Japanese Art Collective TeamLab Marks Its First Philippine Appearance at Art Fair Philippines
Japanese art collective teamLab has been fusing art with digital technology since 2007. It's spread this concept across the corners of the globe, with permanent exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Amos Rex in Helsinki, and the Asia Society Museum in New York. Last year, the collective established its permanent museum at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan.
Its works, which have become a social media favorite, have finally reached Philippine shores with some help from Globe Platinum and the Gajah Gallery in Singapore. An exclusive installation, Reversible Rotation, was revealed at the Globe Platinum booth at the ongoing edition of Art Fair Philippines.
The monochrome work occupies nine screens and depicts a rotating “spatial calligraphy” that turns in one direction, but similar to an optical illusion, it can appear to rotate either clockwise or counterclockwise. The jagged lines are a modern take on the traditional Japanese technique of calligraphy called “sho” and appear on the numerous screens like brush strokes.
The digital piece uses two unique concepts that teamLab has become known for: spatial calligraphy and an
“We are not animating by drawing a picture on a plane. We are creating 3-D objects in
Another teamLab work, Gold Waves, is displayed at the Gajah Gallery booth on the 7th floor.
Art Fair Philippines 2019 runs from February 22 to 24 at The Link carpark in Makati.