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teamLab Borderless Jeddah to open on June 10

JEDDAH, June 3, 2024

teamLab Borderless Jeddah, a collaborative initiative between the Saudi Ministry of Culture and art collective teamLab, is set to open in Jeddah Historic District on June 10.
 
Finally unveiled in its entirety, over 80 independent artworks form complex interrelationships, creating one borderless world. 
 
teamLab Borderless is a world of artworks without boundaries, a museum without a map created by art collective teamLab. Artworks move out of rooms, communicate with other works, influence, and sometimes intermingle with each other with no boundaries, forming one borderless world. As people immerse in this borderless art, they ‘wander, explore, and discover’.
 
Spanning approximately 10,000 sq m of gross floor area, teamLab Borderless Jeddah, the first teamLab Borderless museum to launch in the Middle East, will be permanently established on the shores of Alarbaeen Lagoon overlooking the panoramic views of Jeddah Historic District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
The teamLab Borderless Jeddah project is one of the Quality of Life Program’s initiatives to develop and foster cultural and arts exhibition infrastructure, aiming to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s contribution to arts and culture, one of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 goals. 
 
Toshiyuki Inoko, Founder of teamLab, said: ”Jeddah is one of the leading global cities in the Middle East with a profound history and rich culture. We are very honored to be able to open teamLab Borderless in Jeddah Historic District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This time, we have been able to launch teamLab Borderless on a monumental scale, with truly beautiful architecture in this wonderful location.
 
“teamLab Borderless is based on the concept that everything exists in a borderless continuity. We want to create the notion of ‘beautiful’ in which the various artworks relate to each other and are continuous without boundaries.
 
“teamLab Borderless is a museum without a map, where visitors wander and explore the vast world with intention, create a new world with others, and discover.
 
“Our artworks are based on the continuity of knowledge over the long history of humanity. For this reason, it is very significant to be able to establish a large-scale teamLab Borderless in Jeddah Historic District. Through Historic Jeddah and teamLab Borderless, we want to make this the most amazing place in the world, creating an experience where people travel between the seamlessly interconnected past and present, and feel a strong sense of meaning.”
 
Abdulrahman Almotawa, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture, said: “We are immensely proud to open the teamLab Borderless museum in the heart of Jeddah Historic District. This first-of-its-kind venture, realized in collaboration with teamLab, is part of a new chapter for Saudi Arabia’s cultural landscape. It is a revolutionary space where the boundaries between art, technology, and our natural world converge, offering a truly immersive experience. We are grateful to teamLab for sharing in the Ministry of Culture’s dedication to fostering innovative artistic expressions that resonate both locally and globally.
 
“We envisage teamLab Borderless Jeddah as a dynamic meeting point, where visitors can explore uncharted territories of creativity and engage in a dialogue that bridges the Kingdom’s rich heritage with contemporary artistic discourse. As the Ministry of Culture continues to work towards achieving the cultural goals of Saudi Vision 2030, we aim for the museum to enhance the Kingdom's position as a centre for arts and culture in the region and the world."
 
The immense teamLab Borderless Jeddah comprises the Borderless World, Light Sculpture, Athletics Forest, Future Park, Forest of Lamps, EN TEA HOUSE, as well as Sketch Factory. 
 
Borderless World
People understand and recognise the world through their bodies, moving freely and forming connections and relationships with others. The body has its own sense of time, and in the mind, boundaries between different thoughts are ambiguous, causing them to influence and at times intermingle with each other.
 
The artworks, too, move out of the rooms freely, form connections and relationships with people, and possess the same concept of time as the human body. They communicate with other works, influence each other, and at times intermingle. teamLab Borderless is one continuous world without boundaries, created by such a group of artworks. People wander through the world, exploring with intention, creating and discovering a new world with others. 
 
Light Sculpture
In the Light Sculpture series, massive sculptures in which light appears to flow out are born, sweeping towards people, expanding, and drawing people into it.
 
Athletics Forest
Athletics Forest is a creative athletic space based on the concept of understanding the world through the body and thinking about the world three-dimensionally. It trains spatial recognition and promotes the growth of the hippocampus of the brain. People immerse their entire body in the complex three-dimensional space of the interactive world.
 
Future Park
teamLab Future Park is an educational project based on the concept of collaborative creation (co-creation). It is an amusement park where people can enjoy creating the world freely with others.
 
Forest of Lamps
This artwork, in which lamps are seemingly scattered in a random manner, is composed of resonating light that changes based on the relationship between the people in the artwork space. It is a work that expresses the beauty of continuity. The colours of lamps change according to the season.
 
En Tea House 
Make tea and a flower blooms inside the teacup. Flowers bloom infinitely as long as there is tea. The tea in the bowl becomes an infinite world in which the flowers continue to bloom. Drink in the infinitely expanding world.
 
Sketch Factory
Turn your own drawing into an item to take home with you.
This is a factory where the fish you draw in Sketch Ocean are turned into an original product such as a tin badge, hand towel, T-shirt, or tote bag.
 
Admission rates are: 
Single Pass - Adult 18+: SAR150; Children 13-17 or Students: SAR115; Children 4-12: SAR50; Infants: Free; People of Determination: SAR50
 
Family/Group Pass: Family Group (2+2): SAR450; Family Group (2+3): SAR500; Family Group (2+4): SAR550
 
VIP Pass: VIP Pass (Tickets + Merchandises for 8): SAR8,000
 
Tickets can be purchased at: https://teamlab.art/e/jeddah/   -TradeArabia News Service
 



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