Bread and Puppet Exhibitions

 

The Bad Bedsheet Existibility Show Part 1

Highland Center for the Arts

2875 Hardwick Street, Greensboro, VT

Exhibition Dates:  February 20 – March 4, 2020

Circus Performance: Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 3:00pm

 

The new exhibit features new works, big and small, by Peter Schumann and his Bread and Puppet Theater.  More details coming soon!

Join us Sunday February 23 to kick off the Diagonal Everything National Tour with the debut circus performance at 3pm!

“Tossed-out bedsheets, salvaged from the dump, reward us with the painting surfaces needed to further the understanding of existence & develop the bad bedsheet philosophy which results in the bad bedsheet existibility shows: part 1 an exhibit, part 2 a puppet show.

Existibility, the capability to exist, is in a bad state because of the fancy little animals who occupy & rule existence on one little planet in one little solar system.  Existence, which yields life & life which grows ecstatically are now slumped into irreversible melancholy – unless the above-mentioned rulers change their ways.” – Peter Schumann 

 

 

Existibility

Plainfield Co-op Community Center Gallery

153 Main Street, Plainfield, VT 05667

Open 9 am to 8 pm daily

Thru December 2019

 

This new exhibit by Peter Schumann, founder and director of Bread and Puppet Theater, consists of 8 black masonite cuts decorated with appropriate and inappropriate polychrome figurations on the theme of existence versus life, surrounded by slogans that illustrate the theme. An existentialist contribution to this existentialism moment in history.

 

Post Apocalyptic Dawn of Possibilitarians

Plainfield Co-op Community Center Lobby

153 Main Street, Plainfield, VT 05667

Open 9 am to 8 pm daily

Thru December 2019

 

This giant banner exhibition by Peter Schumann includes twenty black and white masonite cuts.

 

“The Dawn is the new republic that brings new light into a crumbling republic of waste and warfare. It is the celebration of the possible light that must confront the current day darkness. The Possibilitarians are the dwarfs of the giantism system, the misfits in the billionaire universe, the-underneath-the-above kids who stand up against the end-of-the-world politics. Possibilitarians of the world unite!”

 

Honoring Peter and Elka Schumann

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

171 Main Street . St. Johnsbury, VT

for hours of operation  go to stjathenaeum.org 

 

A variety of Bread and Puppet puppets, masks and banners  are on display in the Athenaeum library.  The exhibit was hung on the occasion of Peter and Elka Schumann receiving the keys to the Athenaeum.

 

To host an exhibit of Bread and Puppet artwork please contact Alexis Smith ([email protected]).

 

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