Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Interview With Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot

A few months back, Eric Nakamura, publisher & co-editor of GIANT ROBOT MAGAZINE, was nice enough to take a few minutes to talk with me. I tried to ask him everything that I want to know (origins of the magazine and the evolution of the art scene from the late '90s to date) thinking that you may want to know as well. A couple of kids making a zine with art on the cover ended up making a big impact.

We ended up with so much interesting footage from the interviews that I posted the rest of the rough cuts. You can hear Eric's thoughts on the current ASIAN AMERICAN ART MOVEMENT, VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, THE DWELLING (his short film on the homeless in Japan), and the group show that was up at the time YEAR OF THE OX on handy-dandy youtube.

thanks, Eric!