Javier Carrillo @ Bakersfield Museum of Art

by Joseph A. Hazani November 29, 2017

(Through January 14th, 2018)   While the Bakersfield Museum of Art is very small, it has ample space and the intrepidness to showcase to the small Central Valley community contemporary art contra what the general population presumes art to be. It’s understandable why the laymen have umbrage towards contemporary art. Their displeasure is woven with the same needle as mine. Though they....

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Tomoharu Murakami @ Kayne Griffin Corcoran

by Joseph A. Hazani November 23, 2017

(Through January 18th 2018)   In this exhibition, Tomoharu Murakami introduces us most noticeably with bleakness. When we ask ourselves what is the meaning of bleak, we can connote a dimness; but there’s more. It is connected to our conception of what will become in the future, but in an assertively negative light. A dim hopefulness, then, is the closest we can describe the word.....

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‘MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT’ @ Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

by Joseph A. Hazani November 15, 2017

(MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT: ART AND THE DECOLONIAL TURN IN LATIN AMERICA, 1960-1985 runs through February 4th)   The San Diego Contemporary Museum of Art currently has an exhibition which is an assembly of meditations on the emergence of Latin America from a third-world backwater of the globe, to something on par with a middle-class society. But before exploring the works in depth,....

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My Written Works

On the Struggling Artist: An Essay

A philosophical....

On the Christian Business Ethic: An Essay

Analysis of the role that Christian morality has played in the development of commerce and....

On the Necessity of Color in the Fine Arts: An essay

A philosophical exploration of color and its use in Renaissance, abstract and modern fine....

Towards an Understanding of Jesus Christ: An Essay

Nietzsche had incredible disdain for Christianity being "Judaized Rome", of the slave morality of Judaism creeping up and....