Above: The exhibition pictured, called “Universe of Water Particles On A Rock Where People Gather,” is currently being staged at TeamLab’s Tokyo gallery. Photo: TeamLab
TeamLab, an innovative Japanese digital arts group known for its immersive LED installations, is taking a 55,000-square-foot exhibition space at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The Tokyo-based collective has inked an 11-year lease for a gallery on the ground floor and mezzanine at 51 34th Street, otherwise known as Industry City Building 7, a spokeswoman for the landlords told Commercial Observer. The group will also have control over the courtyard between the two buildings, according to a memorandum of lease on file with the city. Asking rents at Industry City range from $15 to $40 a square foot, and there were no brokers involved in the transaction.
Pace Gallery is partnering with teamLab on the space after exhibiting the group’s work in several locations around the world over the past four years, including Pace’s Chelsea gallery. TeamLab has established a reputation for interactive installations that involve light, sound, video and virtual reality environments, and it employs a large group of artists, programmers, engineers, animators, mathematicians and architects to assemble its exhibits. This will be its first permanent exhibition space in the U.S., joining its galleries in Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai.
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