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Junya Ishigama on the cover of the October 2019 issue of Azure Magazine. The Innovators Issue.
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When the exhibition opened last November, the spacious domestic environment was painted entirely white. Within days, kids were covering every available surface with dot stickers. Called the Obliteration Room, the interior quickly evolved into a stunning and wildly abstract composition, showing off Kusama’s ongoing obsession with creating infinite spaces through repeated patterns.

“I am just another dot in the world,” is one of Kusama’s better-known answers to the meaning behind her ongoing dot making, an obsession that began in New York in the 1960s alongside Andy Warhol, Claus Oldenburg and other major pop artists of the time.

Even then, Kusama was popular for saturating objects, gallery walls, and entire rooms in her trademark patterns. Her more recent installations have included mirrored walls that reflect dots into infinite worlds of colour and space.

Obliteration Room is the first interactive project by the artist that includes visitor participation as part of its realization. The museum will continue to upload images of the evolving space until the exhibition closes in March.

Obliteration Room is part of the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Look Now, See Forever, on view at the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, until March 11, 2012.

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