A Digital World Where Art Meets Nature: Don’t Miss teamLab’s Immersive Exhibition in Kanazawa
05.June.2019 | SPOT
teamLab is a creative group of professionals and artists that creates collaborative digital art projects and exhibits them to the public. Visitors have the opportunity to fully immerse their bodies in the exhibition and become part of the art. Now, teamLab is heading to the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa).
From Friday 9th August to Sunday 1st September, the exhibition Impermanent Flowers Floating in a Continuous Sea will take place in the museum. Tickets can be purchased from Seven Ticket (Seven-Eleven convenience stores) or from event’s official website.
Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together
teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Reversible Rotation – Black in White
teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
The main exhibition features one continuous wave produced by one installation. The concept is; Black Waves: Lost, Immersed and Reborn. The movement of the patterns in the exhibition are influenced by the movements of the visitors. The exhibition aims to show people that the continuous cycle of life and death exists in a moment that lasts forever. You cannot control it, but you can learn to live alongside it.
Black in White is another immersive exhibition. Here, you stand in the exhibition space and watch Japanese sho (calligraphy) being drawn all around you in 3D. The Graffiti Flowers Bombing exhibition is where visitors can draw their own flowers which then grow and bloom on the walls and spread all over the exhibition space.
Graffiti Flowers Bombing
teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
All visitors are invited to become one with the art together. As your body intwines with the art, the borders between people and the exhibition disappear, creating a new borderless relationship with the world. This is a chance for anyone to experience the latest technology to their heart’s content.
teamLab exhibition: Impermanent Flowers Floating in a Continuous Sea
Running: Friday 9th August ー Sunday 1st September 2019
Venue: Shimin Gallery A & B, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
Address: 1 Chome-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Opening hours: 10:00 ー 18:00 (until 20:00 onFri & Sat)
＊Last entries accepted up to 40 minutes before closing time
Seven Ticket: http://7ticket.jp/g/001913
Official website tickets: https://kanazawa21.teamlabticket.com
Hokkoku Shimbun Reader’s service centre: https://hk-event.jp/event/ev_pcMap.php?mp_kind=ticketcenter
No regular holidays
teamLab exhibition information: https://www.teamlab.art/jp/e/kanazawa21/
teamLab Official Website: http://teamlab.art/jp/
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Official Website: https://www.kanazawa21.jp/
Interview: Go! Go! Curry President Hirokazu Miyamori & Sakura President Toshiaki Yuasa Discuss Progressive Innovation and Generating Added Value
Kanazawa, also known as Kaga Hyakuman-gokuーan old name with a long history that originally marked the city’s tradition of wealth, and can also be used to refer to anything that is quintessentially Kanazawa. Capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, the city of Kanazawa is known as a place rich in art and traditional culture, and enjoys no shortage of popular tourist and sightseeing spots. At the core of all of this is the creative mind of the Kanazawan people from which these things have formed. We had the chance to speak with two company presidents, both of whom were born in Kanazawa: Hirokazu Miyamori of GO GO CURRY GROUP CO.,LTD., and Toshiaki Yuasa of Sakura Inc.
The interview was carried out at the Show House Gallery at Sakura Inc.
ーーーMr. Yuasa, this is a really wonderful place, isn’t it? I’d like to begin the interview by asking for a brief explanation of each of your companies.
Yuasa: Thank you very much. My name is Yuasa, and I work at Sakura. We are a company specialising in custom housing, and have done so for the past 26 years since establishing. We centre on the Ishikawa Prefecture area, but also have galleries in Toyama, Gifu, and Kyoto.
Miyamori: I’m Miyamori, and I work at Go! Go! Curry Group. We opened the first Go! Go! Curry branch in Shinjuku in May 2004. We specialise in curry and sell pre-packed curry products. Today, we have restaurants not only in Japan, but America, Brazil, and elsewhere too.
ーーーIf I’m not mistaken, you were both born in Kanazawa, correct?
