Japanese Art Collective TeamLab Is Bringing Its High-Tech Selfie Bait to New York in 2019

Brace yourselves, New Yorkers. TeamLab mania is coming. Next summer, the incredibly popular Japanese high-tech art collective is coming to Brooklyn’s Industry City in Sunset Park.

The team of computer programmers, animators, engineers, designers, mathematicians, and architects, work together to create mind-bending light installations. The collective opened the first museum dedicated to digital art in Tokyo, and according to the Observerthe artists signed an 11-year lease on a 55,000-square-foot warehouse last month.

“I wanted to pick the best city for more people to come see our digital museum, and that’s when I thought New York,” teamLab’s chief creative officer Takumi Nomoto told Bloomberg.

In an email to artnet News a representative for Pace Gallery, who represent the collective in New York, said “Pace is working closely with teamLab to support the organization and facilitation of an ambitious, immersive, long-term exhibition of their work in that space.”

In the inaugural Brooklyn show, the collective plans to recreate a number of installations currently on view in Tokyo.

In a work called Planets, visitors walk through a maze of dark rooms surrounded by kaleidoscopic light projections that are triggered by motion sensors. Adding to the immersive experience, the installation requires visitors to remove their shoes to feel a variety of different floor textures. Read more

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