Simon Fujiwara, nieuw werk

9 April 2021 till 9 August 2021

Simon Fujiwara presents a large body of works on paper centered around his creation of an original cartoon character, Who the Bær. Fujiwara began drawing and collaging versions of his bear during the first 2020 lockdown in Berlin, developing the concept of a contemporary subject that exists as a ‘total image searching for a self in the world of images’. Who the Bær since developed into a large-scale project manifesting in drawings, collages, sculptures, animations, and animatronics. Taking a cartoon subject as a simplified lens to look at image culture, Fujiwara’s absurdist creations reflect on the complex mechanisms of defining a self in an image-dominated world. For this exhibition, the artist returns to the origins of his project presenting a personal archive of over 100 works.

Melly Art Institute

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Art Institute Melly (formerly Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art) is an international art institution based in Rotterdam. Since 1990, the center has been the place to be for anyone who wants to be informed of what is going on in the world of international contemporary art. It is one of the most important institutions for contemporary art in the Netherlands, and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in this field. A progressive platform where there i...

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