Miyamori: Yes. I’ve had “The Nation of Kaga Hyakuman-goku” chiseled into my head since I was small. I didn’t know what it meant back then, but after I travelled to Tokyo and went overseas, I realised how beautiful a place Kanazawa is for its history, traditional arts, and culture. Those two characters* had more meaning than I thought. They have weight, are a brand, and contain soul and spirit.
*Referring to the Japanese reading of Kanazawa, “金沢.”
Yuasa: It’s just as Mr Miyamori says. I feel a yearning when hearing the word Kanazawa. I believe anyone and everyone there has an interest in its traditions and culture. And that’s because Kanazawa is a region with history, with style.
Miyamori: From being a young age, it’s been normal to know and have artisans around you. For instance, you go to someone’s house, and their father would be a yuzen fabric weaver. When we would go on field trips, we would go to facilities specialising in traditional crafts, go to see a Noh play at a Noh theatre, get involved in various cultural and seasonal events. But these days, those kinds of things aren’t as tied to people anymore. It’s something I realised by going outside.
ーーーーI feel like I now understand a little more the reason behind why there are so many creative people in Kanazawa. Both of you are founders, correct?
Miyamori: When I was 20, I went to New York. I said to myself that I would definitely go back there again. It was a dream of mine. But I ended up forgetting about it when I became a member of society. One day, I saw that a local [baseball] player and star transferred to the New York Yankees. I was so happy hearing that, and at the same time I remembered, “Oh yeah, I went there one time too.” I had no intention of opening a curry shop or becoming a company president. I just wanted to go to New York.
Yuasa: I completely get that <laughs>. I worked for a local company for 15 years, and had some unexpected luck which led to what I’m doing today. I established the company in the latter half of my 30s, but at the time I really had the same kind of authority that Mr Miyamori has <laughs>. Being young is scary in a sense. ‘Management’ has a generational appeal to it, but Mr Miyamori is young, so I think he’s got much more to offer yet!
Yuasa: When I look at Mr Miyamori here, I can tell he’s really close with his staff. Do you wear this uniform in Tokyo, too?
Miyamori: I do. I go about like this on the bullet train and plane too! The people in New York get me pretty well as well.
Yuasa: I bet! <laughs> You’re a man of nerve.
Miyamori: We’re a team, so even at this moment in time, my heart is connected to the hearts of all my hardworking staff across the country. They wear the same thing too. I don’t think of myself as a company president or an employee. I think I’m more of a captain.
ーーーーTell me about how you’re putting strength into each of your businesses today.
Miyamori: Up to now we’ve focused our efforts on opening more stores, but now we’re pouring our energy into building our brand. We now have consignments not only for Go! Go! Curry, but Turban Curry, Hot House, and Samrat too. And all of these brands have real soul. That’s why I don’t only want to open restaurants. I also want to sell pre-packaged curry and curry for business use, as well as polish our brand to attract more customers.
Yuasa: I too am putting the majority of our attention into our brand. Branding involves a lot of things, like the image our customers have of us, and putting value in various different things, and by not responding to that structure when running a company, I believe there is no future for you. It’s difficult to find the right words to convey to customers who are particular about things, but is that feeling that the customer has not important?
Miyamori: You’ve got to show them, don’t you?
Yuasa: That’s right. There are many things here in this gallery like that which have added value, but even if I were to put them into words it would be difficult to get through, so I want to actually show them by preparing land and buildings. By adopting new things people have never seen before in properties, it adds value for customers so they don’t see it as just a building. To do that, it’s important to keep our eyes open and always work on innovating. If you want to innovate, but don’t have a clear vision or concept, your mind will become clouded before you can achieve it. And even when you do, every day is still a struggle.
Miyamori: Everyday, that’s for sure. <laughs>
Yuasa: Speaking of which, I’m the only impatient one. I leave it to my employees. Akira Yoshino, who won the Nobel Prize [in Chemistry] this year, also said it was for research for the generations of young people to come. He was right.
