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Exploring the Obliteration Room with kids

The Obliteration Room Tate Modern

My son just loves art and has been taking art lessons for a few years now. We love to take him out to art galleries and museums wherever we can and there’s always something to see and do in London. A few years ago we went to Yayoi Kasuma’s Infinity Mirrored Room which was an amazing experience. So when I heard about Obliteration Room at Tate Modern I knew we had to go.

Exploring the Obliteration Room with kids

Tate Modern is currently showing two of Yayoi Kasuma’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. General tickets have been sold out for months so we were glad we saw them in a smaller venue a few years ago.

However, you can just turn up and visit Yayoi Kasuma’s Obliteration Room at Tate Modern for free! The Obliteration Room is an entirely white space in the Turbine Hall, furnished as a monochrome living room, which is ‘obliterated’ with multi-coloured stickers. We had to queue for about 20 minutes and then a group of us were each given a sheet of round, colourful, stickers and allowed into The Obliteration Rooms.

The Obliteration Room

It looked pretty crazy, everything had been covered with stickers – the walls, furniture, even the floor.

The Obliteration Room

It felt a little like walking into Ikea as we recognised the shelving units from ones we have at home!

The Obliteration Room Tate Modern

Everything was covered. It must have looked amazing when it was new and white.

The Obliteration Room Tate Modern

It was quite busy but once you were in the installation you could stay as long as you liked.

Yayoi Kasuma The Obliteration Room Tate Modern

Some people had made faces or their names with the stickers. Most stickers were just randomly placed. We tried hard to find places where there weren’t many stickers, mainly underneath surfaces.

We were told that we couldn’t take the sticker sheets home as they were part of the art work. So we made sure to stick our stickers everywhere and placed the sheet in the bin on the way out. It was a crazy experience but fun!

Yayoi Kasuma’s Obliteration Room at Tate Modern is open until the 29th August – visit while you can!


You may be interested in our other posts:

Yayoi Kasuma Infinity Rooms

Yayoi Kasuma Covered Everything in Dots and Wasn’t Sorry


  • Reply
    Kacie Morgan
    August 15, 2022 at 9:05 am

    Oh wow, this sounds amazing. Even as an adult, I’d very much like to go here myself!

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    Rhian Westbury
    August 15, 2022 at 9:46 am

    I’ve never heard of this exhibition but it looks so fun. A nice interactive art exhibition, but the coloured stickers look so cool x

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    Kim Carberry
    August 15, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    Ahh! I saw someone had visited here on TikTok and it looks so cool. How interesting. x

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