Simon Fujiwara, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019 at Hamburger Bahnhof

Simon Fujiwara, Preis der Nationalgalerie 2019 at Hamburger Bahnhof

August 16, 2019 – February 16, 2020

 

Working across performance, painting, video, sculpture, and installation, the jury was drawn to Simon Fujiwara’s compelling commentary on the human condition in the 21st century. Through a mixture of references drawn from the current politics, architecture, technology, the “internetic” media and from his own biography and that of others, the artist addresses the notion of hyperrealism and its extreme relevance today. He explores the area in between empathy and remoteness, embodiment and disembodiment, establishment and rupture. Here, in this undefined and fluid zone of living, he seems to locate the power of the individual in an increasingly corporatized, global world.

 

photo © Andrea Rossetti