Miyamori: If there’s no challenge, there’s no growth, and it’s not fun. It’s blood, sweat and tears. I’m taking part in the next Kanazawa Marathon, and training for it has been really tough.
Yuasa: You’ll be running in that uniform, right? You’re sure to stand out from the crowd!
Miyamori: The people along the roadside cheer you on. That’s a huge source of strength. I can only relax once the run is over. That sense of accomplishment when you reach the goal is difficult to put into words. I want young people to experience this same feeling.
Yuasa: That sounds really good. If one of our workers signs up for the Kanazawa Marathon, I wonder if they’d be able to borrow a uniform from you?
Miyamori: If you’ve got someone who’d bear the responsibility of our company I’ll be sure to cheer them on! The people being cheered on, too. Even if it looks like you’ll be crushed, you keep at it. You’ll make bonds in the company. It’s the same with managing too. It’s tough to keep going, but when you achieve that goal, all of those troubles and hardships disappear in an instant.
Yuasa: It’s a cycle of achieving, and then aiming toward your next objective.
Miyamori: You completely forget about the troubles, don’t you? <laughs>
ーーーI see. And do you ever feel a sense of fulfilment at work?
Miyamori: It makes me happy when the customers call the curry we serve delicious. Other things too, like our curry being the first curry a child has ever eaten, or a family coming together again over it. We distribute curry to disaster-stricken areas, so we’re happy if we can become a source of energy for people too. I feel happy when our workers set high goals, we achieve them and grow from it, too.
Yuasa: It really makes me happy when I meet with a customer who bought a house from us a year later and they say that it’s a really great house. A house isn’t something you go and buy multiple times, so I feel relieved when they are satisfied. And although we’re a small company, I’m happy I can leave it to my staff so that they can grow. Because they try and they move forward, then the future will open for them. And with that, it’s the responsibility of the company president to bring about results from their hard work. Managing such a task is a tough job alone, but that’s what being a company president is. And if you don’t have that, you’ll fail.
Miyamori: I get that. You’ve got to pour in blood, sweat and tears if you want to grow. If you don’t go all out, you’re not going to sweat. You will grow greatly if you continue to go all out with everyone involved and achieve a monumental goal.
ーーーYou both have warm feelings towards your staff and workers, don’t you?
Miyamori: They feel like my own children. So it makes me really happy when they get married, have kids, and build a home.
Yuasa: That’s true. And also, if your company doesn’t grow, you can’t continue to exist. It’s important to always look towards growth and strive with everyone.
ーーーFor my last question, I’d like to ask you about your visions for the future.
Miyamori: Curry will save the planet! I’m aiming for the world with curry! For instance, if we were talking about ramen, and someone asked me which is more deliciousーeating ramen at a restaurant or at homeーI’d say eating it at a restaurant. But when it comes to curry, your mother’s is the most delicious. Basically, the curry you eat out isn’t growing or improving. Just like how Starbucks serves delicious coffee all around the world, I also want to serve delicious curry around the world.
Yuasa: Your vision is really easy to understand <laughs>.
Miyamori: Curry is actually a delicious form of Chinese food therapy. We can divide up allergies, so we make it delicious for everyone from children to the elderly. Also, when you eat curry, your bowel warms up, so with curry you can also look at increasing healthy life expectancy, building immunities, and fighting cancer. This curry is a Nobel Peace Prize meal! How about you, Mr Yuasa? What are you looking towards for the future?
Yuasa: I want to build a company that tackles problems faced by customers, like adding value to buildings by making them earthquake-proof and lowering electricity costs, as well as seeing how to incorporate that into housing. Our customers are valuable so we’re seeking value. We want to make lots of houses that answer the question, “How can I live happily in this house?” I believe how people live happy lives in a house changes generation by generation, so I want to catch onto that and keep up with the times.
