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Hiroyuki Hamada is an artist. He has exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe and is represented by Lori Bookstein Fine Art. He has been awarded various residencies including those at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the Edward F. Albee Foundation/William Flanagan Memorial Creative Person’s Center, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the MacDowell Colony. In 1998 Hamada was the recipient of a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant, and in 2009 he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. He lives and works New York, the United States.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 21, 2015 The Shape of the Imperial Cage
Bush, Kerry, Clinton, Sanders and others, they all work for the same people in the same imperial code of values and rules. Yes, they might disagree with matters within the imperial framework just as our spouses might yell at us once in a while. But in the bigger scheme of the matter, they help each other to protect the framework of an expanding neo-feudal hegemony.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 28, 2015 Japanese War Act, Made in U.S.A., Assembled in Japan
Under strong pressure by the U.S. establishment, Shinzo Abe's ultra right wing Japanese regime violently forced passing of the illegal, inhumane, undemocratic Legislation for Peace and Security, which many of us call the War Act.
SHARE Tuesday, January 13, 2015 On Charlie Hebdo Attack
Actions to protect free speech must not result in deaths and destruction serving the authoritative order of our time. Those who are already suffering tremendously need more people standing up for their rights to countries, communities, cultures, histories, lands, and their lives. We must face our real enemy hiding behind the voice of free speech.
(6 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 27, 2014 Would Anyone Read the Pentagon Papers on the Floor Today?
Mike Gravel changed the course of history by exposing the Pentagon Papers on the Senate floor over 40 years ago. Today, there are numerous exposures that can be made on critical issues of human rights, justice and equality. Although such an exposure might only result in a localized reform of minimal effects, we can't deny the possibility of the revelation becoming a catalyst for a systematic structural change for humanity.
(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, December 25, 2014 NYPD vs the People vs Neocolonialism
The rebellious statements made by the police representatives against the mayor of NYC and the people--Blacks and their supporters--reflect an alarming tendency of the militarized domestic police force gaining a destabilizing power. It can be seen as a part of the domestication of colonial foreign policies as well as an expansion of violence and discrimination committed against Blacks and their communities for generations.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 7, 2014 End of the Empire
The police violence against Mike Brown, Eric Garner and countless others, which is culminating in the wide spread protests across the country, betrays the wider tendency of the declining empire of violence and exploitation. The aim of our struggle toward a better tomorrow should reflect this fact and its ultimate aim should be focused on ending the empire.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, June 19, 2014 An Interview With Ted Larsen
Ted Larsen is one of my favorite artists. When I stand in front of his work, I can feel the harmonious whole with many layers of elements working together quietly asserting its solid presence. It's a rare sort of work with depth and richness that resonates with me on the deeper level. Here is an interview I did with him recently.
SHARE Thursday, May 15, 2014 An Interview With Charles McGill
Artist Charles McGill relies on his "art-instinct" in making his art works, which are provocative and often defy our social norms. In this interview, he talks about his making process and his teaching philosophy. A highly recommended interview for arts educators, artists and anyone who is interested in culture, humanity and arts.
(1 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 17, 2014 Japanese Nuclear Plants For Sale
Despite the seemingly unending catastrophe in Fukushima, the current Japanese government is eager in exporting its nuclear plants. A close examination of the history of the Japanese nuclear program raises serious concerns over its eagerness.