers his fellow students lining up by the hundreds, down hallways and stairwells, to see his room of tricks. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on Time Out, Mar 19, 2021

teamLab is holding a new exhibition inside a soy sauce warehouse in Okayama

Digital art collective teamLab may be best known for the teamLab Borderless and teamLab Planets museums in Tokyo, but they’ve also got exhibitions in some peculiar locations, too. For instance, the new teamLab Reconnect in Roppongi is set in a bathhouse and the group’s artworks have recently taken over Ibaraki’s Kairakuen Garden. (Excerpt from the text)

Featured on The Asahi Shimbun, Mar 19, 2021

Digital art brings nightly spectacle to blossom-filled Kairakuen park

The digital art creators of teamLab Inc. have created eight works for nighttime viewing at Kairakuen in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, using lights and sounds and projecting images onto a bamboo forest.

The lights move according to people’s actions and illuminate about 1,500 plum trees in a concentric pattern. Egg-shaped objects set up in a cedar forest change colors when touched by visitors.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on JAPAN INSIDER, Mar 19, 2021

Enjoy a Sauna and Digital Art in the Heart of Tokyo – TikTok teamLab Reconnect

TikTok teamLab Reconnect
The visionaries behind the immersive digital art exhibits are back again with TikTok teamLab Reconnect. Reconnect looks to take the immersion experience one step further by combining a sizzling sauna with a refreshing shower to make visitors as relaxed as possible before viewing the captivating digital art. According to the project’s creators, “the theme was to transform visitors into the greatest state possible and have them become part of the art.”(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on TOWN&COUNTRY, Mar 18, 2021

Are Immersive Art Exhibitions Replacing Traditional Museums?

Already a fixture in Europe and Asia, digital art spaces are sprouting up across the U.S., promising immersive experiences that can transport viewers. The expansive, room-wrapping format of these shows riffs on an experience created by teamLab, an art collective based in Tokyo. In 2001, they debuted their landmark digital art technology, creating interactive rooms that grew into an eponymous museum in Tokyo, which opened in 2018. It had 2.3 million visitors its first year, the largest attendance for a single-artist institution in the world.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on HYPEBAE, Mar 18, 2021

TEAMLAB TO OPEN IMMERSIVE ART AND SAUNA EXPERIENCE IN TOKYO

teamLab has unveiled an official look at its latest project – a combined art and sauna experience in Tokyo, Japan. The immersive space, titled “TikTok teamLab Reconnect,” is created in collaboration with the video-sharing social media platform.

The exhibition features a sauna trance, where visitors can jump in hot and cold baths amid an array of colorful lights. The show follows with an installation titled Levitation, which is lit with a floating sphere. The space also offers a resting area illuminated with digital flowers.(Excerpt from the text)

Featured on The New York Times, Mar 18, 2021

Up to My Eyeballs in Art at Superblue

Feeling a little like Alice in Wonderland as gigantic digital images of red, white and cream-colored dahlias budded, bloomed and shattered on the wall in front of me, I dithered over what I was witnessing. Is this a forward step in the march of modernism or a debasement of art into theme-park entertainment?

The dazzling floral extravaganza by teamLab, a digital art collective based in Tokyo, is the dynamic centerpiece of an inaugural exhibition at Superblue, a Miami “experiential art center” (or an E.A.C. to initiates) that begins invitational previews next week before opening to the public on April 22. Backed by the juggernaut Pace Gallery and Laurene Powell Jobs’s Emerson Collective, Superblue is the blue-chip contestant in the rapidly growing field of immersive art.(Excerpt from the text)