Art collective teamLab is slated to hold an immense inaugural exhibition at the TANK Shanghai museum this weekend which turns the massive former oil tank into an interactive, ever-changing installation. TANK Shanghai is a long-awaited museum project from Chinese collector Qiao Zhibing, which are five disused oil tanks that formerly stored fuel for the nearby Hongqiao International airport. Doors will finally open to the public on March 23.
Artnet News points out that in addition to teamlab’s Universe of Water Particles in the Tank exhibition, the grand opening will also feature two other exhibitions, a group show titled Under Construction, featuring works by Chinese artists such as Zeng Fanzhi, Yang Fudong, and Ding Yi. Meanwhile, the third exhibition is dubbed, Sometimes you wonder, in an interconnected universe, who is dreaming who?, by Adrian Villar Rojas.
teamlab’s installation is notably the highlight exhibit as it consists of a series of digital, interactive and interacting artworks that blur the boundaries between people and art. More specifically, the exhibit mimics an enormous waterfall that appears to cascade down the interior of the tank, while other works will depict blooming seasonal flowers and a projection of waves that are connected to form a single body of water.
The immersive installation can be viewed at TANK Shanghai beginning March 23 until August 24, 2019. You can preview Universe of Water Particles in the Tank now in the video above and by visiting teamlab’s website.
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