Jason Hirata at FANTA / Milan

Jason Hirata
From Now in Then

April 17 - June 5, 2021

FANTA
Via Merano, 21
Milan, Italy
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Jason Hirata, Four Framed Portraits, 2021. Inkjet prints on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre paper 300g, framed. 31 x 21 cm (each).
Jason Hirata, Four Framed Portraits, 2021 (detail). Inkjet prints on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre paper 300g, framed. 31 x 21 cm (each).
Jason Hirata, Four Framed Portraits, 2021 (detail). Inkjet prints on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre paper 300g, framed. 31 x 21 cm (each).
Jason Hirata, Four Framed Portraits, 2021 (detail). Inkjet prints on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre paper 300g, framed. 31 x 21 cm (each).
Jason Hirata, Four Framed Portraits, 2021 (detail). Inkjet prints on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre paper 300g, framed. 31 x 21 cm (each).
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Jason Hirata. Painted Square, 2021. Floor painting. Environmental dimensions.
Installation view. Jason Hirata, From Now in Then, Fanta-MLN.
Jason Hirata. Car, 2021. A departures service for visitors to be transported from the gallery to a destination of their choosing.
Jason Hirata. Car, 2021. A departures service for visitors to be transported from the gallery to a destination of their choosing.
Jason Hirata. Car, 2021. A departures service for visitors to be transported from the gallery to a destination of their choosing.

Photos by Roberto Marossi
All images courtesy of the artist and Fanta-MLN.

Visual Description: 

Fanta-MLN is situated in one of the many archways formed by the railroads of Milan. It is a single large room with an arched ceiling. A pair of sliding metal doors open to the southwest and form its only entrance. The space is lit by natural and arti ! cial light and its walls and ceiling are white. An artwork called “Painted Squa - re” covers almost the entire " oor in smooth gray " oor-paint. As it turns out, the space is wider than it is long, so a section of unpainted concrete stretches along the southeast wall. An artwork called “Four Framed Portraits” hangs on that wall toward the back of the gallery. Four black frames enclose vertical photos of the three gallerists and the artist who are responsible for this exhibition. Curving lines and holograms overlay the photos because they were scanned from the subjects passports. Words like “UNITED” and “OF AMERICA” repeat below the face of one subject, “ITALIANA” can be seen in iridescent purple across the chin of another. All four subjects have brown hair and light skin. One subject has a brooding look on his face, like a model. In one corner is an electrical box with wires that disap - pear into the concrete wall. In another corner is a single water faucet with a tiny hole below it at " oor-level. The limbs of a tree can be seen grazing the edge of the open doorway leading outside. On Saturdays a driver who works for NCC Milano Services sits in a black car on the street. Some days they drive a van, other days a sedan. They were hired to take people away from the gallery. This service is an artwork called “Car”

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