Journey through key moments in Yayoi Kusama’s artistic career

‘Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ is a wonderful journey through key moments in Kusama’s vast artistic career over seven decades. Now in her late 80s, Kusama is one of the most recognisable artists working today. SIGN UP NOW: Subscribe to QAGOMA Blog for the latest announcements, acquisition highlights, behind-the-scenes features, and…

We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989

‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ includes works by Yayoi Kusama, Lee Ufan, Daido Moriyama and others. This is an insight into the Heisei period and the works it inspired. Running until September 2015, ‘We can make another future: Japanese art after 1989’ surveys the Gallery’s collection of Japanese contemporary art. The…

Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room

Renowned Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama’s The obliteration room 2002–present is an interactive work initially developed by Kusama in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery as a children’s project for ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ in 2022. The obliteration room consists of a domestic environment recreated in the gallery space, complete with locally sourced furniture…

Dots obliterate the internet!

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind since worldwide interest in Yayoi Kusama’s interactive project The obliteration room was sparked by a single post on Colossal, leading to appearances on Boing Boing, Creative Review, Huffington Post and Wired. (There’s way more obliteration and inspiration in our online catalogue, by the way internauts!) Our press team…

Yayoi Kusama, Japan b.1929 / The obliteration room 2002 to present

Before the first dot. Yayoi Kusama’s obliteration room

The installation of Yayoi Kusama’s popular interactive children’s project has taken the work to a new scale, filling our Children’s Art Centre at GOMA. This space has been transformed into a series of domestic—style rooms, reminiscent of the average Australian home, filled with furniture and objects painted entirely white. This functions as a blank canvas that…