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.
Tickets are pay-as-you-wish (including free of charge, if you so choose). Registration is required to attend.
Video still from September 2007 performance of “An Evening with Labor Camp Orchestra” at the Weisman Art Museum. Still courtesy of the artist.
ABOUT PIOTR SZYHALSKI
Image courtesy MCAD
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).
Weisman Art Museum (WAM) is pleased to present Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!, on view August 20 — December 29, 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…
This Zoom conversation was recorded as part of a virtual event held Feb. 3, 2021 and is available as part of WAM On Demand via the Weisman’s YouTube channel. Listen in on a conversation between artist PIOTR SZYHALSKI and artist, writer, and MPLSart.com editor RUSS WHITE in honor of the release of Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time! (Weisman Art Museum, 2020), a newly published survey of the artist’s work distributed by University of Minnesota Press, edited by DIANE MULLIN, senior curator at WAM. Don’t miss your chance…
Piotr Szyhalski—the Polish-born and trained, American multimedia artist—has built a dynamic, richly varied body of work over the last thirty years. The Weisman Art Museum’s Piotr Szyhalski/Labor Camp: We Are Working All the Time! will be the first exhibition featuring works from across his extraordinary career to be critically considered together. Central to this project, this catalogue includes long overdue new scholarship on Szyhalski’s work and some 250 images. The six texts offer reflections and thoughts from varying perspectives, making…