57e BIENNALE DE VENISE : SHARON LOCKHART AU PAVILLON POLONAIS
BIENNALE DE VENISE 2017 – Sharon Lockhart – Polish pavilion – 13 mai-26 novembre 2017.
Sharon Lockhart’s Little Review – a project that gives voice to adolescent women will be presented in the Polish Pavilion at this year’s 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. In her account of the acute moment of the end of childhood, the artist references the work of Janusz Korczak, a Polish-Jewish pedagogue and precursor of the struggle for children’s rights. Curated by Barbara Piwowarska, the exhibition will open in Venice on May 13, 2017 and is organized by the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, one of the most important art galleries in Poland.
Crossing the barely perceptible boundary between childhood and adulthood, as well as identity building, are some of the central motifs recurring throughout the practice of Sharon Lockhart. A critically acclaimed American artist, Lockhart’s films and photographs have been shown at institutions around the world, including: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Kunstalle Zurich; and, the Tate Modern, London. These central themes are revisited in the scenes of her film project, Rudzienko, shot during a summer workshop with the students of the Youth Center for Socio-Therapy (MOS) near Warsaw. Impressionistic and subtle, Lockhart’s work documents the passage of time and the arrival of adolescence. Little Review, which Lockhart is preparing for the Polish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, will pick up and elaborate on those themes. Collaboration with the students of MOS will be at the core of a new film.
Sharon Lockhart, Untitled, (2010).Photo courtesy Blum & Poe