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Labor Camp: Panel Discussion on Art & Activism
February 10, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Presented on Zoom
On March 24, 2020, Piotr Szyhalski made a drawing that would evolve into “Covid-19: Labor Camp Report,” a series of artistic responses to the global pandemic. Today the project, which can be seen in its entirety on Instagram @laborcamp, comprises over 225 digitally-printed posters that have been wheatpasted across the U.S. from Los Angeles to Baltimore and Minneapolis to Philadelphia. Join us to hear Szyhalski speak with Anna Drozdowski and Joseph del Pesco, who organized the wheatpasting efforts in Philadelphia and Baltimore, respectively. They will reflect on the project as well as the role of art and activism in society today.
Anna Drozdowski builds cultural experiences that call upon performance to communicate in moments when words may fail us. She splits her time between Philadelphia and Vermont. She teaches at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.
Joseph del Pesco is a curator, writer and publisher based in Baltimore, MD. He is International Director of KADIST (Paris & San Francisco).
Piotr Szyhalski is a Polish-born, Minneapolis-based multimedia artist and founder of Labor Camp, an ongoing art project that includes interactive components (digital and physical), original music, performances, videos, printed ephemera, texts and an archive of online resources. He teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN.