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GoaPhoto invites Stéphane Winter and Aruna Canevascini


GoaPhoto is an international photography festival that produces location-specific installations connecting photographic displays and their architectural contexts.

Festival dates: 23 – 26 November 2017
Venue: Saligao, North Goa, Goa

The participating Swiss photographers are:

Aruna Canevascini
Work on exhibit: Villa Argentina
Venue: #5 The House of Enquiry
The festival has chosen to use the mother-of-pearl shell windows in the entrance porch to frame “Villa Argentina”, which is the name of the house that Aruna Canevascini shares with her Iranian-born artist mother in Switzerland. This is a collaborative project where Canevascini recreates her mother’s poetic universe filtering it through her own, using her as a model sometimes and at other times arranging domestic objets trouvés for the camera. More

Stéphane Winter
Work on exhibit: Die Winter
Venue: #3 The House of the White Crabs
Stéphane Winter’s unique family album “The Winter”, spans 23 years of the photographer’s life. Adopted by a Swiss middle class couple in 1975 when he was one year old, Stéphane started clicking these playful family snapshots when he was just fifteen. The inevitably amateur feel of the early images gives way to a deliberate amateur aesthetic in the later works. What remains constant, however, is the non-stop enjoyment the Winters seemed to find in staging photographs for their photographer-son and act as a reminder that unconventional families are happy in their own way. More

About the Festival
GoaPhoto’s second edition will be held from 23 to 26 November 2017 in the village of Saligao, some 20 km north of Panaji (Goa’s capital), which boasts many remarkable examples of Goan heritage architecture. Because many of these homes continue to be lived in and used as residences, the project will propose an innovative approach to working with “living heritage”.

The festival has requested six curators to explore the theme of “the domestic” and to respond to the location their exhibitions will inhabit, as the private spaces that constitute the venues will retain their in situ furniture: it will be a case of two aesthetics -the photographic and the domestic- engaging with each other. More

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