Cruel Radiance: Moving Image Work by Paweł Wojtasik

Cruel Radiance: Moving Image Work by Paweł Wojtasik

“For Wojtasik, making art is about facing fear... and challenging taboos.” – Scott MacDonald

Los Angeles premieres

Peering inside pig farms, sewage treatment plants, wrecking yards and autopsy rooms, Paweł Wojtasik’s short films and large-scale gallery installations are poetic explorations into the overlooked, seamy corners of our environment. Beautifully shot and meticulously edited, at once inviting and disturbing, Wojtasik’s unflinching documentary-style imagery reveals the largely hidden processes by which we dispose of material waste, human and otherwise. This screening is Wojtasik’s first major presentation in L.A. He has previously shown his work at the Whitney Biennial; BAMPFA; the Museum of the Moving Image; the New York, Ann Arbor, Berlin and Locarno film festivals; and art biennials from Cartagena to Shenzhen. 

In person: Paweł Wojtasik, guest curator Steve Holmgren

The Jack H. Skirball Series is curated by Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud and supported, in part, by the Ostrovsky Family Fund.

Curated by Steve Holmgren, Steve Anker and Bérénice Reynaud as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Co-presented with Veggie Cloud.

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MON 5/1
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff