Yayoi Kusama - Flower room
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most famous living artists in the world. Yayoi has said that she always wanted to be an artist.
Today she lives in a hospital in Tokyo and visits her art studio every day. For more than sixty years, Yayoi has covered the surfaces of her artworks with lots of tiny dots.
This began when she was a little girl and saw red flowers from a tablecloth expand to cover every surface in the room. For most of her life, Yayoi has experienced visions of seeing the world through a screen of dots. She calls this process ‘obliteration’, which means the complete destruction of every trace of something.
Yayoi Kusama invites you to take a single red flower and find a special spot in the house to help obliterate all the surfaces in this room with flowers.
NGV International - Melbourne
UNTIL 15 APR
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General entry is free
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