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  • Olaf Breuning

    Kunstverein

    As you felt your way around the dark rook, the silhouettes of a jungle very gradually emerged on the wall. Glowing green eyes, a campfire, and flashlights flickered into view, lending the gathering of man-apes an appearance that was threateningly enigmatic yet, thanks to its evident fakeness, ironic. In Apes (all works 2001), the latest installation by the New York—and Zurich-based Swiss artist Olaf Breuning, the program of light and sound, which ranged from guttural humming tones to belching, was self-activated. Somewhere between primeval vision and spooky carnival ride, recalling the 1968

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