Miyamori: You really are a company president, Mr Yuasa! I don’t even think of myself as well, and I don’t think my employees do either <laughs>. But it’s amazing how much thought you’re putting into ways of living, and I think that’s wonderful.
Yuasa: Thank you. Before I met you, I thought you were a nonstandard person, but after listening to your story today, and seeing you in that uniform, my opinion has changed to conviction. It’s not everyday something like the Nobel Prize comes into conversation <laughs>. I believe things will get better for both yourself and your employees!
Curryーand property. Two completely different worlds, but two company presidents hooked on innovation and growing their brands. Their ambitions and warm feelings they have towards their staff will encourage the people they work with and pave the way for new challenges brought about by adding new value to their companies. The day when the people of Japan are living in their wonderful Sakura homes and eating delicious Go! Go! Curry in them may already be on the horizon.
Interview & Text: Yuki Yokoo
Translator: Joshua Kitosi-Isanga
teamLab to Take Their Interactive Installation ‘The Tree of Resonating Colors of Life’ to Odaiba in Tokyo
18.November.2019 | SPOT
Christmas is about to fall upon VenusFort in Odaiba, Tokyo, with a snow-pile of Christmas content set to take place at the mall from November 30 onward. This will include the exhibiting of teamLab’s hugely popular “The Trees of Resonating Colors of Life” installation.
teamLab, The Tree of Resonating Colors of Life, 2018, Interactive Installation, Endless, H: 8000 mm W: 6000 mm D: 6000 mm Sound: Hideaki Takahashi© teamLab
Located in the Olive Plaza, this interactive art piece is a three-dimensional tree made up of many light spheres which change colour as people touch them.
The popular annual “SNOW WISH” event will also take place again this year, where delicate snow falls gracefully from the ceiling. This year the event is collaborating with “VenusFort Illumination 2019-2020 -Grateful Harmony-” to create a heart-warming and enchanting Christmas display that’s sure to put you in the Christmas mood.
There will also be a Christmas raffle where you can win prizes, a special VenusFort Christmas party menu, as well as a Black Friday Market where you can grab some serious bargains.
Be sure to add Odaiba on your list of places to visit if you’re celebrating Christmas and the holiday season in Tokyo this year.
teamLab: Digitized Fukuoka Castle Ruins to Take Place in 2019-2020
07.November.2019 | SPOT
teamLab has announced a new digital art event entitled “teamLab: Digitized Fukuoka Castle Ruins” which will bring interactive digital art to Fukuoka Castle from November 29 to February 2.
Breathing Resonating Stone Wall – Fukuoka Castle Ruins, teamLab, 2017, Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Construction of Fukuoka Castle began in 1601 and took place over the course of 7 years. The historical landmark is lined with hundreds of meters of stone walls, which has led the castle to be nicknamed Stone Castle.
Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives in the Stone Wall – Fukuoka Castle Tower Ruins, teamLab, 2017, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
The exhibition is a part of teamLab’s Digitized City art project, the concept of which is that non-material digital technology can turn a city into art without physically altering it.
The castle’s enormous span of 20,000 square meters will be decorated with interactive digital art that reacts to people’s presence.
Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as Well in the Stone Wall – Fukuoka Castle Tower Ruins, teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, 4 min 20 sec (loop), Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Sketch Kuroda Kanbei, teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi, Kenta Matsukuma, Jun Tanaka (Big Cats Creatives)
7 installations will make up the exhibition, including 4 new ones such as Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as Well in the Stone Wall – Fukuoka Castle Tower Ruins, where three-legged crowds from Japanese mythology known as Yatagarasu are rendered in light and fly across the castle walls, and Sketch Kuroda Kanbei, where people can draw Kuro Kanbei and historical figures and see them come to life.
