Born in Switzerland and now based in new York, Olaf Breuning works in a variety of media including photography, video, installation, drawing, and painting. Testing the limits of humour and contemporary aesthetics, Breuning s photo-collages, sculptures, paintings, and comics are simultaneously funny and provocative, absurd and eerie, tragic and fragile. His work provides ironic commentary on the cliche s and trappings of our time. The NRW-Forum Du sseldorf, an international cultural centre focusing on contemporary photography and visual art, is presenting an Olaf Breuning retrospective in the summer of 2016 . This publication accompanies the exhibition. Documenting a cross section of Breuning s extensive work, it provides a compelling overview of his oeuvre.