The 2015 show at Metro Pictures was called “Life.” My idea was to fill up the gallery rooms with colorful visual comments to life -collages of objects and people, all shot in my east village studio. The shapes of the photographs resembled bubbles – a walk through life with many possible approaches to relate to the current time. The experience for the gallery visitor should be the feeling of being bombarded with information and visual inputs. We printed the final photographs on large round shapes and placed them in all the exhibition rooms. Five silver heads with writings have been placed in the middle, reflecting the colorful photo walls around them. Those I imagined have been the humans standing in this oversaturated information hurricane of our time, processing, and thinking. Most of the large photo panels in the show we destroyed (recycled). The collectible photos come in an edition of 3 as dye sublimation on aluminum in a smaller size.
Three of the large panels have been shown at the NGV Triennale 2017. And are also a part of the museum’s collection. “Don’t Worry” was in a group show at Kate MacGarry Gallery in London and also appeared as a centerpiece in a solo show at Poggiali Gallery, Milan.
Please go to see more details about the “heads” here: www.olafbreuning.com/heads
Walkthrough the show with iPhone