Yayoi Kusama: Obliteration Room at the Seattle Art Museum

Icon. Rebel. Visionary.

Yayoi Kusama is one of Japan’s most important contemporary artists. June 30 – September 10 “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” was on view at SAM and over 130,000 visitors attended and placed their dots in “The Obliteration Room.” Watch as the room transforms over the course of the exhibition!

Kusama created The Obliteration Room in 2002. The artist provides a white domestic interior of sofas, tables, chairs, and everyday objects and visitors are invited to complete the work. Kusama’s concept of obliteration finds new expression as the pristine white room is gradually covered in an accumulation of brightly colored dots.
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