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Come join an in-gallery activation by Piotr Szyhalski and join in a procession/performance on Friday, October 7 at 11 a.m.: Help carry a block-long screenprint featured in WAM’s fall exhibition, We Are Working All the Time!, through the museum and surrounding campus area. An evolving work, THEM is a monumental presence in the exhibition: part news ticker, part protest banner, it’s a performance-printmaking project that brings to life the close interplay of daily headlines and mass civic response to issues of the day.

ABOUT PIOTR SZYHALSKI

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).

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: Students and faculty carry Piotr Szyhalski’s 450-foot long THEM banner around the block of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture in a 2019 activation. Photo courtesy of Temple University.