The Obliteration Room

No, you’re not seeing spots before your eyes, just the latest art installation by the eccentric, polka-dot obsessed artist Yayoi Kusama. With the help of hundreds of children, the Japanese artist transformed a completely white room (including furniture) into her latest dot crazed masterpiece.

Over a two week period children who visited The Obliteration Room at The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia were given thousands of brightly colored stickers to place throughout the room at their own discretion. Transforming the space into a vibrant explosion of color and pattern. The installation literally comes to life with the first few placements of dots and grows as more children leave their mark on the room. There’s something so pure how a child’s mind thinks compared to an adults. Kids aren’t afraid to color outside the lines and that’s a large part of what makes The Obliteration Room such an incredible project.

A Self Portrait of “The Queen of Polka Dots” Yayoi Kusama

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever

November 19, 2011 through March 11 2012


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