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Yayoi Kusama's 'The Obliteration Room'

What happens when you have thousands and thousands of colored dot stickers and an absolute white room? Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama never fails to take our breaths away with her latest installation named 'The Obliteration Room'. Read more...

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Yayoi Kusama’s work spans decades and tapped on different art mediums. Her paintings, sculptures, installations, collages, and performance art share a visual style of pop art patterns, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. She is considered one of the most significant and influential artists working today.

In her latest exhibition at Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Queensland called Look Now, See Forever, She converts the gallery space into a domestic environment, putting up furniture and other display and painted them all white, functioning as a blank canvas for her concept. The idea is to have visitors collaborate and help transform the space by giving them colored dot stickers and allowing them to put them anywhere they want. Over the course of two weeks, the room bursts with color and energy. Let’s check the images:

This is another great example of a brilliant idea with wonderful execution, and Yayoi Kusama does it again. Look Now, See Forever is open until March 11, 2012 at GOMA.

For more of her work, you may visit her website at yayoi-kusama.jp.

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written by nyebe


  1. cannibalistickiwi


    Absolutely crazy, I love it! From blank to WOW~ The title 'The Obliteration Room' brings on that wonderful creation through destruction paradox, making her work not just some wild eye candy, but also a great conceptual piece. It also made for some great photos~

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  2. nylaina


    i saw her exhibition in Paris and it was absolutely amazing. the story about how she got obsessed with dots and how all of her art work just translates that is amazing. loved her work from the first minute :)
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  3. nyebe


    This reminds me of something we did years ago. We cut glow sticks open and went crazy swinging them around and empty white room with the lights out. That was pretty surreal. It was like floating in a galaxy. The Pixies' Where's my mind playing in the background.

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