teamLab unveils experiential art space in Abu Dhabi
Interdisciplinary collective in Tokyo teamLab teamLab unveils Phenomena, a multi-sensory immersive art venue in Abu Dhabi† The project was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Miral, the leading maker of destinations and experiences in the emirate.
The project is expected to be completed in 2024 and strengthens Abu Dhabi’s position as a leading cultural center, alongside Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and other key landmarks that make up the Saadiyat Cultural District. Conceived as a ‘home to infinite curiosity’, the newly unveiled venue features a striking experiential design with installations exclusive to Abu Dhabi and developed through a rigorous experimental approach.
thanks to teamLab, Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi
works of art produced by environmental phenomena
Visitors to teamLab Phenomena are encouraged to expand their minds and embark on a journey through teamLab’s concept of environmental phenomena, which offers a fresh perspective on the world around us. Rather than exist independently, the artworks in teamLab Phenomena are produced by the environment that gives rise to the many phenomena. Objects such as rocks and other man-made materials maintain their structural stability on their own. Unlike these, the artworks depend on their environment for survival.
The specially created, unique building for teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is crucial to allow the artworks to develop in a natural and free way as if they were living beings themselves. “At teamLab Phenomena, visitors are immersed in a world that changes and evolves organically through the participation and actions of the people in it, and it is precisely this physical experience that can enhance our sense of value.” shares Toshiyuki Inoko, founder of teamLab (see more here† ‘Our hope is that teamLab Phenomena creates opportunities to spark curiosity and imagination.’
sitting at the intersection of art, technology, nature and high-tech fantasy
According to HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) Abu Dhabi, the teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi sits right at the intersection of art, technology, nature and high-tech fantasy, and will open a world of boundless wonder and creativity for all visitors. “TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi offers a journey that stimulates the senses, sparks curiosity, sparks the imagination and awakens a thirst for knowledge. TeamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi fully supports our commitment to inspire a new generation of innovators and creators in the Emirate and beyond .” he notes.
To celebrate the project’s official launch, DCT Abu Dhabi has also scheduled a preview activation for visitors to experience immersive artworks representing the concept of ‘infinite curiosity’, taking them on a journey of wonder and sensory exploration. This must-see event takes place at Mamsha Al Saadiyat from June 24 to July 17.