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…
Join us for a party to celebrate the Weisman’s fall exhibition, Piotr Szyhalski: We Are Working All the Time!, on view August 20 — December 31, 2022. This 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. Polish-born and -trained, this Minnesota-based, American multimedia artist has built a dynamic, richly varied body of work over the last thirty years and has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Szyhalski is Professor of Design and Media Arts at Minneapolis College of Art and Design; his work as an educator is deeply intertwined with his artistic practice. This survey is the first exhibition to feature artworks spanning the breadth of his extraordinary career, critically considered together.
Thursday, September 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $25 general admission
FREE for students
$20 for WAM members, UMN faculty and staff
Light refreshments will be provided in the Riverview Gallery. A cash bar will be available all evening. It’s our first big opening party since 2020—let’s come together and celebrate!
Ticket proceeds keep the Weisman’s exhibitions and programs going strong. We appreciate your support!
About the artist
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).