Sharon Lockhart is the artist invited for the Passages section. She will also present her latest film, Rudzienko, together with a film chosen by her, Children must laugh, by Aleksander Ford. The exhibition curated by Pedro Lapa (who had presented the artist’s exhibition, Pine Flat, at MNAC) includes photographs, a series of works using other media, and the screening of her films Podwórka, from 2009 (programmed by Manon de Boer with her own work and shown in theatres at Doclisboa 2016), and Antoine/Milena, from 2015. Both films, as well as her photo work, focus on the universe of children and young teenagers, recording their liveliness and poetic thickness.
This section derives from the convergence of two recent movements: the passage of film to the museum and the gallery and the inclusion of documentary practices in contemporary art. Passages attempts to reflect the diversity and complexity which continues to redraw notions of the documentary, opening new perspectives, whilst also questioning boundaries of categories and disciplines between the visual arts and cinema.