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Momoyo Torimitsu
May 6, 2009 10:58 PM   Subscribe

Artist Momoyo Torimitsu: sculptor, performer, illustrator, installation artist. Not interested in being cute. (Discovered via The Rumpus.)
posted by serazin (10 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
haha brilliant! the craven businessmen taken to its logical conclusion, crawling around like a worm. I like it.
posted by dydecker at 12:31 AM on May 7, 2009


I like her. I hate cute.
posted by pracowity at 2:29 AM on May 7, 2009


Artists love playing tough and condescending to the "businessman" in his suit. But it's childish, girlish view, based on an ignorance of the world and what that businessman really is or does. I like Momoyo Torimitsu. She's earnest and unpretentious (compared to many other artists). I wish her well. But she should understand that her privileged position -- and that of all artists -- is made possible by thousands and thousands of businessmen in suits, crawling on their hands and knees to give us a world that permits expensive (giant plastic balloons) art and beauty. The artist, in her ego, stands atop a pyramid of humble businessmen. She should be more kind.
posted by Faze at 4:28 AM on May 7, 2009


But she should understand that her privileged position -- and that of all artists -- is made possible by thousands and thousands of businessmen in suits....

Indeed, ancient cave paintings are vastly outnumbered by fossil remains of leopard skin suits and ties.
posted by DU at 4:50 AM on May 7, 2009


Faze - no, no she shouldn't.

We're already seeing what thousands of businessmen do to the country when that happens.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 7:02 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hate cute.

Awwww, but cute wuvvvs you! <3
posted by Foosnark at 7:54 AM on May 7, 2009


But she should understand that her privileged position -- and that of all artists -- is made possible by thousands and thousands of businessmen in suits,

Yeah, she should know her place. Be kind. In fact what would be really really kind is if she got into an OL suit, got down on her hands and knees, and bowed really really low to these businessmen while serving them their tea. Like those millions of other "nice" Japan women
posted by dydecker at 9:32 AM on May 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


The artist, in her ego, stands atop a pyramid of humble businessmen.

Yes, indeed! Those humble businessmen once had dreams of their own, of becoming cave explorers, rocket scientists, photographers, musicians, world travelers, writers. Some businessmen, less virtuous and lacking in self-discipline, attempt to continue their personal pursuits in parallel with their work, neglecting their divine calling. But no! -- the brave, the true businessman deliberately and selflessly throws away his dreams for the greater good -- for the greatest achievement of all mankind -- ART!
posted by suedehead at 12:31 PM on May 7, 2009


I'm trying so hard not to think her statement against cuteness, Somehow I Don't Feel Confortable, is totally adorable.
posted by Juliet Banana at 12:34 PM on May 7, 2009


I'm trying so hard not to think her statement against cuteness, Somehow I Don't Feel Confortable, is totally adorable.

Does it help knowing that the bunnies slowly inflated, filling the gallery space?
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:36 PM on May 7, 2009


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