Yayoi Kusama The obliteration room

When leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was a young girl, she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings, and even her own body.

Art Exhibition previously on at Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 06 December 2014 to Sunday 19 April 2015

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Published by GAGOMA on Wednesday 19 November 2014.
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In her artwork, Kusama has used dots to cover many different surfaces and fill rooms. She calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something

Children are invited to enter the world of the artist and ‘obliterate’ an Australian domestic space by adding colourful dot stickers to the white furniture, objects and surfaces in the large-scale interactive installation The obliteration room.

Children and families can also take part in the multimedia interactive Kusama’s World of Dots 2005 – in the exhibition space or online

The obliteration room revisits the popular interactive children’s project developed by Yayoi Kusama for the Queensland Art Gallery’s fourth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2002. Its current installation coincides with the ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ exhibition.