Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!, on view August 20 — December 31, 2022. This major survey exhibition, curated by WAM Senior Curator Diane Mullin, features works in a variety of media across three decades of Szyhalski’s prolific and pioneering practice, including poster design, web projects, mail art, painting, installation, and public performance. Working with WAM, the artist guided the exhibition’s design, creating, in effect, a new installation work…
Join us for an evening of in-gallery performance, held in conjunction with the exhibition Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time! Loosely connected to a sound project by the same name, this iteration of “Manure & Poetry “combines bits and pieces of gestures taken from all Piotr Szyhalski’s performance pieces over the years. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience, live, many of the works in the exhibition usually only accessible via video documentation. The artist has described the evening’s performances as “vignettes that revisit and build on the expanded palette of performative works that were developed over the decades.” It’s an especially notable performance for the Weisman as well, as this special event echoes a similar “Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra” that took place at the Weisman in 2007.
Wednesday, December 14, 6:30 – 8 p.m. | WAM Shepherd Room
Performance begins at 6:30 p.m., with dialogue to follow. Attendance is free, but registration is required.
ABOUT PIOTR SZYHALSKI
Piotr Szyhalski’s work has been exhibited worldwide at such venues as the International Center of Photography, the New York Expo Film Festival, Siggraph, ISEA Paris, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the San Jose Museum of Art, and Experimenta Design in Lisbon, Portugal, and featured in a variety of catalogs and publications. His pieces are in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and others.
In addition to his own performance-based projects, he was commissioned to develop large-scale, interactive, live projections for Wim Mertens quartet in Brussels (1998), the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2001), and VocalEssence (2004). He released two CDs as Labor Camp Orchestra for the multimedia installations Theater of Operations (2007, 2009).
Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time! is on view at the Weisman Art Museum from August 20 – December 31, 2022. Admission is always free.
Image credit (top): Video still from the September 2007 performance of “An Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra” at the Weisman Art Museum. Still courtesy of the artist.