Amabie (アマビエ) is a legendary Japanese mermaid or merman with a bird-beak like mouth and three legs or tail-fins, who allegedly emerges from the sea, prophesies either an abundant harvest or an epidemic, and instructed people to make copies of its likeness to defend against illness.
During the Covid-19 pandemic in Japan, amabie became a popular topic on SNS in Japan.
An online group show „Me myself and I“ at Christine König Galerie.
For as long as artists have been working in various fields, they also have been portraying themselves. All works shown explore the subjective, emotional, physical, or political identities of their subjects. The artists included in this virtual exhibition use a wide range of techniques and media, often only giving subtle hints, sometimes revealing the mechanisms of self-exposure bluntly.
Works on view:
AI Weiwei | Ovidiu ANTON | Skip ARNOLD | Rune BERING | Felix BURGER | Maurizio CATTELAN | Marc CHAGALL | Magda CSUTAK | Jimmie DURHAM | Andreas DUSCHA | Per DYBVIG | Tracey EMIN | Paule HAMMER | Thomas HARTMANN | Peter HAUENSCHILD | Haruko MAEDA | Radenko MILAK | Philipp MUERLING | PAYER GABRIEL | Humphrey OCEAN | Manfred PECKL | Rade PETRASEVIC | Alona RODEH | Gerhard RÜHM | Maruša SAGADIN | Toni SCHMALE | Natalia STACHON | Margherita SPILUTTINI | Juergen TELLER | Roman URANJEK