Simon Fujiwara, Once Upon a Who? at Esther Schipper, Berlin, January 15 – February 26, 2022
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Simon Fujiwara, Once upon a Who?, 2021, installation with stop-motion animation, duration: 4:48 min, edition of 5. Video © Simon Fujiwara
Simon Fujiwara
Once Upon a Who?
January 15 – February 26, 2022
Opening: Saturday January 15, 2–8 pm
Esther Schipper
Potsdamer Straße 81E
10785 Berlin
www.estherschipper.com


Esther Schipper is pleased to announce Once Upon a Who?, Simon Fujiwara's second solo exhibition with the gallery. Once Upon a Who? presents new works from Fujiwara's latest ongoing project – a body of work centered on the fictional character Who the Bær.

Who the Bær is a unique cartoon character in the form of a denim wearing bear with a golden heart and an uncontrollably long tongue, that seemingly has no gender, race, sexuality or even a clear design. Without an identity, Who exists only as an image, a status that allows them the freedom to roam a world of online images, appropriating characters, identities, aesthetics and guises in a greedy search for a ‘self’.

Follow Who the Bær on Instagram.
Simon Fujiwara, Once upon a Who?, 2021, installation with stop-motion animation, duration: 4:48 min, edition of 5. Still © Simon Fujiwara
 

Whotique x Highsnobiety at Esther Schipper Bookstore

Highsnobiety x Simon Fujiwara ‘Mona Lisa’ Long sleeve. Courtesy the artist, Highsnobiety and Esther Schipper, Berlin. Photo © Volker Conradus
Simon Fujiwara
Whotique x Highsnobiety at Esther Schipper Bookstore
January 15 – February 26, 2022
Opening: Saturday January 15, 2–8 pm
Esther Schipper Bookstore
Potsdamer Straße 81E
10785 Berlin
www.estherschipper.com


Opening on January 15, 2022, Simon Fujiwara will present the first Whotique on the occasion of his solo exhibition Once Upon a Who? at Esther Schipper. Continuing the collaboration with Highsnobiety initiated for Art Basel Miami Beach, the Whotique - a boutique devoted to merchandise from the world of Who - will present a series of Who the Baer related apparel, home wares, and posters that offer gallery visitors the chance to own a piece of the ‘Whoniverse.’
 
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