teamLab: Digitized Fukuoka Castle Ruins 2019-2020
Running: November 29, 2019 – February 2, 2020 (No planned holidays)
Time: 18:00-22:00 (Last Entries 21:30) *Open until 1:00am the following day on December 31
Location: Maizuku Park, Fukuoka Castle (Jonai, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka)
Tickets: Available on Ticket Pia, 7-Eleven, and directly at Fukuoka Castle
①8 minutes on foot from Akasaka Station or Ōhorikōen Station via the Kūkō Line (Fukuoka City Subway)
②5-8 minutes on foot from the “Fukuoka-jo Korokan-mae”, “Fukuoka-shi Bijutsukan Higashi-guchi” or “Otemon & Heiwadai Rikujo Kyogijo-iriguchi” bus stops, or 10 minutes on foot from “Akasaka 3-Chome” bus stop via the Nishitetsu bus
Official Website: https://www.teamlab.art/e/fukuoka-castle/
*Please note that there are stairs and areas with different height levels as well as unpaved areas, and so there may be areas which are difficult to access for those with wheelchairs, a physical disability, pushchairs, and so on
*Drunk attendees, attendees who cause disruption for others and so on will be ejected from the premises
*The exhibition will be cancelled on the day in the case of severely bad weather
teamLab Now Holding Digital Art Exhibition at World Heritage Site Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto
With the increase in number of collaborations between contemporary digital art and traditional and historical Kyoto sites, teamLab is getting in on the action with its new digital art exhibition “Digitized Forest at the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine.”
We are joined by Instagrammer Macchan who recently attended the exhibition and who has provided photos for us.
Shimogamo Shrine is a shrine located between the Kamo River and Mount Kōya. It was registered it as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The shrine is associated good luck in marriage and welcomes sightseers from Japan and around the world. It can be reached by the 205 Bus from Kyoto Station and getting off at either Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社) or Tadasu Forest (糺ノ森前). It’s also about a 20-minute taxi ride from Kyoto Station.
This marks the third run of teamLab’s “Digitized Forest” exhibition at Shimogamo Shrine, and this year’s exhibition has been made even bigger. It is running until September 2, 2019.
Floating by the Rōmon Gate of the shrine are spheres of light which change colour and emit various musical tones unique to the colour when touched by a person. They also react to the other spheres around them, changing to the same colour and letting out the same tone, creating a chain reaction.
Egg-shaped orbs of light can be found dotted around the Tadasu Forest by the shrine which illuminate the trees. Like the light spheres, when the eggs are pushed they change colour and play a musical noise specific to that colour, the sound and tone spreading through the forest.
These objects of light can also be found at Mitarashi Pond where they float on the water. The orbs shine brightly and then fade slowly as if breathing. If pushed by people or blown by the wind they will change colour and emit sound.
The best part about teamLab’s art exhibitions is how visitors become part of the exhibition itself by interacting with the installations, offering a much more engaging experience than simply looking. Visit Shimogamo Shrine before the exhibition ends to see digital art meet a traditional Japanese shrine at night.
If you’re looking for more sightseeing recommendations for Kyoto then be sure to follow Macchan on Instagram!
Photos by まっちゃん
Address: 59 Shimogamo Izumikawachō, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Official Website: https://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/english/
Digitized Forest at the World Heritage Site of Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto Art by teamLab – TOKIO INKARAMI
Running: August 17, 2019 – September 2, 2019
Time: 18:30-22:00 (Last Entries 21:30)
Location: Shimogamo Shrine
Price: Weekdays ¥1,300 / Weekends ¥1,500
*Free entry for elementary school children and below. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian aged 20+.
Official Website: https://www.teamlab.art/e/shimogamo/
teamLab Set Up Permanent Exhibition ‘A blackboard where Little People Live’ in Stockholm Sweden
15.August.2019 | SPOT
teamLab opened a permanent exhibition of their interactive art piece A blackboard where Little People Live on the 4th floor of MUJI Åhléns City in Stockholm, Sweden on August 16, 2019.
