Thursday, 1 March 2012

The Art of Living - Yayoi Kusama

We are lucky enough to live and enjoy London and for those of you who are close enough to the Tate Modern here in London we highly recommend Yayoi Kusama's exhibition.

We have gone dotty for Kusama's exhibition. Using a variety of media including painting, sculpture, film, and drawing. The exhibition takes in the largest showcase of her work ever seen in the UK and its a must for both fans and those new to Kusama's art.

Sophia was fascinated by the installations and with 14 rooms to explore, map in hand, we absorbed and marveled each piece.

I left the 'obliteration room' as a surprise and wow what a surprise it was! An interactive room designed for children it was wonderful to be able to go crazy creative. Given a sheet of spotty stickers that can be placed anywhere in the room.

picture  Mark Sherwood/Natasha Harth/Rex Features

The obliteration room began as a blank canvas. Furnished as a monochrome sitting room. Everything in the room began as white. The room has since transformed itself into an explosion of colour. With children and families leaving their spots on every surface, Yayoi Kusama's philosphy of 'self obliteration' can be experienced and the fascination with dots enjoyed by everyone.

Visit the Tate's website here for opening times. Tickets to Yayoi Kusma exhibition costs £10 per adult. Children under 12 go free. The Obliteration room is free to all.

We're going back again this weekend!

This is part of 'The Art of Living' collection. We also have other stories and features including our 'Monday Makery', 'I Spy' and our weekly 'Wedesday Woo'.
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1 comment:

  1. We went to see the exhibition on Sunday and we were absolutely blown away! It was fantastic, and I'm green with envy that you get to go again!! I'm hoping that I'll be able to see it again too.