“Get Happy” Reblog of a Cheerful Installation
I love this blog post from www.thisiscolossal.com and had to share it this morning with you:
This December, in a surprisingly simple yet ridiculously amazing installation for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, artist Yayoi Kusama constructed a large domestic environment, painting every wall, chair, table, piano, and household decoration a brilliant white, effectively serving as a giant white canvas. Over the course of two weeks, the museum’s smallest visitors were given thousands upon thousands of colored dot stickers and were invited to collaborate in the transformation of the space, turning the house into a vibrantly mottled explosion of color. How great is this? Given the opportunity my son could probably cover the entire piano alone in about fifteen minutes. The installation, entitled The Obliteration Room, is part of Kusama’s Look Now, See Forever exhibition that runs through March 12.
If you liked this you’ll also enjoy Roman Ondak’s Room of Heights and Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s helium-filled kinetic drawing sculpture.
The first four images courtesy Queensland Art Gallery and photographer Mark Sherwood. Additional images from Stuart Addelsee and heybubbles.
what a great story!!
Reminds me of when my daughter and her husband were remodeling. They hosted a Halloween party for friends with children invited. The children were given markers and allowed to draw all over the walls, which were scheduled to be torn down for the remodeling. Kids+markers+walls=FUN. The guest parents went to great lengths to instruct their children they were not to do this when they went home. But it was the best Halloween activity the children did that evening!!
I found so much here to fill me with wonder today. I can’t wait to share it with my grandchildren and daughter… I’m sure we’ll come up with some playful experiment with our art supplies having these fanciful installations to inspire us!
Love your blog, great scope and selection. Thanks for visiting mine.
I was going to blog about this too! It is such a great idea and a good way of getting people involved in art.
Thanks Collie!!! Hope you are well. B
This installation brought a huge smile and a laugh out loud on a dreary Sunday morning. Since beginning to collect contemporary art I have proven to myself art is the best medicine on the market. Thank you for posting for everyone to benefit from the spirit of the work.
fabulous. there’s no other word for it.
thank you for sharing this!