The Obliteration Room

The Obliteration Room

This dotty domicile is an installation by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama at Australia's Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art. Hard to believe, but this Australian living room started out as a perfectly white space. Then Kusama invited kids to come in and have at it with colored dot stickers.

The Obliteration Room was first commissioned by the Queensland Art Gallery For Kids in 2002. A reworked and enlarged installation went up in November and is running through 2012. We wonder if there will be any white space left by then. We also wonder how many parents would have their kids "obliterate" a room. We have seen many homes with art walls coated in chalkboard paint and dry erase markers taken to windows, but who would hand the design reins over to their kids in the form of countless colored dots?

Check out visitor images of this fun and energetic installation on Flickr and you'll see what we mean. Learn more about Yayoi Kusama and The Obliteration Room at the Gallery Of Modern Art.

(Image: Queensland Art Gallery - Gallery of Modern Art)

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