teamLab to Open Massive New Museum in Shanghai This Fall

By That's, September 20, 2019

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Shanghai will soon be home to yet another spectacular museum. Japanese art collective teamLab is all set to open the teamLab Borderless Shanghai museum this fall. The museum – which merges art and technology – will be located in Huangpu district and will be teamLab’s largest-ever museum. 

The museum will be housed in a massive 6,600-square-meter space, which will feature approximately 50 artworks, including entirely new pieces created by the teamLab team.

This one-of-a-kind museum features artworks that move in and out of rooms, communicate with other works and sometimes intermingle with each other. 

The original teamLab Borderless museum opened in Odaiba, Tokyo, in June 2018. Since its opening, the museum has seen 2.3 million visitors from over 160 different countries and regions. That’s more than the number of people who visited the famous Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in 2018. This makes teamLab Borderless the world’s most-visited museum dedicated to works by a single artist.

The Shanghai museum will feature several monumental artworks, including the Forest of Lamps. This installation will be one and a half times larger than the one in Tokyo. The museum will also have a large-scale installation called the Light Community, which is made up of hundreds of moving pieces that react to each other. These and other massive, never-before-seen works of art will be unveiled at teamLab Borderless Shanghai's grand opening this fall.

[All images courtesy of teamLab]

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