Written by: Gabriel Castillo | Published on: July 22, 2021 at 4:00 PM PHT (GMT+8)
TeamLab’s art museums are popular destinations scattered around Japan for locals and tourists; especially for those seeking a perfectly Instagrammable aesthetic. The original Mori Building Digital Art Museum: Epson teamLab Borderless caught the world’s attention thanks to the gorgeous and mind-boggling exhibit in 2018. Now, the Guinness World Records has recognized Borderless as the world’s Most Visited Museum featuring art by a single group/person. From January 1st to December 31st of 2019, a total of 2,198,284 people flocked to the museum. TeamLab narrowly beat other incredibly popular museums such as the Van Gogh Museum in the Netherlands, which had 2,134,778 visitors, the Picasso Museum in Spain, with 1,072,887 visitors, and the Dali Theatre-Museum in Spain, which had 819,542 visitors.
After receiving a world record, a representative from teamLab commented “TeamLab has been creating new art using digital technology since 2001, and our work is based on the concept of collaborative creation. It’s an honor to be recognized by the prestigious 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.” Check out the museum’s short video below to see what it's like.
Located in Odaiba, Tokyo, Borderless is a map-less museum showcasing boundary-free art from teamLab. The art moves out of each room, communicates with and influences other works, and has no boundaries. Experience a world that is continuously connected by art without boundaries, explore the complex three-dimensional 10,00 square meter world inside, and create and discover a new world with others.
The museum is still open to visitors nowadays but there are safety measures in place to combat against COVID-19 transmission. Be sure to check out their website to learn the latest about schedules, ticket availability, and health protocols.