Les Artistes

"ta.bu" january - march 2016 
"Struggle(s)" april - june 2012

  Fujiwara, born in 1982 in England, lives and works in Berlin.

Simon Fujiwara’s work blurs the dividing line between fact and fiction whilst revealing the falsity of such divisions. He explores the possibility of manipulating the collective memory through fictional stories often relating to his own life. Fujiwara presents his biography as fiction, altering facts and fusing personal events with the socio-political and historical background. His work takes many different forms, but always centers on real places - ranging from a reconstruction of a reading room, a workplace or an archaeological excavation to the bar of his parents’ hotel - all of which are used as sets for Fujiwara’s performances.