Our weekly round-up of news from the art world

Sharon Lockhart gives voice to ‘troubled girls’ and Jewish orphans at the Venice Biennale

By Jori Finkel

For her project in the Polish pavilion, the photographer pays tribute to a pediatrician and writer who pioneered children’s rights

Sharon Lockhart, Little Review, 2017 (Image: courtesy of the artist and Zachęta—National Gallery of Art)

Sharon Lockhart, Little Review, 2017 (Image: courtesy of the artist and Zachęta—National Gallery of Art)

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Julian Stanczak, Abstract Painter, Dies at 88

Julian Stanczak, a Polish-born American abstract painter who rose to fame as a leading figure of the popular Op Art movement but slipped into obscurity when its reputation flagged, died on March 25 at his home in Seven Hills, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. He was 88.

Julian Stanczak at his home in Ohio in 2013.

Julian Stanczak at his home in Ohio in 2013.

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Documenta 14, a German Art Show’s Greek Revival

ATHENS — Even today, in a supersaturated calendar of worldwide art events, no show matters more than Documenta, a colossal German exhibition of contemporary art, reinvented every five or so years as a “museum of 100 days.”

Patrons take in Daniel García Andújar’s “Disasters of War” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times

Patrons take in Daniel García Andújar’s “Disasters of War” at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times

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What We Can Learn from Artistic Unions in Poland

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A Brief History of Drag in the Art World

By Amelia Abraham/ Artsy Editorial

Drag has a rich cultural history, spanning cross-dressing performances and deliberate parodies of fixed roles of gender and sexuality. Men have been performing on stage as women since the Ancient Greek tragedies, Shakespeare famously cast men as women, and Baroque operas featured early examples of drag.

© Charles Atlas; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York.

© Charles Atlas; courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine, New York

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From the Contemporary Lynx archives:

Into the studio: Edward Krasinski

by Laura Robertson

Ahead of his major retrospective opening this week at Tate Liverpool, we visit the lovingly preserved former studio and home of Polish artist Edward Krasiński — uncovering ostrich eggs, VAT receipts, blue Scotch tape, toy mice, and all…

A collection of photographs and postcards. Edward Krasiński’s studio apartment, Warsaw, Poland, 2016

A collection of photographs and postcards. Edward Krasiński’s studio apartment, Warsaw, Poland, 2016

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