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    A Dinner Party With Olaf

    A Dinner Party With Olaf

    Known for pushing the boundaries of humour and artistic practice, internationally-acclaimed artist Olaf Breuning comes to Drake One Fifty to celebrate his site-specific installation in the current Anamorphose exhibition with a special talk + $45 three-course prix fixe dinner.

    Most memorable for his 2014 Public Art Fund-commissioned Clouds site-specific installation in New York's Central Park, Olaf Breuning draws inspiration for his playful, often non-sensical art from pop culture references. He creates photographs, films, sculptures, and installations that combine contemporary aesthetics with primal urges—sexuality, and companionship—and the resulting work is often both absurd and hilarious. Breuning says, "Well, I would like to be perfect, but I think art shows me that whatever technology I use, my personality pushes through and there we are... something is not perfect. I like that. We are finally human."

    Breuning has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Swiss Institute in New York, the Migros Museum in Zurich, the Australian Center of Photography in Sydney, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain in La Chapelle du Geneteil, France, among others. Selected group exhibitions include those staged at White Box in New York, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, and Oslo’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, as well as the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. (Biography courtesy of ArtSpace)

    The $45 three-course prix fixe dining experience includes a starter choice of either Drake Salad or Beets + Blue Cheese Salad, a main course choice if West Side Salmon or Creste de Gallo (no rabbit) or St. Canut Sucking Pig, and a desert choice of either Cheesecake-Choux or Sundae.

    Book your spot: art@drakeonefifty.ca / 416-363-6150

    • Venue: Drake One Fifty
    • Type: Foodie
    • Cover: $15 General Admission / $45 three-course prix fixe dinner
    • Time: June 27, 2015, 5 p.m.