Jeff Michael Hammond

For Jeff Michael Hammond's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

The many reinventions of Masamu Yanase

Mar 12, 2014

The many reinventions of Masamu Yanase

If ever an artist was in a constant state of reinvention, it was Masamu Yanase (1900-1945), now the subject of a full-scale exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama. “Yanase Masamu: A Retrospective 1900-1945″ brings together more than 500 of the artist’s works, ...

Hi-Red Center's quiet actions still reverberate today

Feb 26, 2014

Hi-Red Center's quiet actions still reverberate today

Few artists would consider cleaning the city streets, designing custom-built nuclear shelters or fighting charges of counterfeiting money as part of their activities. But then most artists don’t share the concerns that the members of Hi-Red Center (HRC) had as one of the most ...