Tuesday, 6 January 2015


People in Brisbane, especially with children on school holidays, if you have not done so already I very much recommend a trip to GOMA to see The Obliteration room by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

This is not the first time this exhibition has been here. The obliteration room revisits the popular interactive children’s project developed by Kusama for the Queensland Art Gallery’s fourth Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art in 2002. And was shown again in 2011-2012.

QAG website describes the exhibition as following:
When leading contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama was a young girl, she started seeing the world through a screen of tiny dots. They covered everything she saw – the walls, ceilings, and even her own body. In her artwork, Kusama has used dots to cover many different surfaces and fill rooms. She calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something.
Children are invited to enter the world of the artist and ‘obliterate’ an Australian domestic space by adding colourful dot stickers to the white furniture, objects and surfaces in the large-scale interactive installation The obliteration room.

Jarvis describes the exhibition as: Weird art. I like. Stickers, and colours, alllll over the place.

The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art is an art museum located in the South Bank precinct of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The gallery is part of the Queensland Cultural Centre. Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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