In the Gallery

Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room

An entirely white space, furnished as a monochrome living room, is 'obliterated' with multi-coloured stickers

UNIQLO Tate Play: The Obliteration Room

Transform a completely white apartment into a sea of colourful dots in Yayoi Kusama's obliteration room

Yayoi Kusama's interactive Obliteration Room begins as a white space which visitors are invited to cover with stickers. Over the course of a few weeks the room is transformed from a blank canvas into an explosion of colour, with thousands of spots stuck over every available surface.

TateShots produced this timelapse video of The Obliteration Room covering the first few weeks of its presentation at Tate Modern. It was conceived as a project for children, and was first staged at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2002.

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