The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture delivered by Krzysztof Wodiczko
Krzysztof Wodiczko delivers the Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture, followed by a response from Jorge Otero-Pailos, Professor and Director of the Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP.
Krzysztof Wodiczko is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 such public projections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States. Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalized and estranged city residents.
Simultaneously, and also internationally, he has been designing and implementing a series of nomadic instruments, vehicles, and other cultural equipment with the homeless, immigrants, alienated youth, war veterans, and other operators for their survival, communication, and expression in the public space.
Since 1985, he has held many major retrospectives at such institutions as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum Sztuki, Lodz; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; DOX Contemporary Art Center, Prague; Bunkier Sztuki Art Center, Krakow, Poland; List Visual Arts Center MIT, Boston, USA; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan; Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland; and in FACT in Liverpool.