Every COVID-19: Labor Camp Report through July 4, 2020 by Piotr Szyhalski
Every COVID-19: Labor Camp Report through July 4, 2020 by Piotr Szyhalski

Faculty member Piotr Szyhalski is transforming his ongoing project COVID-19: Labor Camp Reports into a book.

By taking the form of a printed publication, these timely and important drawings will be collected together, allowing us a way to remember and reflect on not just the coronavirus pandemic, but the incredible reckoning happening across the globe. Books as a form allow for artists' work to be accessible to a multitude of people in different locations at any given time and are now more than ever, an incredibly powerful communicative force. "I can't tell you how many people said, 'I want this to be a book, because I want to be able to in the future sit down with my kid and show them what happened.' It's kind of mind-bending to me that some people can establish that kind of relationship with these images," Szyhalski told Elise Armani is an article with The Brooklyn Rail.

Organized chronologically, Szyhalski’s COVID-19: Labor Camp Reports book will be 8 x 12 inches, and feature lushly printed, large-scale images of each drawing, including never before seen sketches, newly commissioned essays, reflections on the work, and the artist's text written for the Instagram series. The book is designed and published by Frank, a collaborative imprint between Michael Aberman’11 and Courtenay Finn. To support this project and get your own copy, you can back it on Kickstarter.

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