One of those days, 2019
160 x 200 cm
MADE IN FRANCE
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About the product
One of those days by Olaf Breuning is an edition of an oilcloth tablecloth made in France, in the Vosges. Drawing as always from the infinite resources of the everyday life, Olaf Breuning used for this edition a photograph that summarizes the situation in which everyone one of us finds oneself one day, one of those days where everything goes wrong. He stages a joyful apocalypse on the tablecloth where we are invited to add our own elements of chaos. The irony in Olaf Breuning’s work reveals his ability to expose the derisory and vane aspects of our contemporary society, that he describes not from a distance but rather by taking part in it and enjoying it.
About the Artist
Olaf Breuning was born in 1970 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and lives and works in New York. He was the subject of a major retrospective at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf in 2016. Additionally, he has had one-person exhibitions at Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Chisenhale Gallery, London; Kunstverein Freiburg, Germany; Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway; and the Paul Klee Museum, Bern. Public exhibitions of his work include the Public Art Fund commission "Clouds," Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park, New York, as well as the Public Art Fund exhibition "Lightness of Being,” City Hall Park, New York. He participated in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and has been featured in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Pompidou Center, Paris; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthalle Zurich; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Jeu de Paume, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Whitechapel Gallery, London; and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo.
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