Breakfast for Everybody by Lena Mattsson

BreakfastforEverybodybyLena Mattsson,Installation viewLouisiana Museum of Modern Art199

Breakfast for Everybody by Lena Mattsson 

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 1997

Lena Mattsson's Breakfast for Everybody is a paraphrase on Manet's Déjeuner sur l'herbe. Lena Mattsson did a performance every day during the exhibition period. The work can be seen as a critical discussion of gender. In the video installation Breakfast for Everybody Lena Mattsson reverses the gender roles in Manet’s original painting, transforming the painting into a contemporary metaphor on the gender debate.