The Obliteration Room at the Tate Modern

This weekend we made it to Obliteration Room at the Tate Modern and my kids loved it so much they’re still talking about it. What a cool idea! The Obliteration Room is the kid’s section of the bigger exhibition by Yayoi Kusama — the dot loving Japanese artist. It started out as a completely white room and then they allowed kids to come in and place colourful dot stickers wherever and however they chose.

It was interesting to watch my kids with their sheets of stickers. My daughter stuck all the stickers on her face, my son kept asking to put them on the ceiling, and my oldest went around creating crazy cyclops monster faces on the floor. What a fun activity (it’s on until the 18th of March)!

x Courtney

PS – Photos above are from the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art in Australia where the project started. Aren’t they so cool?!

11 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Terumi | February 20, 2012 | Reply

This is the coolest museum activity ever! Love it:)

2. Esther in Amsterdam | February 20, 2012 | Reply

SO cool! I love installation art like that, and what a wonderful experience for the kids!! Wish we could go. And what cute photos of your kids!! x

3. Lily | February 21, 2012 | Reply

Wow, this looks like such fun, my girls would love it, which tate is it at??? Also where is your daughters dress from, it’s gorgeous and so is she.

4. Courtney in London | February 21, 2012

Hi Lily,
Thanks for your nice comment! It’s at the Tate Modern on the 1st floor.
And my daughter’s dress is from Bonton (available at Elias & Grace).
xxx C

5. Max | February 21, 2012 | Reply

We’re heading there this weekend :) To the Brisbane one! The room is SO amazing now it’s all covered, we never saw it when it was white, it’s amazing!

6. Hester | February 21, 2012 | Reply

WELL WELL NOW THAT’s WHAT WE CALL A HOUSE OF DOTS!!
beautiful beautiful and what a great idea!
pity we won’t be able to go there….
maybe we’ll try something like that in Holland!
XXX Hester (House of Dots)

7. Rachel | February 21, 2012 | Reply

Such cute pics!! :)) We went over the half-term too – it was absolutely amazing!! Did you go upstairs to the actual exhibition too? It was the first exhibition where all three of my daughters gasped at each room we walked in to and were completely entranced – they all walked out saying “WOW”! In the past when we’ve ‘attempted’ to take them to exhibitions (especially the 3 year old!) they have been more interested in visiting the shop but this really captured their imaginations!

8. Babes about Town | February 21, 2012 | Reply

I can’t wait to check out this exhibition and the room – I imagine the boys will go nuts in there. Fab photos.

9. Lily | February 21, 2012 | Reply

Elias and Grace, we go there a lot and have bought a lot of items for DD this winter, surprised i haven’t seen it in the shop. Now all the kids summer ranges have been released do you think babychino or you could do like a capsule wardrobe for kids like one for boys and one for girls. Like a post showing the clothes to buy.

10. Courtney in London | February 21, 2012

I think the dress Ivy’s wearing was from the Winter collection, so it probably won’t be in store any longer. But Bonton always does dresses in that same shape, so keep an eye out.
And I love the idea of a capsule collection for boys and girls. It’s a tough one though -there’s lots of great things out there. But I’ll give it a go and see if I can come up with something worth sharing. Thanks for the idea.
xxx

11. Stacy | February 23, 2012 | Reply

Paris- London eurostar? Looks like it might just be worth a trip! Oh what a false joy: I just realized the dates won’t work because we heading state side in a week and will return too late.

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