Wednesday, May 30
7:00pm Olaf Breuning Screening @ 5th Ave Cinema
WEST COAST PREMIER
Co-presented with the PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series
Olaf Breuning makes films, photos, and installations that combine a large dose of dark humor with a critical eye for present-day faux-pas and missteps. In Home 2, a hapless narrator caricatures the Western obsession with the authentically “exotic” through a series of awkward travelogues. Home 3, Breuning’s most recent film, continues his series with a focus on the relationship between modern man and his technological environment. Hoping that communication technology will offer a degree of liberation, the protagonist becomes more and more entangled in obligations and interaction.
Olaf Breuning was born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland in 1970 and currently lives and works in New York. He studied professional photography in Zurich, Switzerland, and went on to complete postgraduate studies in photography at the HSFG Zurich. Breuning has had solo exhibitions at Metro Pictures, New York; Migros Museum, Zurich; Chisenhale, London; Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City; and Magasin, Grenoble. He has also been included in several international group exhibitions, including the Whitney Biennial 2008 at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Looking At Music at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); All About Laughter at Mori Art Museum, Japan (2007); Let’s Entertain at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Centre Georges Pompidou.
The PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series is supported in part by the Autzen Foundation, Utrecht Art Supplies, the Ace Hotel, and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art.
5th Avenue Cinema
510-600 SW Hall St
Portland OR 97201, Map
Wed . May 30 . 7-8:30 pm
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