This exhibition has ended.
An "ultra-technologist" group, teamLab, operates a unique, creative business in areas centered on digital art. At this exhibition, visitors can experience the digital art works that teamLab has produced and released, along with works for the "Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park Project," which have entertained kids across the nation. This is the world's first event which collects and shows teamLab's high-profile works (14 planned to be shown) from their artistic works and kids-oriented works in one place.
In addition to those masterpieces that represent teamLab's creative activities, this exhibition also plans to feature their brand new works. The exhibition is structured with a view to entertaining not only the young generation in their 20s to 30s but also a wider range of ages including families with preschool kids.
Through an encounter with new expressions achieved by the digital art works by teamLab, visitors will see a new manifestation of science technologies and the possibilities of expression pioneered by such technologies. We hope that this exhibition will be an opportunity for everyone to think about the future of digital technologies and art, as well as to reinterpret Japanese culture. We hope you will cover this event.
"teamLab"(C.E.O. Toshiyuki Inoko; pictured left) pursues new expressions of Japanese culture by reconstructing traditional Japanese painting formats, including Yamato-e painting, established in the Heian period, and ink painting, which uniquely developed in the Muromachi period of Japan, into digital art works. It also has created a series of other digital art works that offer totally new experiences--to name a few, the art works that interactively respond to the actions of viewers and visitors as well as the works that integrate the real and virtual worlds.
This exhibition is made up of two zones: Dance! Art Exhibition! and Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park.
Dance! Art Exhibition! displays Nirvana, a masterpiece that uses the works of Ito Jakuchu (a painter working during the 18th century) as motifs, with a height of around 5 meters, and a width of around 20 meters. We have also developed a space where visitors experience the overwhelming impact and visual beauty, (including a new work installation display) of flowers, continuously depicted in boundless space.
Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park displays a new work, 3D Sketch Town. The process of creating this work over several months was televised as a project on Nippon Television’s Sukkiri, and this is the first time that it has been displayed in public. This zone also displays Sketch Aquarium, where fish drawn on paper swim around, and the experienced-based interactive works, Hopscotch for Geniuses, and Light Ball Orchestra.
Works (text by teamLab)
Crows are chased and the chasing crows are destined to be chased as well, Division in Perspective - Light in Dark-
A virtual world constructed in three dimensions on a computer is brought to life in moving images, using what we at teamLab consider to be the logical structure of the spatial perception of our Japanese ancestors (what we call "Ultra Subjective Space").
The Japanese mythical bird Yatagarasu, rendered in light, flies around the space, leaving trails of light which eventually form Sho (Japanese calligraphy) in the air.
Attractions for kids
Sea creatures drawn by kids swim in this aquarium. Here, kids are asked to draw a sea creature on the paper, using their favorite colors and patterns. Then, the drawn creature starts to swim along with those drawn by others in a huge aquarium projected right in front of them, and sometimes fish with the same shape form a shoal. The kids can also feed the fish when they come close to the aquarium.
Light Ball Orchestra
An orchestra made of light balls. The balls change color and make sounds when patted. As the bigger ones are synchronized with other balls, if you pat on one of them, you can change the color of the balls surrounding it and the color of the whole space. Kids can change the color of the space and play music together in the space as they use their whole body to touch various types of balls from big ones to small ones.
＊The exhibition is planned to feature eight attractions for kids and six art works, including those described above.
- Special Exhibition "Dance! Art Exhibition! and Learn and Play! teamLab Future Park"
- November 29 (Sat.), 2014 - May 10 (Sun.), 2015
- Opening hours
- 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Last entry: 30 minutes before the closing time)
- Special Exhibition Zone, 1F, Miraikan
- Tuesday (except for December 23 (Tue.) and January 6 (Tue.) We will be closed from December 28 (Sun.) to January 1 (Thu.)
- Admission fees
Adult (Ages 19 & over): \1,800 / Student (Age 18 to school student):\1,200 / Child (Ages 3 to school student): \900
Adult (Ages 19 & over): \1,600 / Student (Age 18 to school student) :\1,000 / Child (Ages 3 to school student): \700
*Permanent exhibitions can be also visited with this ticket. *Group discount available.
*A holder of a physical disability certificate and his/her attendant (up to one person) may enter free of charge.
*Advance tickets are available at e+, Ticket PIA, Lawson Ticket, Seven Ticket, etc.
- Miraikan, teamLab, Nippon Television Network Corporation, and BS Nippon Corporation