Azulejos Diptych | Shaken not Stirred 2016
Hand-edited photography by Friso Witteveen, 2015, Goa, India
75 x 60 cm. each, print on Fine Art Paper
specially made work in the photographic series Shaken not Stirred
AZULEJOS DIPTYCH is one of the international works in the
Museum of Goa (MOG) – Museum for Contemporary Arts
HISTORIES OF GOA
A journey through Goa’s histories
From 1th June to 1th December 2016
Curated by Dr. Subodh Kerkar
Museum of Goa | Histories of Goa
MORPHOLOGY OF ARCHIVE
Connected Histories of Goa
From 12th February to 2th May 2016
Curated by Sabitha T. P. with curatorial associate Lina Vincent
AZULEJOS DIPTYCH | Shaken not Stirred is based on an original Azulejos
(±1925), traditional Portuguese hand-painted ceramic tiles by the Portuguese
artist Jorge Colaço (1868 – 1942). The Azulejos can be found at the entrance
hall of Institute Menezes Braganza, once the Institute Vasco da Gama,
at Azad Maidan, Panaji Goa.
The Azulejos shows a scene from ‘Os Lusíadas’, a famous epic and glorious
Portuguese poem by Luís Vaz de Camões that tells the tale of Portugal’s
15th- and 16th-century voyages of discovery.
AZULEJOS DIPTYCH | Shaken not Stirred subtly alters the viewer’s experience
and impression of historical and contemporary social issues.
The work re-inserts a historical phenomenon in a new context: the Goa Azulejos
in the artist’s studio and on the sea-side, reflecting on Portuguese overseas
colonialism and historical, architectural and social influences in Goa, India.
Museum of Goa
Plot No. 79, Pilerne Industrial Estate, Pilerne, Bardez, Goa – 403511
AZULEJOS DIPTYCH | Shaken not Stirred © 2015 Friso Witteveen
Amsterdam The Netherlands