Head to Japan to see the most advanced museum in the world

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Yes. This place is real.

Move over Disneyland. Japan’s making magic in real life.

For a long time we’ve focused on Japan’s whimsical tales of Studio Ghibli, crazy vending machines, and school girl scandals. But there’s a new attraction in Tokyo and it’s yanking on the spotlight with both hands.

Here’s the kicker… it’s an art museum.

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“Artworks Move Around The Room Freely”

When you first read the video subtitle “Artworks move around the room freely” it sounds like a bad translation. But nope. The art in this museum really does drift along the walls with a mind of its own, playfully interacting with visitors motions and footsteps. Check it out.

“teamLab Borderless is a group of artworks that form one borderless world. Artworks move out of rooms, communicate with other works, influence, and sometimes intermingle with each other with no boundaries.”

All the art in teamLab’s Borderless museum is made using complex light projections and Augmented Reality (AR) technology. Its an interactive experience of a virtual world in a real-world setting.

Just let that sink in for a second. The people at Borderless are actually building the virtual world into the real one. This is where the lines between art and reality begin to blur.

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Art that’s seamlessly more interactive

The museum contains almost 50 artworks that “form connections and relationships with people, communicate with other works, influence and sometimes intermingle with each other, and have the same concept of time as the human body.”

Exhibits are in dark rooms with pitch black walls and the occasional mirror. Black shapes jut from walls or forming mini hills and forests to create a landscape that you can interact with. Check it out.

They’ve also built an underwater forest that you can walk through. It’s titled “Sea in the Memory of Topography.”

Okay, one more. Watch as 16 lightrays intermingle to create the artwork, “Crows are Chased and the Chasing Crows are Destined to be Chased as well, Life on Collision — 1 Crow where 16 Light Rays Cross”

Revolutionizing school and learning through art

Welcome to the Athletics Forest. It’s designed for children to have fun and learn to think in three dimensions rather than two. Pus there’s a giant marshmallow-type trampoline that beckons event the most shy kids to step out of their shell.

But the true value of the Athletics Forest goes beyond a fun educational art experience for kiddos. Here’s the higher concept.

“Knowledge entails using the brain whilst keeping the body stationary, and limiting the amount of information. If the problem is “1+1=?” the amount of information is several bytes.

What we call “knowledge” that is taught in school, discards the body, it is acquired through language and mathematics, and in terms of information volume the amount is extremely small. However, if we take a quick look around ourselves, it is clear that the world is comprised of an immense amount of information.”

They’re working on teaching kids how to actively think in higher dimensions rather than flat planes. That means in the future, we solve problems using an entirely new set of skills. Head to their webpage on higher dimensional thinking if you want to know more.


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Seeping into reality

The whole concept behind teamLab’s Borderless museum is to make art in which you can lose yourself. Art that you can unify with. Art that “transcends the boundary between people and world”.

Consuming food and drink is one of our most basic functions as humans. So when you have a virtual flower literally blooming in a cup of matcha tea (tea ceremony is one of Japan’s most ancient and revered activities), you can’t help but be impressed.

Sure, it’s a bit of a gimmick at the moment… but give these artists 2 or 3 years, and who knows what they could achieve.

One things for sure, the creators are looking toward the future

While excited adults will flock towards this art museum as Japan’s next ‘big’ thing, it’s clear that it’s not for us.

It’s for the future.

The athletic forest alone show that teamLab is dedicated to inspiring and teaching children in new ways. And as Greta Thunberg has recently shown the world, the kids of the future will need all the inspiration and help they can get to tackle problems that are currently unsolvable.

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I Bet MoMA Wishes They Had This Gallery Space

I Bet MoMA Wishes They Had This Gallery Space

New York’s MoMA, or Museum of Modern Art, recently reopened after a $450 million renovation. Since then, art writers and critics have used at least $4.5 million worth of ink to share their thoughts. In essence, there are two schools of thought — those who thought the smaller, more intimate MoMA was better, and those who celebrate the added room to display the museum’s impressive (and growing) permanent collection.

At D Emptyspace, we’re not taking sides because we have no problem housing our expanding collection of artwork (being a virtual gallery app and all). If you’re unfamiliar with us, the D Emptyspace app*, you can use it to quickly create virtual galleries using your artwork without the limits of physical space.

So, in celebration of modern art and being free from physical bounds, here are some of the most striking art galleries that artists have curated on D Emptyspace so far.

