Feminists Demand “Sexist” Makoto Aida Guro Art Ban

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A gallery exhibition of works by artist Makoto Aida has been denounced as “sexist child pornography,” after its depictions of nude quadruple amputees wearing dog collars inflamed the sensibilities of feminist anti-pornography crusaders.

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The “Tensai de Gomen Nasai” (or “Monument for Nothing,” as its English subtitle runs) exhibition consists of some 100 works by 47-year-old ero-guro artist Makoto Aida, including both paintings and sculpture, and is said to be the first time his more provocative works have been exhibited in a public gallery setting.

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The exhibition itself, held at Roppongi’s prestigious Mori Art Museum, opened in November and runs until the end of March, with details and an English language page available on the museum’s official site.

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However, the “Society for Considering Porn Victims and Sexual Violence,” a group including local university teaching staff and women’s shelter staff amongst its members, has in a letter to the gallery called for the exhibition to be banned, denouncing it in the best traditions of feminist academia as “not only being brutal child pornography, but as exceedingly vile sexism also being discrimination against victims of sexism as well.”

The gallery says it “cannot comment as it is still deciding how to respond,” but already suggests “people who find works of this nature distasteful may wish to refrain from attending the exhibition,” and also restricts minors from viewing the more provocative works.

Not surprisingly, it is his depictions of “daruma” quadruple amputees wearing nothing but dog collars which seem to have provoked this latest assault on artistic freedom, although his works are rather more varied:

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    Avatar of Carrot_Glace
    Comment by Carrot_Glace
    05:01 03/02/2013 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    His work is very influenced by guro hentai manga (thank you, Captain Obvious?), which shocks me to the point I can't stand it. But technically is excellent and the exhibition is shocking and very modern at the same time.

    You can't ban art.

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    Comment by kazaza2
    05:47 03/02/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    But they trying! The copy of Michelangelo's David
    in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London had a detachable fig leaf so Queen Victoria wouldn't have to see Davids "pee pee" which she found shocking! Lol!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:32 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    What needs to be mentioned is that over here in the UK anything owned that is deemed "distasteful" is subject to jail people...

    So yeah.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    And yet we think we're in a free society and stuff is censored with no justification other than "someone does not like it" bullshit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:30 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, the woman behind the "Victorian Times" was probably to biggest prude in history, so much that it infected the world, so no surprise there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:57 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...You're freaking kidding me?

    'Tis a weird time we live in.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    10:42 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.4)

    @9:21
    what you dont know?
    Queen victoria is being kept alive as a cyborg, hidden underneath the parliament.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:10 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Shima-kun989

    That IS ONE FUCKING GOOD IDEA FOR A STORY DUDE!

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    15:24 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    @15:10
    yeah i try...
    also, Winston Churchill is there too, but they could only save his head, so it floats around in a big tube like Zordon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    "time we live in"

    Were you alive in the late 1800's - early 1900's?

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's not shocking, it's commonplace on the internet. It stands out in absolutely nothing.

    What makes his stuff so interesting that his mediocre works deserve to be in a high art gallery while everyone else's, much of which has far better quality and more original, stays on the net?

    This is a publicity stunt, and you guys are falling for it alongside the feminists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    Comment by Anonymous
    11:02 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Besides the point. He wasn't saying he could paint better. He was saying that in this age there are thousands of other artists whose works and talents equal or far surpass many high flying gallery artists, yet are totally unknown of by "the art community". The "art world" is mainly a maze of social networking and publicity.

    Also the things that are shocking and provoking to some, seem common place and mundane by the average internet hermits standards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 13/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree. Although I also find it quite disturbing, its art. Sometimes art is disturbing. Its freedom of expression; an opinion. You can't ban it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:36 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    never heard of the loli ban then, huh?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:38 10/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Confirmed gurofag.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    The only thing that would piss off the Japanese more than bare legs would be a ban on guro.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 07/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no limitation of Japan male's exploration of torturing femails,that could be the reason Japan's economy will eventually sink to the bottom of pacific ocean.that's where their fucking wicked ancestors coming from.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 09/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol
    you think Japan is in truth Atlantis?
    now everything makes so much sense...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:18 12/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Give me a break you blood and guts fetish freaks. Like the west is this holy than thou innocent place?

    How about your wicked slavery and abortion of babies ghost-face faggots?

    Avatar of Exia
    Comment by Exia
    04:33 03/02/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    I don't like it but, that doesn't mean this needs to be banned and the like.

    It's just not moe enough for me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Moe is subjective.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:03 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some neat ART there... the amputee stuff isn't erotic, but it is well drawn... IMHO.

    (booger)

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    how can this not be moe. didn't you play katawa shoujo? and pic 11 reminds me of that joke from zetsubou sensei where kitsu chiri was saying something like "the line that cuts the difference between us is here" or something like that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:08 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I must have missed the point where katawa shoujo glorifies amputee abuse...

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    16:40 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    what gets me is that, katawa shoujo still gets higher DL counts than most of the franchised releases, even though it was released like a year and a half ago.

