KARAT is a golden installation made by Francesco Bernabei (Italy) and Magnus Gustafsson (Sweden) in Abrantes.

After being selected in the 180 Creative Camp Open Call for Projects (a contest promoted by ArchDaily, Canal180 and the Municipality of Abrantes) Francesco and Magnus started building this sculpture in Florence, Italy, and drove for 26 hours to get to Abrantes, sleeping only 3 hours. This is the result.

Sketchbook illustrating 180 Creative Camp by Lara Luís.

Sketchbook illustrating 180 Creative Camp by Lara Luís.

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Olaf Breuning is present! This Swiss-born artist who lives in NYC came out to Portugal this week to attend 180 Creative Camp. Yesterday, he grabbed a couple of participants and took them to a pre-scouted location from where the power-plant nearby Abrantes is well visible.

Olaf creates photographs, films, sculptures, and installations that draw heavily from popular culture and a collective visual iconography. The divergent impulses collide, often with absurd and hilarious results, as Breuning exploits the thin line between humor and pain. Here in Portugal, he photographs a piece called “The Protesters” in front of a power-plant backdrop.

As we spend time with Olaf we noticed how well he takes care of everyone around him and the people he work with. Olaf is a very carrier-driven artist and had many successes already, but he still feels the need to grow further. He’s also planning for a family and I’m sure he would be a lovely father.

See the final result of this piece here: olafbreuningphoto

Photos and text by Bas Berkhout

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2014, THE PROTESTERS, 120 x 150 CM, EDITION 6

Olaf Breuning’s work at 180 Creative Camp!

olafbreuningphoto:

2014, THE PROTESTERS, 120 x 150 CM, EDITION 6

Olaf Breuning’s work at 180 Creative Camp!

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Very honored to be a guest at 180 Creative Camp in Abrantes, PT this year! Great response to the little talk we held yesterday. <3 

Isaac Cordal working at 180 Creative Camp. Featured on P3.

Time for talks & workshops & music showcases at 180 Creative Camp.

2nd day of collaborations in media arts at 180 Creative Camp with Isaac Cordal, Ella & Pitr and We Came From Space.

The artists’ attending 180 Creative Camp & their work.

1st day of Collaborations in Media Arts.