October 20 | Two women to lead Poland's pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
Filmmaker and photographer Sharon Lockhart has been chosen to represent Poland at the 2017 Venice Biennale with her project titled Maly Przeglad (Little Review), curated by Barbara Piwowarska.
The title refers to the children’s supplement in the Polish newspaper Nasz Przeglad (Our Review), originated by the orphanage director, pediatrician, and children’s author Janusz Korczak in 1926. Lockhart plans to create a photographic series regarding Maly Przeglad’s history, along with a film exploring the lives of female students from Poland’s sociotherapy centers which will offer a voice to young women. Artforum has more.
Art historian and critic Jean-Pierre Criqui has been appointed as a curator of contemporary art at the Centre Pompidou. Criqui, who has served as editor-in-chief of the institution’s Les Cahiers du Musée national d’art moderne since 1994, has published essays on artists such as Katharina Fritsch, Bernard Frize, Gabriel Orozco, Allen Ruppersberg, and Ken Price. Before joining the museum, he worked as a contemporary art advisor for the Ministry of Culture and as an independent curator. Further details on Artforum.