Go Dotty this Summer – Yayoi Kusama: The Obliteration Room

The well-known Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama is bringing a dotty playground for kids and families this Summer. The Obliteration Room is an interactive room, inviting families to become part of a creative artwork. The experience is part of UNIQLO Tate Play, Tate Modern’s free programme of playful art-inspired Summer activities.


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Go Dotty

Yayoi Kusama - The Obliteration Room in Tate Modern

Photo: Urban Adventurer



Visitors are invited to transform a completely white apartment into a riot of colours by using bright coloured round stickers.

Each visitor is handed a sticker sheet with different sized colourful dots and encouraged to place those stickers everywhere they like within the apartment.

The apartment has four different rooms, including a living room, a kitchen, a bedroom, and playroom; all furnished with white furniture. Visitors are free to place their stickers anywhere they like, such as on the floor, on the furniture, on the artificial plants, and on any everyday object within the rooms.


Yayoi Kusama

The Obliteration Room by Yayoi Kusama - Tate Modern

Photo: Urban Adventurer


Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese contemporary artist, best known for her infinity room installations (currently available to visit in Tate Modern), and her polka dotted artworks, and fashion designs.

Kusama has been acknowledged to be one of the most important living artists in the world. She is undoubtedly a very important figure in both minimalism and pop art.

Practical Info



Turbine Hall – Tate Modern

Bankside, London SE1 9TG

A 3-min walk from the Millennium Bridge, London


The experience is FREE

NO BOOKING required

Opening Times

23 July – 29 August 2022

Open daily at 10:00 – 18:00 | Last entry 17:30



Ready for your next adventure? Visit a monumental origami installation for free at NOW Gallery. ‘Maiden Voyage’ by JeeYoung Lee is a mind-blowing installation of monumental origami creations and 400 hand-made Gingko leaves.