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    Comment by nope
    04:49 03/02/2013 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    It's technically excellent aside from the subject matter, that aside fuck sex negative feminist they can eat shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 03/02/2013 # ! Good (+0.9)

    Art is free not bound by morality
    So screw the feminists who think they have a point

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:40 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apprently feminists don't give a shit.
    If they dislike it they want it banned.

    Comment by Anonymous

    well, in all honesty, this is some barbaric shit. But it's just art, so fuck the haterz.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:37 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, there is worst shit going on in christisn illustration. From what seems to be inevitable rape to lactation and beastiality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:46 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    The actual "art" wasn't the technically excellent stuff posted here, but the sights and sounds of hordes of pseudo-feminists trying to have it banned.

    Avatar of Shima-kun989
    Comment by Shima-kun989
    10:39 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    THIS. its basically like the, "if you laugh you lose" kind of games. he's trying to elicit a response from people, the more emotional and heated the response, the better.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That may be actually very true, for provocative modern art the response is the real art as stated by many such artists.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:25 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    They're only attacking it because of the collar around the neck of a woman.

    Therefore, obviously men are just being sexist again.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:51 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree, if it was men/boys with collars(and four limb amputee) you wouldn't hear a thing from these people/women...

    But personally I don't really find the artwork being anything special and I'm definetly not into guro but I could say about the same for most art... I do like the title though: "monument for nothing", fits perfectly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:15 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    @ "fuck you" -- are you saying quadruple amputees *aren't* moe?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:12 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This art is sick...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course you wouldn't hear. Men had no problems been discriminated for thousands of years.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:57 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if I agreed that this was feminist somehow I would still respect your right to art and freedom of expression before my judgmental bias

    Comment by Anonymous

    Yep. Then we humans stopped being hunter/gatherers and, with the men home more often, stopped being discriminated against by the female leaders/oppressors by taking over the traditionally female-only leadership roles.

    But yeah, if this art had been about naked quad-amputee boys/teen boys wearing dog collars or having their brains blown out, the feminazi-ists would be declaring "This is the perfect world order: Men as ottomans!"

    Comment by Anonymous

    This art is fantastic. Fuck you. Go watch your shitty moe anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Agreed, Art is Art. But morality can be a hindrance at times for an Artist's personal expression.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I hate guro personally, and I don't even like lolis, but if guro (especially this stuff) should be banned then so should the artworks depicting hell and judgement day, with all their gore porn and nudity...

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Those must be popular in Japan

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Side comment
    I don't see any feminists protesting yaoi doujins :)

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    14:00 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    because they buy them in secret for their sexually repressed feelings. lul

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    Comment by GarethXL
    23:56 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i would really love to see how those femanazi response to Dada type of works :/

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    Comment by Pyrolight
    11:01 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The stuff is kinda tasteless but in the end it is still "art".

    Comment by Anonymous

    Oh yeah, if there's a vagina, some Sancom users starts to praise.

    Disgusting art for disgusting people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:29 03/02/2013 # ! Drivel (-0.7)

    Actually, that "art" [read: porn] is pretty crappy "technically" compared to the works of far better quality we have right here in SanCom.

    And the subject matter is fine, and nothing new, it just belongs on the internet as porn, not at a gallery as high art.

    So yes, it should be banned... in high art galleries. This guy doesn't deserve an ounce of praise for his mediocre porn with recycled subject matter just because he try to pass his works off as high art in galleries, unlike everyone else who compete fairly.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:02 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gallery owners decide what they exhibit. You don't like it? Then don't go into that particular gallery.

    Art is in the eye of the beholder. You are not required to appreciate it, but that is not a reason to censor it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHAHAH, YOU'RE FUCKING RETARDED. This guy has more skill than 99% of the shitty anime art that gets posted here. If you weren't a fucking moron, you'd be able to see that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:47 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's an interesting point. So where does one draw the line between porn/smut and artwork?

    I disagree with you calling it "shitty below average netporn." If you ask me, I think you came here with the wrong expectations and maybe failed wanking off to it? idk. There's obviously some thought into how the art is conveyed through the imagery. People who see this, only looking for porn like you, will only ever see the sexual value in it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:41 04/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm gonna take the middle ground and say that all the anime style work on sankaku is just as good as these paintings, it's just different. In a perfect world, all of it would be acceptable in a respected art gallery, regardless of what the majority thinks of it's subject matter.

    I'm being quite serious here when I say that art can also be acceptable if it causes an emotional response in my pants. It's still a valid emotional response.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:43 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't be a fanboy. It's shitty below average netporn, nothing more. The kind of stuff you wouldn't click "save" when you come across it.

    Comment by Anonymous

    this artist has a VISION and the WILL to actualize it. that's why this is in a museum. it's cohesive and approachable even if it's shocking. he's taken it to the next level in forming a discourse and communicating with the audience, like it or not. the capacity to provoke angry feminists aside, look at all the people talking about this with such fluency on fucking sancom as though it "really" matters?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:00 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    THIS. feminists suck but his "art" sucks even more. to imagine that people actually pay to see this disturbing shit creeps me out. and says a lot of japanese society.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:57 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i agree with you that from the samples above its just ordinary net porn. but they shouldn't ban him from exhibiting it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:44 03/02/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's an attention seeking ploy from a C-rated artist wannabe, and it's working.








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