Polish Pavilion in Venice
International Art Exhibition La Biennale 2017 comes is approaching fast. Artists from all over the world will present their works in pavilions scattered over the almost whole Venice. There will be also Polish representation there. This year's contest's winner is Sharon Lockhart's, american artist, project „Little Review”/„Mały Przegląd”.
International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia is one of the most prestige and longest organised (since 1895) events like this. Once every two years, during the 6-months-long exhibition artists from all over the world will present their works in national pavilions scattered over the almost whole Venice. This year's edition is 57., it will last from 3rd May to 26th November.
Poland started to participate in 1932, government capitalised Polish Pavilion, which until today is property of our country. In 1999 Katarzyna Kozyra's exhibition „Male bathhouse”/„Łaźnia męska” was honoured by special distinction.
This year's contest's winner is Sharon Lockhart's, american artist, project Little Review/Mały Przegląd; it has beated 43 other project for exhibitions on this year's Biennale. It refers to Janusz Korczak's idea – bonus created by children and young adults for their peers added to daily paper for adults „Our Review”/„Nasz Przegląd”. This multivariate project is an effect of long, creative cooperation with girls from Młodzieżowy Ośrodek Socjoterapii (Youth Centre of Socialtherapy) in Rudzienko. It contains: photography exhibition, film, english translations of archival issues of daily paper and cycle of generative workshops. Project bases on belief that voice of young generation and their experiences are unique and momentous, it is contended ine the vein of Korczak's visions. It focuses on specific needs of young women connected with growing up to adulthood. Exhibition will be opened on 3rd May, its curator will be Barbara Piwowarska.
Second place in the contest was won by dr Adam Mazur and artist Piotr Uklański project „Poland”/„Polska”.
Alternately to IAE La Biennale in Venice takes place International Archotecture Exhibition showing the world's most important accomplishments, projects and concepts. Polish representations were repreatedly appreciated by jury, including the highest prize of Golden Lion for exhibition Hotel Polonia.Afterlife of Buildings.
Nowadays the commissioner of Polish Pavilion is Hanna Wróblewska and the attendant and organiser of exhibitions for both IAE is Narodowa Galeria Sztuki Zachęta (National Art Gallery Zachęta). The participation of Polish representatons on this year's 57 IAE was capitalised by Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland.