Sometimes You're Both
December 3, 2019 – February 21, 2020at 80 Washington Square East
New Red Order & Jim Fletcher
Sometimes 80 Washington Square East hires me to help out when the art they’ll be showing has complicated video requirements. I do this kind of work for other galleries too and I also produce videos. This exhibition is made up of six videos I worked on.
Half of the pieces here are artworks and the other half are documentations of artworks. While these documents (which begin with a white title card) are not artworks themselves, they do represent artworks and convey an experience of that work. In a similar way, the art on view here, which is not mine, represents my occupation as an artist and conveys an experience of my work.
Making work in this way is something that I’ve been pursuing a little over a year. To a greater extent than in my previous shows, this exhibition is a structured viewing of the artworks. The proposition is that you are in an exhibition by Jason Hirata.
– Jason Hirata
Commissioned by Nicola Lees and organized by Lucas Quigley, 80WSE.
Photographs by Carter Seddon