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The Polish Cultural Institute
is pleased to announce that
the Department of Film and Media
at the Museum of Modern Art in Queens
presents


Piotr Wyrzykowski
BETA NASSAU
in an ongoing series of projected film and video "Lobby Projections"

Saturday, June 1, 2002 - Thursday, April 3, 2003
Open: Fridays 10:00-7:45, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays 10:00-5:00, Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Museum of Modern Art
33 Street and Queens Boulevard, Long Island City, NY Tel: 212.708.9400

"Beta Nassau," Piotr Wyrzykowski. 1993. Color. Running time: 9 minutes.


Piotr Wyrzykowski was born in 1968 in Danzig, Poland, where he studied at the Arts Academy. His work crosses over into the areas of music, video, computer, Internet and performance. His work often has a 'hands on' or low tech approach even when he investigates new media. Preferring to explore the way things function in the real world, Wyrzykowski is known for his adventurous spirit and idiosyncratic performances. His work has been included in important festivals within Poland and abroad.


"Beta Nassau" is a painterly videotape. Using a stationary camera, the artist recorded a slowly moving object. He captures the magnitude, breadth, and beauty of everyday dockyard occurrences. This work sustains the elements of suspense and drama through the qualities of movement, surface texture, and color of a gigantic ship.


To see more of the artist's works, please visit http://cukt.art.pl




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