A couple of years ago, a woman named Yayoi Kusama created an interactive art installation unlike any other. This Japanese artist is one of those people, who prove that art is transcendent. Her works of mostly pop art (and obsession with dots!), avant-garde works, and various installations all over the world show that this freedom in expression can move people and make us think. Even in her 80s, she still does great things! So inspiring.
Anyway, back to the installation I was talking about… Back in late 2011 until the first quarter of 2012, Yayoi Kusama had the Obliteration Room on display at the Children’s Art Centre in the Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery, Australia. There were all-white domestic-style rooms that looked like typical family homes. The cool thing about this is that while they were all white, they would then be “obliterated” by colorful sticker dots.
I wish she’ll make another similar one here in the States. It’s sure to bring out the child in all of us, seeing kids have fun covering the bare white items in multitudes of colors. Take a look at these pictures and see for yourself!
Here are pictures of the room before any dot has been placed:
Then watch as the colored dots slowly build up and “obliterate” the room so to speak:
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