Verzasca Foto Festival
1 September until 1 October 2022, Valle Verzasca, Ticino
The house is a perimeter: it defines the space in which we live. In distant times, during the night our ancestors gathered around a fire, whose flames drew the boundary between the warmth and light and the darkness. In this flickering and evanescent boundary lies perhaps the core of the first idea of home.
This year, Verzasca Foto Festival explores houses and the people who live in them. We will tell stories of houses in the pipeline or in ruins, of homeless people and peopleless homes. Of nomadic houses and houses rooted in their territory. Of homes that are the reflection of those who inhabit them and of people who are the reflection of their homes.
For the second year in a row, the main activities and the outdoor exhibitions will take place in Brione Verzasca. Among stone walls, narrows, and squares, the houses photographed by international artists will interact with the stone houses of the village. Their dialogue will reveal the constants of living around the world, but it will also show how every space welcomes, isolates, frees, and breathes in its own way.
An event by:
Breathing houses: 4Plus (AM); Aline D’Auria (CH); Dina Oganova (GE); Julia Fullerton-Batten (DE/UK); Marie-Pierre Cravedi (FR/CH); Natela Grigalashvili (GE); Rebecca Bowring (UK); Roxana Savin (RO); Stephen Kelly (UK/CH).
Artists-in-residence: Anita Khemka & Imran Kokiloo (IN); Belhassen Handous (TN); He Bo (CN); Jake Niemiec (US); Lisa Lurati (CH); Maryna Shtanko (UA); Victor Zea (PE).
Nera di Verzasca Award: Tomasz Kawecki (PL)