Visit This Insta-Worthy Exhibition By Tokyo’s Famous teamLab At Gardens By The Bay


Atiqah Mokhtar •  Nov 14, 2019

If you've visited Tokyo, you may have heard of teamLab Borderless, the digital art museum like no other. Featuring stunning exhibits that will immerse you in colours and one-of-a-kind digital attractions, it's become a popular place to visit when you're in Tokyo, with many people utterly smitten by the creativity displayed.

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The team behind this amazing museum, teamLab, often does temporary exhibitions not just in Japan but in various parts of the world, including Singapore! And in honour of the Singapore Bicentennial, teamLab will be hosting a special exhibition at the beautiful Gardens By the Bay ?

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Titled #futuretogether, the exhibition will be held from 16 January to 31 March 2020. The exhibition has an indoor portion and an outdoor portion. The indoor portion is free for Singaporean Residents (including Permanent Residents and Employment Pass, Work Permit, Dependent Pass holders) while visitors will have to pay SGD10. The outdoor artworks, however, are free of charge for everyone to enjoy! In addition, visitors can see the outdoor artworks from as early as 15 December 2019. To note, details of ticket sales have not been announced yet - do check the Gardens By The Bay website to stay updated!).

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Some of the key exhibitions include the Autonomous Resonating Life on the Water and Resonating Trees - Dragonfly Lake. The exhibition features colourful ovoids of light on the surface of the Dragonfly Lake. The ovoids shine and fade slowly as if breathing.  You can even touch them and the ovoid will change colour and emit sound!

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Flowers and People - Giant Lattice Mass, another outdoor exhibition will also bound to astound you. Featuring a giant latticed mass (measuring 15m high!), it displays computer-rendered artwork of seasonal flowers (with every display unique in real-time!). When you come close to the exhibit, the flowers will bloom more abundantly ?

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Animals of Flowers, Symbiotic Lives will call for multiple Instagram shots, it's just so beautiful! Featuring digital displays of wild animals covered with blooming flowers, it'll be an incredible sight. But it also has a much deeper meaning, symbolising the cycle of life and death. Also, when you touch the animals, the flower petals scatter, symbolising that too much human interference with animals may be detrimental to their lives.

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For another cool look at teamLab's awesome tech-driven art, you have to visit the Message Pillar - The Singapore Bicentennial. Here, visitors are invited to look at Message Pillar using the Message Pillar app on their smartphones, which will allow you to see words swirling around the pillar on your screen. You can even use the app to add on your own message that will float together with the other previously-posted messages!

The exhibitions mentioned above are just some of the amazing things you'll be able to see at #futuretogether. As with teamLab's famous museums or its many spectacular past exhibitions, it promises to be an inspiring and beautiful experience that you can't miss out on!

Date: Jan 16 - Mar 31, 2020 (Outdoor Artworks are on view from 15 Dec 2019, Free of Charge)

Admission fees (please go to the Gardens By The Bay website for further details on ticket sales):

- Indoor Artworks: Singapore Residents - free; Standard Rate - SGD10 (There is an additional charge for “Flowers Bloom in an Infinite Universe inside a Teacup” in En Tea House. Singapore residents - SGD 3, Standard Rate - SGD7)

- Outdoor Artworks: Free of charge

Operating hours: Indoor Artworks; 9AM - 9PM (Last Entry 8.30PM); Outdoor Artworks 7PM - 12AM

Address: Gardens by the Bay’s Bayfront Plaza, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore