Serendipity Arts Festival
Serendipity Arts Festival is a multidisciplinary event on the banks of the river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa. A cultural experience in itself, the festival brings together visual, performing and culinary arts. Curated by a panel of artists and institutional figures, this second edition will feature over 70 art projects including 40 projects that are commissioned specifically for the festival.
We believe that our future is directly linked to creative thinking and that art has the power to propel society forward by provoking, questioning and breaking barriers. Therefore, our intention is to expose more people to art, address issues such as art education, patronage culture and interdisciplinary discourse.
Chance upon the unexpected
Seven disciplines of art and unlimited opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaborations. Explore your field of interest or explore all to be surprised by the unexpected.
Focusing on interdisciplinarity, this year’s projects address topics ranging from environmentalism to the history of Indian jazz. Through collaborative shows with eminent people and institutions, we explore film, photobooks, and projection as relevant photographic media
Curated by Dinesh Khanna and Prashant Panjiar.
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A large part of the focus of this year’s craft programme is towards Goan craft and architecture as a long term engagement with the region. In addition, we explore specific motifs and forms across various techniques and types of craft practiced in the region.
Curated by Manjari Nirula and Annapurna Garimella.
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We address different media and forms of art such as street art, public art, and current contemporary art practices, in an effort to engage with the subcontinent in both a young contemporary as well as archival context.
Curated by Ranjit Hoskote and Riyas Komu.
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Apart from bringing acclaimed Indian theatre performances to the festival, this year we look at immersive, physical, urban popular and experimental forms of theatre which question spectatorship and audience participation.
Curated by Lillete Dubey and Anuradha Kapur.
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Moving away from traditional musical performances, we examine innovations in music using technological interventions and a myriad of genres and styles. Showcasing national and international excellence through different forms, while exploring interdisciplinarity.
Curated by Shubha Mudgal and Ranjit Barot.
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This year’s dance programming expands its focus from last year to explore classical and contemporary dance forms in new and interpretive ways. The programming will be an energetic and compelling blend of commissioned pieces featuring
emerging talent, as well as luminaries in the field.
Curated by Sanjeev Bhargava and Tanusree Shankar.
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Moving away from the idea of food as sustenance alone, we appreciate cuisine as an art form through curated dinners and workshops. Focusing on local produce and regional flavours, we experience the playful, engaging and magical aspects of eating.
Curated by Odette Mascarenhas and Manu Chandra.