Sharon Lockhart to represent Poland at the Venice Biennale

The Jury of the competition for the curatorial project of the exhibition in the Polish Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition in Venice 2017 announced the winning project: “Little Review” by Sharon Lockhart, curated by Barbara Piwowarska.

The project was inspire by the history of Maly Przeglad (Little Review) 1926-1939, a supplement, written by and aimed at childreen and young people, of the Nasz Przeglad (Our Review) daily newspaper. The original idea of the Little Review came from Janusz Korczak, a Polish-Jewish educator, children’s author, and pediatrician who spent many years working as director of an orphanage in Warsaw before being sent to the Treblinka extermination camp in 1942.

Sharon Lockhart’s project deals with adolescence and the end of childhood, giving a voice to young women, teenagers entering adulthood. It provides for making a film featuring past and present female students of young sociotherapy centres in Poland and photographic series presenting the history of the Little Review, as well as translating selected issues of the periodical. Sharon Lockhart has been active on the Polish art scene for nearly 10 years now, realising her projects here and participating in exhibitions.

The jury appointed by Professor Piotr Gliński, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Culture and National Heritage, consisted of: Adam Bujak, Ewa Łączyńska-Widz, Magdalena Moskalewicz, PhD, Daniel Muzyczuk, Luiza Nader, PhD, Izabela Kowalczyk, PhD Hab., Piotr Słodkowski, Prof. Joanna Sosnowska, PhD Hab., Monika Sosnowska, Andrzej Szczerski, PhD Hab., Dariusz Wieromiejczyk, and Hanna Wróblewska.

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