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Brief Published: 5 Jan 2012

Kusama’s Playful Obliteration Room


Like a blank canvas, but on a much larger scale, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s domestic room installation at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia, has been painted white to foster a colourful collaboration with its young visitors.

Conceptual artist Kusama, who is known for her colour and love of polka dots, invited children to make their mark on the installation with thousands of dot stickers of varying sizes in rainbow colours. Over the course of two weeks in December 2011, the pristine white room took on a transient personality as overlapping dots blotted out the blank space.

A great example of playful and immersive environments, Kusama’s Obliteration Room forms part of the Look Now, See Forever exhibition, which runs until March 11 2012.

Look Now, See Forever

Art & Design