Yayoi Kusama: Obliteration Room
A glimpse of one of the artworks at Yayoi Kusama’s major retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern.
Obliteration Room began as an entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, which people were then invited to “obliterate” with multi-coloured stickers. This timelapse video follows the transformation in the weeks that followed. The artist staged a playful, interactive happening, in which any visitor could take part.
The nine decades of Yayoi Kusama’s life have taken her from rural Japan to the New York art scene to contemporary Tokyo, in a career in which she has continuously innovated and re-invented her style.