Artist Olaf Breuning is the subject of this colorful and quirky video examination of the world he inhabits. It is a devastatingly nuanced cultural commentary that uses his characteristic humor as a lens on the world.
The Avant/Garde Diaries recently traveled to Olaf Breuning’s getaway house in upstate New York where the artist finds time to breathe fresh mountain air and take a load off from the hustle and bustle of the contemporary art world.
And, of course, he’s always having fun in the process.
While visiting Turkey, german artist Heike Weber was fascinated by the kilim – the turkish word for carpet – and created this silicone carpet series, currently adorning the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen. The familiar characteristics of the orient manifest themselves as patterns that are carefully reproduced in stringy white silicone and carry the immanent culture of the east with them.