Nowhere is scheduled to open in early 2024 with a permanent exhibition by art collective teamLab.
Nowhere is a new 3,000 m² digital art space located
in the visionary
Wonderwoods development, next to Utrecht Central Station. teamLab will transform
Nowhere into an awe-inspiring, ever-changing, and immersive art world.
Nowhere will transcend any notions of a traditional museum or gallery, as it hosts a new type of multisensory and interactive digital art exhibition that actively encourages participation with the public. Nowhere is dedicated to showcasing works by the world’s leading artists, such as teamLab, who are experimenting with digital technology and new forms of creative expression. At teamLab’s new permanent interactive exhibition, visitors will get lost in the monumental 3,000-m2 space that is purpose-built with state-of-the-art technologies by Nowhere.
Nowhere is honoured that its exhibition will be dedicated to the world-renowned art collective teamLab. Their immersive installations are an awe-inspiring sensory explosion that blur the boundaries between art, science, technology, and the natural world. teamLab Borderless, a museum in Tokyo solely dedicated to art by teamLab, attracted 2.3 million visitors last year, setting a record for the number of visitors at a single-artist museum in its inaugural year.
teamLab explains:“We are very excited to have the opportunity to bring this permanent exhibition to Nowhere. teamLab aims to explore the relationship between the self and the world and new perceptions through art. In order to understand the world around them, people separate it into independent entities with perceived boundaries between them. teamLab seeks to transcend these boundaries in our perception of the world, of the relationship between the self and the world, and of the continuity of time.
“Through the enjoyment of art, we believe that the notion of ‘beautiful’ expands and spreads, which in turn changes people’s perceptions of the world. Everything exists in a fragile yet miraculous continuity over an extremely long period of time. teamLab’s exhibition at Nowhere aims to create an experience through which visitors recognize this continuity itself as beautiful, thereby changing or increasing the ways in which humans perceive the world.
“We hope that the Dutch public and international visitors are as excited as we are to experience this new and massive exhibition.” Nowhere is an initial concept developed by Martijn Sanders and Jeroen van Mastrigt during the tender Healthy Urban Quarter by the Municipality of Utrecht. Jeroen van Mastrigt, Founder and Director of Nowhere explains: “The Netherlands is a country with a high digital awareness, and thus makes it the perfect base for digital art collectives and exhibitions. Nowhere will make the future accessible, engaging and fun to a broad audience – and promises to be an invaluable addition to the Dutch museum and attraction sector. The fact that we have signed teamLab underlines this ambition.
The name, Nowhere, conveys the space between the digital and the physical world. A place with no fixed perspective. A space to fill in.”