CANCELLED: THEM by Piotr Szyhalski: An Activation
Oct 14 2022

333 E River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

People wrapping the "THEM" art piece around poles

Additional Details

This event has been cancelled because of the weather. You can still come by and chat with the artist: Piotr Szyhalski will be in the galleries for Office Hours from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Come join an in-gallery activation by Piotr Szyhalski and join in a procession/performance on Friday, October 14 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.


Piotr Szyhalski

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).

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.

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