Inside this interactive digital art display lives a population of little people, and we can interact with their world by drawing lines and popping bubbles with our fingers. There is no goal in this game, you are simply encouraged to interact freely as you wish.
Experience the incredible world of digital art like you have never seen with teamLab.
MUJI ÅHLÉNS CITY STOCKHOLM
Address: MUJI ÅHLÉNS CITY STOCKHOLM Plan 4, Klarabergsgatan 50, Stockholm, Sweden
MUJI Official Website: https://www.muji.com/se/
teamLab Official Website: https://www.team-lab.com/en/product/
Kuroneco Jack Sells Sensational Chocolate Gâteau in Kanazawa
Gâteau Chocolat shop Kuroneco Jack just opened this May in Kanazawa, Ishikawa and has already become a sensation.
The shop interior is colourful. The wooden features add warmth to the surroundings, creating a relaxing atmosphere. Although this is a very difficult location to reach if you don’t have a car, the shop is filled with customers every single day.
Every day, the highly experienced patissiers create 12 flavours of cute and delicious gâteau. From standard chocolate to fruit, black sesame and matcha, you can find many rare flavours here.
The standard chocolat JACK is made from 62% cocoa chocolate. The raspberry JACK offers chocoholics the opportunity to enjoy Jack’s luxurious chocolate with a sour touch of fresh raspberries to accent the flavour. Just the aroma of the Black Sesame JACK proves its fantastic quality. There are also many more flavours on sale that you just won’t be able to resist.
If you pop by the shop, you should also check out the popular parfait menu that consists of three fruity parfaits. Just looking at them will make your mouth water. Of course, Jack’s chocolate is also used in the parfaits. The SHIRONECO Parfait uses a white chocolate base, whilst the KURONECO Parfait uses a dark chocolate base. There is also the DORANECO parfait, which is completely left in the chef’s hands to do as they please.
There is also original soft serve ice cream, gâteau chocolat with brûlée, cheesecake and many more fusion desserts that are sold as part of the INTO Series. I know everything looks so delicious you will not be able to decide, but if you ever find yourself in Kanazawa, please pop by.
Address: Kanazawa Kuratsuki HR Building 1C, 3-27, Kuratsuki, Kanazawa, Ishikawa.
Eat In Corner: 19 seats
Takeaway Hours: 11am ー 7 pm
Eat In Hours: 11 am ー 5 pm (Last orders: 4:30 pm)
Free parking available. (20 spaces)
TEL: 076 268 9611
teamLab Blooms Digital Sunflower Art at teamLab Planets TOKYO
03.July.2019 | SPOT
teamLab Planets is a museum in Tokyo’s Toyosu area that will celebrate one year since opening on July 7. At this museum, visitors move through water and traverse its four vast exhibition spaces.
The museum is set to showcase its new digital art piece Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity for a limited time from July 7 to 21. Koi swim on the surface of the water that stretches to an infinite horizon. The koi fish are influenced by the movement of people in the water and turn into flowers when they collide.
As well as this, the museum will serve up new summertime foods at its restaurant The Bowl Steakhouse, where it will serve shaved ice, and its food stand Everything Is In Your Hand, where it will sell sandwich wraps.
Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity
teamLab, 2016-2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Three shaved ice desserts will be sold from July 20. In the picture from the left the flavours include strawberry, matcha adzuki and mango. Each is served with velvety fresh cream in each respective flavour.
Five wraps will be served from July 13. These include Mexican Chili Con Carne, Chicken Salad, Salmon & Cream Cheese, Avocado & Shrimp, and Vegan Salad.
Cool yourself down this summer by stepping into the waters of teamLab Planets and enjoying some refreshing seasonal food.
teamLab Planets TOKYO – TOKYO DMM.com
Address: 6-1-16, Toyosu, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Running: July 7, 2018 – Fall 2020
Official Website: https://planets.teamlab.art/tokyo/
teamLab Open ‘The Life of Animals in Japanese Art’ Exhibition at National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
14.June.2019 | SPOT
teamLab are currently holding an exhibition entitled “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. until August 18.
