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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‘The Red Dress’ Theatre Review @ The Odyssey Theatre

by Joseph A. Hazani November 10, 2017

(Playing through November 19th)   In another installment of theatre which is attempting to hold a mirror upon the contemporary society through the recrudesence of the historically worst form of totalitarianism, Nazism, The Red Dress is most poignant in the cultural force imposed upon society as opposed to the more conventional ideas of totalitarianism being brutishly violent. That....

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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....