~MOMOYO TORIMITSU/SHOUT OUT TO EASTER !!
MOMOYO TORIMITSU – NEW WORKS – OPENED A FEW SATURDAYS AGO/MARCH 28, 2009
the show runs MARCH 28 – MAY 16, 2009
JANE KIM/THRUST PROJECTS – 114 BOWERY – 3rd FL – BET GRAND & HESTER – LOWER EAST SIDE
HOURS: WED-SUN 12-6PM
. . . “scattered across the gallery floor are 80 resin small sculptures imitating melted chocolate
Easter bunnies” !!
the gallery now has a slide show of the installation – running on their homepage – its a sight to be seen !!
see: MOMOYO TORIMITSU – ‘CHOCOLATE’ BUNNIES !!
One of the “most prominent artists to come out of Japan in the late 90’s, TORIMITSU creates sculptures, installations, videos and photographs that force the viewer to reconsider the effect of capitalism in daily life, the hypocritical imagery of corporate culture; the media stereotypes of happiness, cuteness, and smiling; and the global obsession with consumerism.” – press release
Currently New York City based, MOMOYO TORIMITSU came to NYC, from Japan, in 1997 – with what is probably, her most famous project – ‘MIYATA JIRO’ – a mechanical life-size and very life-like crawling Japanese businessman. Her show, ‘Inside Track’ (2004) at DEITCH PROJECTS, “pitted three (international) businessmen robots in a global death match.”
MOMOYO TORIMITSU/INSTALLATION SHOT/ ‘INSIDE TRACK’/DEITCH PROJECTS/2004
PHOTO COURTESY: DEITCH PROJECTS
see: more photos/DEITCH ARCHIVES !!
MOMOYO TORIMITSU at the exhibit:
‘Making A Home: Japanese Contemporary Artists in New York’ – curated by ERIC C. SHINER
Oct 5 – Jan 13, 2007
Japan Society Gallery, NYC
PHOTO: NANCY SMITH/artloversnewyork/Oct 4, 2007