The exhibition serves as the first devoted to artworks that represent animals―whether real, imaginary or religious. A selection of over 300 pieces are on display from artists back in the 5th century to today. The showcasing includes artirange from Sesson Shūkei, Itō Jakuchū, Soga Shōhaku, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, to Okamoto Tarō, Kusama Yayoi, Issey Miyake, Nara Yoshitomo, and Murakami Takashi.
United, Fragmented, Repeated and Impermanent World / teamLab, 2013, Interactive Digital Work, Endless, 8 channels, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Itō Jakuchū was a Japanese painter of the early modern period who was active during Edo times in Kyoto. He is known for his unique painting method called masumega which sees his works built up of tens of thousands of squares which are all painted individually. One of these pieces is the above-pictured famous Birds and Animals in the Flower Garden.
The exhibition will feature a range of mediums including sculptures, paintings, textiles, ceramics, metalwork and more.
The Life of Animals in Japanese Art #teamLab
Location: National Gallery of Art, East Building, Concourse Galleries (6th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC)
Running: June 2, 2019 – August 18, 2019
Time: [Mon-Sat] 10:00-17:00 / [Sun] 11:00-18:00
Enquiries: Pace Gallery firstname.lastname@example.org
teamLab Official Website: https://www.teamlab.art/
Get a Night Pass to the teamLab Borderless Digital Art Museum in Odaiba
17.May.2019 | SPOT
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless is an art museum co-managed by MORI Building and teamLab which is home to a borderless world without any maps in sight. The museum is currently displaying its spring display until the end of May.
It has been announced that this summer, from July 13 to September 1, the museum will extend its weekday hours to weekend hours where it will stay open until 21:00. They will also begin selling a limited number of Night Passes which enables guests to enter the museum from 18:00 for a closer, more intimate interaction with the exhibitions.
If you’ll be in Japan this summer then take advantage of this opportunity to enter teamLab’s immersive borderless world of digital art.
MORI Building DIGITAL ART MUSEUM: EPSON teamLab Borderless
Address: 1-3-8 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Price: Adults – ¥3,200 / Children – ¥1,000 / Disability Discount – ¥1,600
Night Pass: Price: Adults – ¥2,900 / Children – ¥1,000 / Disability Discount – ¥1,500
*Night Pass available from July 13 to September 1 only. Entry from 18:00 permitted.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 10:00-19:00 / Weekends 10:00-21:00
*Opening hours to run from 10:00-21:00 all week from July 13 to September 1.
*Last entries are one hour before closing time.
Closed: Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
*Also closed Saturday June 22 and Saturday August 10. Open on Tuesday August 13.
Official Website: https://borderless.teamlab.art/
Shiseido and teamLab Collaborate at New Shiseido Forest Valley in Singapore
Shiseido Forest Valley is an immersive new indoor forest in Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore. Together with this new area, Shiseido has is also collaborating with teamLab on their new art installation SENSE. By opening Shiseido Forest Valley in Jewel Changi Airport which is used by people across the globe, Shiseido will be able to increase their international presence.
Jewel is a mixed-development and expansion of Changi Airport which describes itself as a “gateway where the world meets Singapore, and Singapore meets the world.” This 1.46 million sq ft complex is built up of gardens, attractions, retail and more all of which integrates with nature and sits under a stunning steel and glass dome.
Shiseido Forest Valley bathes in natural sunlight and is surrounded by nature with plants at every turn and a giant waterfall in the centre. teamLab’s SENSE installation combines nature, beauty and art through a Japanese aesthetic. Relax and take a stroll through the forest and enjoy the sights, sounds and tranquillity.
