Yayoi Kusama’s “The Obliteration Room”

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.

“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