Yayoi Kusama’s “The Obliteration Room”

Yayoi Kusama’s “The Obliteration Room”

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“Visitors leave their traces on the space. Their experience of the exhibit becomes manifest in the exhibit. And through the innocent randomness of children’s choices, a pleasurable kind of order emerges. The impulses to cover and to cluster — to cover and conquer a new white space or to cluster around a social crowd of others — make the distribution playful and human.” – via

Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

Yayoi Kusama : Look Now, See Forever

19 November 2011 to 11 March 2012

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An interactive installation by Yayoi Kusama that is sure to bring a smile to your face is currently on exhibit at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art. Titled “The Obliteration Room”, the project started out a whitewashed home interior as a blank canvas for children visiting the museum to cover with colorful dots. It’s a an exercise in participatory art, in layering and builup.

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