teamLab Borderless in Odaiba Relocates to Toranomon-Azabudai Project

26.August.2022 | FASHION / SPOT

The long-running teamLab Borderless exhibition at the Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Odaiba, Tokyo will close on August 31, 2022. It has now been announced that the exhibition will be moving to the Toranomon-Azabudai Project, which is scheduled to be completed and opened in 2023. The new location will further evolve the teamLab Borderless concepts of space, exploration, and discovery.

teamLab Borderless at Toranomon-Azabudai Project in Tokyo ©teamLab

 

 

teamLab Borderless opened in Odaiba in June 2018, and was called a ‘museum without a map.’ In its first year, the museum welcomed 2.3 million visitors, the largest number of visitors for a single artist’s museum in the world. Visitors from more than 160 countries and regions around the world came to explore the unique location, and the museum has received numerous national and international awards, including being named one of the World’s Greatest Places 2019 by Time Magazine and receiving a Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement at the 25th Annual Thea Awards.

teamLab Borderless also opened a location in Shanghai in 2019. Future openings are planned for Hamburg and Jeddah.

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    Autonomous Resonating Life – teamLab ©teamLab

    Sketch Aquarium – teamLab ©teamLab

     

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    All Keith Haring Artwork ©Keith Haring Foundation
    Courtesy of Nakamura Keith Haring Collection.

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