Momoyo Torimitsu rejects kawaii culture

An interview with the New York-based Japanese artist, Momoyo Torimitsu, ran in The Japan Times.

Rejecting kawaii culture: New York-based Momoyo Torimitsu refuses to lump herself in with artists inspired by anime

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2007 - By Kay Itoi

Momoyo Torimitsu (b. 1967) is a little tired of being remembered for Jiro Miyata, a life-size robot she created based on a middle-aged salaryman in 1994. But who could forget? Miyata, which Torimitsu had crawl around the streets of Tokyo, Paris, New York and other cities, so brilliantly embodied the hard working, misunderstood, badly dressed everyman of Japan's post-bubble era. But the artist has since moved on.....

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Regional Roundup Tokyo is up at ARTINFO

Regional Roundup Tokyo: Trend Spotting and Parallel Lives is up at ARTINFO. Go here.

Shows mentioned are: "MOT Annual" at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; "Takao Minami―In Penta" at Ota Fine Arts; "Rieko Hidaka" at Tomio Koyama Gallery and "Shizuka Yokomizo: Prayer" at Wako Works of Art.

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