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Located in Tokyo’s Odaiba area, teamLab Borderless: MORI Building Digital Art Museum is a ‘mapless museum’ where visitors are free to wander, explore and discover a world of digital arts that are connected without boundaries.
Since opening in June 2018, the digital art museum has drawn in hundreds and thousands of visitors per day, all of whom look forward to experiencing the interactive art and sensational displays that take up almost all of the wall and floor space of the venue interior.
From January 1 to December 31 2019, the museum recorded a total number of 2,198,284 visitors. As a single art collective, this number is recognised as a Guinness World Record for the ‘Most visited museum (single art collective)’.
The number topples that of the three runners up from 2019; the Van Gogh Museum located in Amsterdam (2,134,778 visitors), the Picasso Museum in Barcelona (1,072,887 people) and Spain’s Dali Theatre-Museum (891,542 people).
A popular attraction that has seen visitors from more than 160 countries and regions across the globe, the museum was also selected in the same year for TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places.
teamLAB started activities as an art collective back in 2001. The group is made up of interdisciplinaries that explore the crossroads of art, science, technology and nature through collective creation. The team behind the interactive displays is composed of specialists from various industries such as artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects.
The aim of the group is to create new perceptions through art by exploring the relationship between itself and the world. As humans, we tend to divide our world into pieces, and what we sense gets placed into independent categories. The objective of teamLab is to cross those borders and to create a limitless world where everything exists on a long unbounded continuity.
In addition to the main venue in Odaiba, teamLab has a number of permanent exhibitions and art spaces located in major cities around the world, including New York, London, Paris, Singapore, Beijing and Taipei amongst others.
A second Tokyo exhibit, teamLab Planets, is being held in Toyosu until the end of 2022. Here, a total of nine exhibits focus on an undivided world of water and flowers.
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