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teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi Revealed as World's New 'Home for Infinite Curiosity' in Saadiyat Cultural District
ABU DHABI, UAE, June 24, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

A multi-sensory immersive exploration of experiential artworks by international 
art collective teamLab

Latest addition to Saadiyat Cultural District builds on Abu Dhabi's reputation 
as a cultural capital offering unique and inspiring experiences that spur 
creativity and innovation

New art space to feature an architectural vision and captivating artworks based 
on teamLab's original concept of environmental phenomena

Construction of the cultural offering is expected to be completed in 2024

Abu Dhabi has unveiled the concept of teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi – a 
multi-sensory art experience that will be a 'home for infinite curiosity', 
featuring original and constantly transforming artistic installations unique to 
Abu Dhabi.

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teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is set to be an immersive, inspirational space 
where the intersection of art and technology will ignite curiosity, imagination 
and creativity in all who visit. Slated to be completed in 2024, it is the 
latest offering of the Saadiyat Cultural District.  The 17,000sqm (GFA) teamLab 
Phenomena Abu Dhabi building has been conceived with unparalleled installations 
that will be unique to Abu Dhabi, created through an extensive experimentation 

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has 
partnered with Miral, the emirate's leading creator of destinations and 
experiences, to develop the concept, architecture and facilities, alongside 
teamLab, the globally acclaimed, interdisciplinary Tokyo-based art collective, 
known for their unique artistic vision

Strengthening Abu Dhabi's position as a leading cultural centre, teamLab 
Phenomena Abu Dhabi will sit alongside Louvre Abu Dhabi, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi 
and other major landmarks comprising the Saadiyat Cultural District, adding to 
the area's creative offering by creating a bridge between history, culture and 
creativity and immersing visitors in an innovative art experience.

Visitors will be invited to open their minds and embark on a journey through 
teamLab's new concept of environmental phenomena, which offers a new 
perspective on the world around us. The featured artworks are created and 
shaped by the environment which produces the various phenomena. The adapted and 
unique architecture, conceptualised by teamLab and realised by Abu Dhabi-based 
MZ Architects, plays an important role in providing the artworks with an 
environment to evolve freely and organically, as if they were life-forms 
themselves. The experience will be unique to each visitor, changing with each 
visit, as they discover a place in which to endlessly explore and transcend the 
limits of their imagination.

Having created art that is part of the collection of global institutions such 
as the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and the Art Gallery of New 
South Wales in Sydney, amongst many others, teamLab's artists, programmers, 
engineers, CG animators, mathematicians and architects are   creating an 
original concept and unique teamlab Phenomena Abu Dhabi experience for the UAE 

HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi, said: "Curiosity and 
imagination are at the core of who we are as human beings, sparking all our 
discoveries, inventions and innovations through the millennia. Sitting at the 
intersection of art, technology, nature and high-tech fantasy, teamLab 
Phenomena Abu Dhabi will offer a world of boundless wonder and creativity to 
all who visit, encouraging the new perspectives that are so essential to a 
thriving future. Adding yet another outstanding experience to our world-leading 
cultural destination, the teamLab Phenomena experience will be unique to Abu 
Dhabi, reinforcing the emirate's position as a destination of distinction. 
Providing a journey which will trigger the senses, nurture curiosity, spark 
imagination, and awaken a thirst for knowledge, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi 
fully supports our commitment to inspire a new generation of innovators and 
creators in the emirate and beyond."

Toshiyuki Inoko, Founder of teamLab, said: "It is a great honour for us to be 
able to open teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi in the Saadiyat Cultural District of 
Abu Dhabi, a world-leading, future-focussed city. At teamLab Phenomena Abu 
Dhabi, visitors will be immersed into a world that organically changes and 
evolves through the participation and actions of the people in it, and it is 
precisely this physical experience that can expand our senses of value. The 
future is built upon the grand sum of people's creations. Curiosity drives 
people towards a deeper understanding of the world and leads to creativity. We 
believe that imagination decides the direction of this creativity. Our hope is 
for teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi to create opportunities for curiosity and 
imagination to be born.

Commenting on the philosophy behind the project, Inoko continued: "teamLab 
Phenomena Abu Dhabi is based on teamLab's new concept in which the existence of 
the artworks are created by the phenomena produced by their environment. The 
artworks in teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi do not exist independently but are 
created by the environment which produces the various phenomena. Objects like 
stones and man-made creations maintain a stable structure on their own. Unlike 
these, the existence of the artworks in teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi are 
dependent on their environment. The environment produces phenomena and 
stabilises their structure - these stabilised phenomena are what create the 
existence of the artworks.

"Environmental phenomena are released from the material substances that have 
been responsible for maintaining structures of existence. Elements like air, 
water, and light that permeate our daily lives are transformed by their 
environment into unique phenomena that become works of art. The boundaries of 
their existence are ambiguous and continuous. Even if people destroy the work, 
the work will remain in existence as long as its environment is maintained. On 
the contrary, the work will disappear if the environment is not maintained. In 
time, people's consciousness will expand from existence itself to the 
environment. A stone can continue to exist in a closed box, sealed off from the 
outside world, but life cannot sustain its existence in such a box because it 
is created by its environment. Life is a miraculous phenomenon that emerges 
from a flow in a continuous world."

To celebrate the official launch of the project, DCT Abu Dhabi has also 
announced a preview activation for visitors to experience immersive artworks 
that embody the concept of 'infinite curiosity' ahead of the opening, taking 
them on a journey of wonder and sensory exploration. This event will take place 
at Mamsha Al Saadiyat from 24 June to 17 July.

The teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi launch reaffirms Abu Dhabi's vision to enrich 
the emirate's cultural landscape and foster its Culture and Creative Industries 
(CCI), positioning the UAE capital as a centre for creativity and innovation. 
With culture a major driver of social and economic development, the emirate is 
fast becoming a globally known centre of talent and a leading producer of 
creative content. Abu Dhabi seeks to broaden artistic and cultural expression 
by providing its community and visitors with a diverse cultural programme 
curated to inspire creativity and knowledge development, creating a culturally 
active and artistically conscious city with strong links to the wider region 
and the world.

The emirate continues its support and development of cultural institutions, 
including museums such as the upcoming Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu 
Dhabi and the Natural History Museum Abu Dhabi. The emirate's performing arts, 
media and gaming sectors will also see further investment in their diverse 
array of programmes and initiatives.

The Saadiyat Cultural District is an ambitious undertaking that, will be one of 
the world's pre-eminent cultural destinations. Through its museums, cultural 
centres, and educational institutions, the District will boast one of the 
highest concentrations of cultural experience in the world. The area is already 
home to Louvre Abu Dhabi, the globally celebrated universal museum, and Manarat 
Al Saadiyat, a cultural centre that contributes to the region's vibrant arts 
scene with internationally relevant exhibitions and events, workshops and 
creative programming.

The Saadiyat Cultural District will soon also include the Zayed National 
Museum, the national museum of the UAE; Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, focusing on 
global Modern and Contemporary art; and the Abrahamic Family House, which will 
comprise three religious spaces in one complex – a mosque, a synagogue and a 
church – to inspire and nurture acceptance and peaceful coexistence among 
people of all faiths.

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SOURCE: The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi