We are pleased to present the 2017 Guest Curators Showcase of our 13th Edition.
- December 9th – 7.30pm
The first of the two evening projections, showcasing a selection of talented photographers from all around the world. Curated by Wawi Navarroza as one of the official guest curators.; at BAMBU STAGE
- December 11th – 8pm
The second of the two evening projections. “ANTHROPOCENIC MINDSCAPES” is exploring the idea of the human race and its co-existence with natural surroundings. Curated by Anshika Varma as one of the official guest curators; at BAMBU STAGE
2017 Guest Curator: Wawi Navarroza
Wawi is an artist/photographer from Manila, Philippines.
Her work with photography has taken shape in highly stylized symbolic tableau vivants to her more recent interest in landscape, constructed still life, and installation. Navarroza has widely exhibited in the Philippines and internationally. She has received a number of awards such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Thirteen Artists Awards national triennial (2012), the winner prize at the Ateneo Art Awards (2007), honorary award at Lumi Photographic Art Awards, Helsinki (2011). In 2015, she founded THOUSANDFOLD, an independent multi-platform space dedicated to contemporary photography and photobooks in Manila.
GUEST CURATOR – WAWI NAVARROZA
2017 Guest Curator: Anshika Varma
Anshika is a freelance documentary photographer, whose photographs are a means of exploring social and cultural changes in structures within communities. Her projects have been exhibited through various galleries in India, Italy and New York. Her works have been published by various national and international media such as The Sunday Guardian, National Geographic, Time Out, Tehelka, The Rolling Stones, Vogue and People Magazine.
She has also worked on various book projects with the HCL Foundation, Mahindra Rise, Vodafone Foundation, Roli Books, Hachette Publishing (India), Random House (India) and The Tehelka Foundation.
Curational Note “ANTHROPOCENIC MINDSCAPES”
Anthropocenic mindscapes is a reassertion of the complex relationship between the human mind and our natural environment. This relationship is often simplified by limiting natures’ presence in our lives as a transactional commodity. It exists only just to provide for us. Our environmental concerns become statistical data, waiting to be analyzed, processed and categorized. In context of the global environmental concerns we are facing today, it becomes imperative to renegotiate with nature by also acknowledging it’s psychological impact on our lives.
The curation approaches these issues through personal connections that photographers have experienced with their surroundings. It looks at the effects of natural elements on our collective identities: building communities, feeding religions, mythologies and fantasies; defining features of our species. By acknowledging that the changes on earth can be classified through observation of human behavior, we are forced to reassess our ideas of progress. Can we be convinced to draw new parameters to define development?
EVENING PROJECTION “ANTHROPOCENIC MINDSCAPES”/
GUEST CURATOR – ANSHIKA VARMA