As the nights grow longer and the days grow ever more chilly, the holiday season’s specter looms over the holly-adorned halls of the western world. In Fukuoka, Japan, digital art collective teamLab meet the onslaught of Christmas cheer with a new installation every year. This time, they’re presenting Light Wave Canal, a light installation that’s responsive both the presence of passersby and interactive via smartphone. Check it out above.
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Pace Gallery (B5) is starting an art and technology programme with two high-tech additions to its artist roster: Random International, the UK collective behind the Rain Room, and the Japanese group teamLab. The gallery plans to present digital work by teamLab in February and an immersive installation by Random International next autumn, in its pop-up space in a former car dealership in Menlo Park, California. Pace Art & Technology will organise other projects in pop-up spaces internationally and in the gallery’s 60,000 sq. ft New York flagship, which is due to open in early 2018. “I am fascinated by the rise of the art and technology collective and what it means for the evolution of art,” says Marc Glimcher, the president of Pace.
TOP 10 art exhibitions of 2015
whether set within gallery institutions or as part of the public landscape, some of the most renowned, international creatives exhibited their new and most famous works around the globe this year. monumental in scale, discipline, material and theme, the installations shown have immersed audiences in an impactful and significant experiential context. from olafur eliasson’s expansive light-and mirror-filled showcase within one of the most magnificent baroque edifices in vienna, to banksy’s outdoor art-filled bemusement park, 2015’s exhibitions blew us away. take a look below at 10 of designboom’s most popular art exhibition features this year.
teamlab : floating flower garden
miraikan national museum of emerging science and innovation, tokyo
november 29, 2014 – may 10, 2015
visitors to the miraikan national museum of emerging science and innovation may find themselves immersed in a kinetic maze of botanical life, comprised of more than 2,300 suspended flowers blooming in a vast white space. the installation by teamlab invites exhibition viewers to experience ‘floating flower garden’ as a place of both interaction and tranquility, enveloped in a thick abundance of delicate pink petals and lush greenery. as entrants to the expanse move closer to the flower-filled space, the colorful blossoms most near to the viewer rise upwards, slowly, all at once, creating a hemispherical space surrounding them. this ephemeral void is constantly evolving and changing position with each movement within the exhibition and, if many people move closer to one another, the dome spaces link up to form one single, massive cavity.
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先日閉幕した「ミラノ国際博覧会」で、チームラボが展示制作を担当した「HARMONY, Japan Pavilion, Expo Milano 2015」。この作品が「EXHIBITOR Magazine’s Expo 2015 Awards」において、もっとも印象に残る展示に送られる「BEST PRESENTATION賞」を受賞した模様です。
Maison&Objet Fall/Winter 2015: The Highlights
Last September, the international décor and design community came out in full force to discover the creative world’s latest brands and products at the biannual Maison&Objet furniture and home decoration fair in Paris, which has firmly established itself as a vital global hub and a showcase of the trends and innovations of tomorrow in public and private refurbishment. The trade show saw 3,318 exhibitors and over 69,000 visitors (half of them coming from abroad, who were responsible for about 80 per cent of the event’s transactions) gather in the eight halls of the Paris Nord Villepinte exhibition center. Boosted by the appeal of the French capital, Maison&Objet offers a unique association between furniture and accessories, both traditional and contemporary, and remains the only event to represent interior design in all its forms of expression, from arts and crafts and furniture to soft furnishings and tableware. In parallel to the fair, Paris Design Week continued to grow, boosted by 50 new participants, with 300 participants overall. Held in iconic locations in five creative districts across the city, the event allowed global audiences to discover the fall/winter season’s latest news, with talks by well-known designers, leading-edge installations, parties, presentations of new collections and the key exhibition, now! le Off, at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design, which attracted 12,000 visitors. We reveal the most outstanding exhibitions and products seen at this latest edition.
Floating Flower Garden Installation by teamLab
Japanese techno-artists teamLab crafted a dreamlike, interactive suspended Garden of Eden at the entrance of Hall 7 of Maison&Objet, which invited visitors on a sensorial, visual and olfactory promenade, where they wandered amidst thousands of upside-down levitating and perfumed orchids, anchored overhead by their roots. Viewers became one with nature, as the living flowers floated up and down according to people’s movements in the space, rising as they approached to create a dome with the spectator always at the center.
Salon de Perception by Curiosity at AD Intérieurs 2015
As part of AD Intérieurs 2015, Architectural Digest’s exhibition showcasing modern-day lifestyles, where 15 creatives were invited to invent the interiors of tomorrow, Gwenael Nicolas of Curiosity presented an intimate salon that on first glance resembled a field of standing rocks or abstract sculptures, which then metamorphosed into a functional sofa, console and low table. Vertical, the monoliths appeared as blocks of white granite under a cool, sharp light; horizontal, they turned into furniture embraced by a soft, warm glow. Each object was custom-made for the show, including unique light fixtures by Flos and Barbara Balestreri Lighting Design that could disappear into the ceiling on request, surfaces composed of materials such as resin, bronze, limestone and glass, sofa fabric interlaced with silk, washi paper and silver leaves, textured exploding ink carpeting and walls made from thin-slit strands of handmade paper woven with sheer cloth.
Pace Art + Technology, founded by Pace President Marc Glimcher have launched a new program dedicated to collaboration with interdisciplinary art groups, collectives and studios whose works explore the confluence of art and technology. The program is an expansion of Pace’s longstanding commitment to artistic approaches that emphasize digital and technological methods.（Excerpt from the text）
Pace Art & Technology, founded by Pace President Marc Glimcher, is the gallery’s new program dedicated to collaboration with interdisciplinary art groups, collectives and studios whose works explore the confluence of art and technology. The program is an expansion of Pace’s longstanding commitment to artistic approaches that emphasize digital and technological methods.
Marc Glimcher says “Since the late 60s, Pace has always taken an interest in art and technology. From our early work with James Turrell and Robert Whitman through our recent projects with teamLab, we are always looking for ways to support experimentation by artists. After establishing a base in Menlo Park it became clear that this would be an ideal venue in which to examine the new approach of the emerging art and technology collectives and how to best share their work with the public.”
Pace Art & Technology will launch in early 2016 with exhibitions by teamLab and Random International, both of whom have recently joined Pace. In February, site-responsive works by Japan-based group teamLab will be presented as part of the new program at Pace Menlo Park, a pop-up space that opened in 2014. Next fall, art collective, Random International, will create an immersive environment for the gallery. Additional Pace Art & Technology programming will be announced in 2016.
The exhibition teamLab at Radcliffe: What a Loving and Beautiful World is currently on view at Harvard University. Random International’s Rain Room (2012) is currently on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Yuz Museum, Shanghai.
但等到年尾，聖誕還是要慶祝吧？有見今年是聯合國「國際光之年」，K11邀請分別來自中、港、日三地藝術團體聯手舉辦光影藝術展覽，冀透過當代光的作品，鼓勵大眾轉用節能的LED照明產品，促進光學技術和環保的可持續發展，嘗試過一個「碳中和」（carbon neutral）的聖誕。（Excerpt from the text）