SHISEIDO FOREST VALLEY
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore (Inside Jewel Changi Airport)
Location: Shiseido Forest Valley, Jewel Changi Airport 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore
Opened: May 13, 2019
Open: 24-hours a day all year round
Shiseido Official Website: https://www.shiseido.co.jp/index.html
teamLab to Showcase Latest Digital Art Tech at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa
02.April.2019 | SPOT
teamLab has announced that it will hold an exhibition at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, entitled teamLab: Impermanent Flowers Floating in a Continuous Sea from August 9 to September 1.
Black Waves: Lost, Immersed and Reborn teamLab, 2019, Digital Installation, Continuous Loop, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
This enormous installation is made of a single continuous wave.
Continuous Life and Death at the Now of Eternity, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together teamLab, 2019, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Full Details: https://www.teamlab.art/w/continuous_life_and_death/
This art piece is influenced by the movement of people. Rendered in real time, it creates unique visual states that will never be replicated.
Reversible Rotation – Black in White teamLab, 2018, Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Full Details: https://www.teamlab.art/w/reversible-blackinwhite/
A display of “spatial calligraphy” where traditional Japanese sho, or calligraphy, is presented in a contemporary way inside a rotating abstract space.
Graffiti Flowers Bombing teamLab, 2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Full Details: https://www.teamlab.art/w/graffiti-flowers-bombing/
Attendees will draw flowers onto paper which will bloom onto the walls in colourful bunches.
Enjoy sharing the immersive world of teamLab’s boundary-transcending, transient and deep digital art together with the other people in the exhibition.
teamLab: Impermanent Flowers Floating #チームラボ #teamLab #21世紀美術館
Location: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art – Galleries A & B (1-2-1 Hirosaka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture)
Running: August 9, 2019 – September 1, 2019
Time: 10:00-18:00 (Until 20:00 on Fridays and Saturdays)
Adult (High School & Older): ¥2,200
Children (4 – Junior High School): ¥1,000
*Free for children 3 years-old and younger
*Tickets scheduled to go on sale from early June
Exhibition Page: https://www.teamlab.art/e/kanazawa21/
teamLab Official Website: https://www.teamlab.art/
A museum where you step into water: teamLab Planets Toyosu creates sakura attraction!
18.March.2019 | SPOT
teamLab Planets TOKYO DMM.com, which is located in Toyosu, Tokyo, is a museum of creative art where you become part of the exhibition. There are a total of seven creative pieces; four of which have “Body Immersive” as their main concept. The seven pieces together make it the “Mizu ni hairu Museum” (A museum where you enter the water).
One attraction is called the “Infinity Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People”. Here, visitors enter barefoot and are invited to walk amongst the projected images of koi fish. From 15th March to mid April, this attraction is going to be changed to cherry blossoms ー come enjoy this fantastical attraction!
人と共に踊る鯉によって描かれる水面のドローイング - Infinity
Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People – Infinity
teamLab, 2016-2018, Interactive Digital Installation, Endless, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
The koi fish that swim for eternity are affected by the visitors who walk through the water. The koi fish then affect other koi fish whilst swimming. When they bump into a person, they burst into cherry blossoms and then dissipate ー just how flowers bloom and die over the course of the seasons every year.
Enter the water and become part of the exhibition! This museum offers you a really fun experience so don’t miss out on this spring-limited attraction!
TeamLab Planets TOKYO DMM.com
Address: teamLab Planets TOKYO, 6-1-16, Toyosu, Koto, Tokyo
Limited period: 7th July 2018 ー Autumn 2020
March, April, May: Weekdays: 10:00 ー 22:00 (Last entries: 21:00)
Weekends & national holidays: 9:00 ー 22:00（Last entries: 21:00）
25th March ー 5th April and 29th April ー 6th May: 9:00 ー 22:00（Last entries: 21:00）
Closed: Thursday 11th April, Thursday 9th May
Attraction: “Infinity Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of Koi and People” sakura version
Running: 15th March ー mid April 2019
Official website: https://planets.teamlab.art/jp/
TeamLab Planets TOKYO DMM.com tickets: https://teamlabplanets.dmm.com