mad about murakami

Two weekends ago, I had the best Sunday afternoon with my relapeeps. After a nice brunch, my cousins and I went to the Brooklyn Art Museum to check out Takashi Murakami‘s fabulous retrospective. When seen in bits and pieces, his art may seem superficial and infantile, flat and cartoonie. But when more than ninety works are placed under one roof and one has a chance to review Murakami’s career span, suddenly, it’s obvious that his work speaks volumes beyond its cute surface. Not only is it deeply rooted in traditional Japanese painting techniques but is also a shrewd commentary on superficial, consumerist society.

Kaikai & Kiki

To stick to my technology angle, here’s a hilarious robot kid Inochi who goes to school with normal kids and lives through embarrassing pre-adolescent moments.

Inochi and his creator

Inochi’s embarrassing moments…

Murakami gives a tour of his exhibit here.


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