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teamLab Borderless Tokyo takes Guinness World Record

teamLab Borderless Tokyo has set the Guinness World Record for the world’s most visited museum dedicated to a single group or artist.

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teamLab Borderless, which first opened as a permanent museum in Tokyo in June 2018, has set the Guinness World Record for the world’s most visited museum dedicated to a single group or artist.

The teamLab attraction – where visitors interact with ever-changing light sculptures – welcomed a record 2,198,284 visitors between January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019.

The Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands attracted 2,134,778 visitors in 2019, while Spain’s Picasso Museum welcomed 1,072,887 guests in the same year.

“teamLab has been using digital technology to create art since 2001, and our work is based on the concept of collaborative creation,” said teamLab in a statement.

teamLab Borderless had 2,134,778 guests in 2019

“We are honored to be recognized by Guinness World Records as the most visited museum in the world, and we hope this experience will help us further explore new perceptions of how we relate to the world.”

In addition, teamLab: Continuity is opening to the public at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco on July 23, offering “jaw-dropping aesthetics and technological sophistication”.

“The Asian Art Museum offers new worlds to explore and, with every visit, provides a place of creativity and connection,” said Dr Jay Xu, director and CEO of the Asian Art Museum.

teamLab: Continuity immerses visitors in digital environments of vibrant colour and sound, with 14 movement-sensitive artworks filling entire galleries.

teamLab: Continuity open at Asian Art Museum

“Continuity prompts us to consider our own impact on the environment and relationship to technology as a force for social evolution,” said exhibition organiser Dr Karin G Oen.

“It’s a subtle yet potent reminder that the art and experiences we most enjoy can also be revolutionary,” Oen added.

teamLab Planets in Tokyo recently expanded into an interactive garden area with an immersive garden of 13,000 live orchids and an ever-changing moss garden.

“In this work, people immerse themselves in flowers, becoming one with the garden,” said teamLab. “When people become one with the flowers and look at them, the flowers look back. People may truly look at flowers for the first time.”

Images: teamLab

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Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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