Ground Level, Temporary exhibitions for Kids
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Contemporary artist Olaf Breuning presents a large-scale participatory exhibition for children that plays to young people’s universal love of adventure and theme parks while referencing Breuning’s thoughts about life. Drawing from popular culture and inspired by the artist’s enjoyment of video games and movies from his youth such as Jurassic Park, the exhibition is both an adventure of self-discovery and opportunity for children to share their thoughts about the world they live in.
Features of the exhibition are the artist’s drawings for the exhibition design as well as displays of his drawings translated into animation. The interactive themes and creation of the multimedia interactives all show the hand of the artist.
Born in Switzerland and currently based in the state of New York, USA, Breuning has held exhibitions at public institutions, including a retrospective at the NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf in 2016, and solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Kunstverein Freiburg, Freiburg. 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. Breuning has participated in group exhibitions, including the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York and exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; and Whitechapel Gallery, London. This is Breuning’s first exhibition for children in Australia.
The NGV is deeply grateful to The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees, for their support of the NGV Kids Program.
The NGV sincerely thanks the Packer Family and Crown Resorts Foundations that support the exhibition through the Your NGV Arts Access Program for Students, Children and Families.
The NGV is grateful to the Neilson Foundation for their generous support of Plans for the Planet: Olaf Breuning For Kids