Saturday, July 12, 2008
I Want You To Want Me.
Yeah. Not so fast, Takashi. Wow. I was shocked at how utterly unmoved I was by the Murakami show at the BMA. I liked a couple paintings and that was about it. And the Louis Vuitton store? My only thought was, "It's dinky." No meditation on commercialism or culture or anything really. I wish I had at least been offended by it or something. But nope. Just, "It's dinky." Then I moved on to the next joyless room, and then the one after that and so on and so on. And yeah. I said, "joyless." I think that that was the most shocking thing about the exhibit. No joy.
Booooooooooooooo. This show sucked. I used to like Murakami. Now I think he's jive.
Here's a reminder of something good from Japan.