Immersive Installation Takes Over a Japanese Botanical Garden Turning It Into a Surreal Dreamscape

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Art collective group teamLab is known for transforming natural settings through unexpected and noninvasive means. After finishing their exhibition at Kairakuen Gardens in Okiyama, teamLab is setting up a new dreamscape in the Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka, which is set to debut this summer, 2022.

Unlike some of their previous installations which are removed after a certain date, teamLab's surreal experience will become a permanent fixture of the Nagai gardens, as part of the park's renewal project. Once it is open, this outdoor exhibition will come alive every night with spectacular light shows put on by egg-like orbs scattered across the terrain, illuminating orbs floating on the water, and other captivating displays. As always, these incandescent fixtures are intended to highlight the beauty of the flora in hopes that visitors will take the time to appreciate the environment.

TeamLab's mission is to explore “the long continuity of time and continue to accumulate meaning in this place today.” Their exhibition works with the setting as a way to emphasize the grandeur that is already there. Its illumination also allows guests to behold nature in a new and interesting way.

The exhibition will open in summer 2022. To receive updates on the exact opening date, you can check out teamLab's website and Instagram.

Interdisciplinary artist group teamLab is unveiling a new exhibition at the Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka.

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka
Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Installation at Nagai Botanical Gardens in Osaka

teamLab, Exhibition view of teamLab Botanical Garden Osaka, 2022, Nagai
Botanical Garden, Osaka © teamLab, Courtesy Pace Gallery

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
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