Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The Obliteration Room

Yayoi Kusama, a Japanese contemporary artist, was born in 1929 and is obsessed with Polka dots.
This popular, well loved artist, set up an Installation recently at the Auckland Art Gallery and my daughter and I went along to have a look.

Beginning as a stark white interior, the space is transformed into a bright, happy and colourful place.
Each visitor to the Exhibition is given a page of brightly, coloured stickers of various sizes and then placing the stickers everywhere to cover up all the white background, to a plethora of rainbow coloured dots.

This was a fun place to visit, especially for children to experience and engage with the Artwork.

Bright, cheerful and eccentric, Yayoi is believed to have influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol, collaborated with Louis Vuitton in 2012 and being named one of the worlds 100 most influential people in Time Magazine.
 Have you been lucky enough to visit any of her Exhibitions?

 If everyone would look for that uniqueness
then we would have a very colourful world
 ~ Michael Schenker

Enjoy your week


  1. WOW, this really is a funny place, dearest Carolyn! Makes me feel good :O)
    Wishing you a wonderful week, sending much Love and hugs, my dear friend,
    Claudia xo

  2. I am suprised that I have never heard of Yayoi Kusama before or seen her work. Thank you for the introduction.
    For an 89 year old she is inspirational, and also extremely colourful.

  3. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you for bringing Yayoi Kusama to our attention. that was a wonderful project.
    Big hug

  4. This is just beatiful! I kind of understand such obsession:)

  5. Wow, Carolyn, so special, and fun- but have to say, I would get flicker in front of my eyes, visiting there , lol- did you feel well when leaving :-) I`m not being harsh only think , there can be too much, also of good things , LOL.
    Hugs to you, dear

  6. What a lovely post....never steen this ...wowww spectaculair !!!....love Ria x 💋❤️

  7. I had not heard of Yayoi Kusama ... until reading and seeing this blog post!

    Everything is just so colourful.
    Thanks for your lovely photographs.

    All the best Jan

  8. Wow, what a colorful room. Have never heard of this Japanese artist.....but I like her red hair! A fun place for you and your daughter to visit, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  9. What a fun and colourful room! Thanks for sharing with us the japanese artist

  10. I have to admit that I hadn't heard of this artist before. I like the idea that the visitors get involved. It sounds like fun l but guess I would feel a bit overwhelmed in such a room. I enjoyed reading about this project though. Thank you, dear Carolyn for sharing!

  11. Love that room! Happiness :)
    Have a lovely weekend now...

  12. That installation looks like so much fun!

  13. Whoa! That's wild! I went to an ice cream parlor last year that had a very small room off to the side. You could take mini post-it notes, write something on it, and place it anywhere in the room, just like with the polka dot stickers. Of course, being post-its and not stickers, the effect was not quite the same and post its kept falling onto the floor and onto the backs of people's clothes. Looks like it was a super fun exhibition!


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