Going Dutch: teamLab to launch permanent exhibition in the Netherlands in 2024

Nowhere will be located on the ground floor of Wonderwoods, a property development in central Utrecht that is due to break ground this autumn

The Japan-based multimedia collective teamLab has chosen Utrecht in the Netherlands as the home of their first immersive permanent exhibition in Europe, opening in 2024. The project follows the hugely popular Borderless venue in Tokyo, which attracted 2.3 million visitors in 2018, and offshoots in Shanghai and at the Venetian hotel and casino in Macau.

Interactive light installations by the collective will be the centrepiece of Nowhere, a new privately funded digital art centre in the central Dutch city. The 3,000 sq. m space will be located on the ground floor of Wonderwoods, a “vertical forest” property development across two apartment towers that is due to break ground this autumn. TeamLab felt a “conceptual click” between the buildings abundant greenery—more than 360 trees and 9,600 shrubs and plants—and their own nature-inspired digital works, says Nowheres founder and director Jeroen van Mastrigt.

The collaboration grew out of the City of Utrechts 2017 open call for a major new leisure facility on the Wonderwoods site, in which Van Mastrigt participated together with the arts administrator and collector Martijn Sanders. Their winning proposal was for a “future museum”, Van Mastrigt says, “using the latest technologies and where you can touch everything”.

According to a project statement, teamLabs permanent exhibition will include family-friendly educational areas known as “Future Park” and “Athletics Forest”, which are designed to encourage creativity and spatial awareness among younger visitors. Although the rest of the programme is still to be confirRead More – Source