*on iPhone only, Android on the way!

@fifteensixteen: Acrylic Pour/Resin Finish

“The first 4 are acrylic pours with a resin finish. The last is alcohol ink on Yupo paper I’m just getting into……more to come.”

See Acrylic Pour/Resin Finish on D Emptyspace

@ sheneeses_pieces: Sheneese’s Pieces

“My work explores the relationship between both order and chaos, both fiction and nonfiction all while holding to a sense of pure freedom of expression. Exploring many different and unlimited possibilities of creating art without the rules of boundaries other than the physical boundaries of the canvas.”

See Sheneese’s Pieces on D Emptyspace

@tommyanthonyknudson: UNTITLED

“I have different forms that I pursue when I start to create. Thinking out the box is a simple way to put it.”

See UNTITLED on D Emptyspace

@rachida_art: Mash Up 2

A unique mash up of digital, acrylic and oil paintings

See Mash Up 2 Gallery on D Emptyspace

@varoujanart: Observations

A new series of encaustic paintings completed between January and August of 2019. Varouján Hovakimyan is a visual artist living and creating in Los Angeles, California, USA.

See Observations on D Emptyspace

@riccioart: UNTITLED

“The acrylic added by a resin finish gives his work a stunning visual effect. A deep essence and a hypnotic effect that awaken the mystery emanates from his paintings. Riccio allows you to enter the fantastic world of contemporary, futuristic, impressionist and figurative art.” — Source

See UNTITLED on D Emptyspace
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How to Create a Gorgeous Virtual Gallery on your iPhone

A Quickstart Guide to D Emptyspace

How great would it be to own an art gallery where you can showcase your work on your own terms, anytime you want? It may sound like a dream, but with D Emptyspace, it can be your reality.

The D Emptyspace app replicates the feeling of browsing a real gallery. You can Sequence your art and display it alongside a narrative that explains your inspiration and intention.

It all starts with a few taps. Here’s how to get started.

1. Download our app

OK, maybe this one goes without saying, but here’s the download link so you’ve got it handy.

Right now the app is available for iPhone, but soon we’ll release versions for iPad, Android and the web.

2. Begin the experience

Open the app and flip your device sideways to start a truly unique exhibition experience. D Emptyspace is optimized to load instantly so you can become fully immersed.

3. Showcase your work

D Emptyspace Gallery Panoramic Views by Kurt Caddy (Click to visit this gallery directly.)

Your account gives you access to three galleries. Simply choose a template, click on an empty wall, and start uploading! You can arrange and juxtapose your photos in a variety of ways depending on the narrative you want to convey. Curate your gallery to your liking by choosing your best artwork, just like you would a portfolio. Be creative and have fun with it. The opportunities are endless!

4. Be descriptive

HAHAHA by Cande Aguilar on D Emptyspace. (Click to visit the gallery directly.)

Help people understand the story behind your work by adding a title and description for each of your galleries and pictures. Detail your artwork, where the picture was taken, what medium you worked with, or even which camera you used, just like you would in an actual gallery description.

5. Create a compelling profile

Start by creating your artist profile with a bio and photo. Introduce yourself and your work. Let us know what you love, which mediums you prefer to work with, or what inspires you to create.

6. Connect with other artists

Once your galleries are up and running, journey through the art space to meet like-minded artists!

Tap the Shuffle button to instantly visit a random artist’s page.

Tap the Search button to see featured galleries that we have curated to help you discover inspiring new works.

Pro Tip: Tap on an artist’s profile to see who they follow and who follows them. This is a quick way to expand your network of fellow artists!

7. Get inspired

Navigate artists’ galleries by sliding your finger across the screen. You can tap a wall and individual photos to zoom in and read descriptions. Get inspiration from the outstanding work they’ve produced. It’s just like browsing a real gallery.

8. Spread the love

D Emptyspace Gallery Panoramic Views by Kurt Caddy (Click to visit this gallery directly.)

If you like what you see, give it a like or write a comment. As you know, feedback is most certainly appreciated in the art community!

Now that you know the basics, start unleashing your creativity!

We encourage artists of all walks of life to display their work, so they too, have the opportunity to be visible in a space that is far too often reliant on power and connections. At the same time, this means you’ll meet a network of creatives who, just like you, share a passion for the arts.

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Android version coming soon!

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