Magazine article Sculpture

Kunsthaus Bregenz

Magazine article Sculpture

Kunsthaus Bregenz

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Bregenz, Austria

Simon Fujiwara

Through April 8, 2018 In Fujiwara's ambitious and diverse practice, people, technology, images, and objects contribute to a complex and evolving portrait of a 21st century in which individualism and autonomy are increasingly at risk and appearance/branding can take on greater reality than fact. It's hard to sustain a belief in the self when systems as divergent as the political, the biological, and the industrial all conspire to structure and appropriate the personal. Yet, rather than accepting the impossibility of agency, Fujiwara's work insists on the power of the informed individual to survive and even challenge the simplistic expectations of corporate homogeneity. In Hope House, he exposes the ideological forces at work within the Anne Frank House, where every detail serves the master narrative of good and evil, hope and tragedy, but almost nothing of the original remains. …

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