Americans can’t pronounce the last name of Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. That’s not problem, so much as it is an introduction to Breuning, the subject of the latest edition of the Avant/Garde diaries. The artist has a reputation for transforming what might other wise be common situations and objects into the absurd.
The take home question from Saturday’s art viewing activities was first heard outside the Olaf Breuning show at Metro Pictures. “What is this?” a viewer asked a Metro Picture staff member. “It’s Art!” the man replied. After an awkward pause the director decided to follow this answer up with some further explanation, but you’ve got [...]