Simon Fujiwara has been shortlisted for the 2019 Preis der Nationalgalerie
Dvir Gallery is pleased to announce that Simon Fujiwara has been shortlisted for the 2019 Preis der Nationalgalerie.
Established in 2000 by the Freunde der Nationalgalerie, the Preis is awarded biennially and promotes young, important positions in contemporary art that reflect the internationality and vitality of the art scene in Germany. A joint exhibition of the four nominated artists’ work will be shown from August 16, 2019 to January 12, 2020 at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin.
Simon Fujiwara’s work takes multiple forms including theme park style rides, wax figures, robotic cameras, ‘make-up’ paintings and short films that address the complexity and contradictions of identity in a post-internet, hyper-capitalist world. Fujiwara often investigates themes of popular interest such as tourist attractions, famous icons, historic narratives and mass media imagery and has collaborated with the advertising and entertainment industries to produce his work in a process he describes as ‘hyper-engagement’ with dominant forms of cultural production. His work can be seen as a complex response to the human effects of image fetish, technology and social media on his generation.
Photography by Reto Schmid for Numéro France, October 2018