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The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Coffee & Pepper
11:00am—12:00pm
Coffee & Pepper

Interactive, tutored workshops in understanding the relationship in the expression of coffee by comparing the outcomes of 3 different roasts and 2 different brewing techniques of the same coffee. Experiment in roasting single origin coffee bean in 3 different ways ..Read More ›

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
12:00pm—12:30pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

12:00pm—1:30pm

Loose Woman is the travels of a woman through and across media. What makes her loose is as much to do with the world around her, to the stuff that flows within her and, as mediated by, conjured, coaxed and ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
12:30pm—1:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

Honey is one of the world’s most magical of foods- made of nectar concentrated down to a sweet stickiness by thousands of bees working together in the hive. Come learn about India’s unique honey varieties- how their taste, colour, and ..Read More ›

2:00pm—6:00pm

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

3:00pm—4:15pm

This play is inspired by the stories of Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), an early Soviet era absurdist poet, writer and dramatist. Kharms was often incarcerated by the Stalinist regime for his unconventional and rebellious ways. He is said to have starved ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

Craft Beer has been sweeping across India over the past decade and is here to stay. Learn the art of Craft by attending this comprehensive beer workshop that will teach you the basics of Craft Beer from ingredients to the ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
4:30pm—5:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

Special Project A sunset cruise along the river Mandovi with a series of curated classical music concerts.  

Walk Back to Look
5:30pm—6:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

5:30pm—6:45pm

This play is inspired by the stories of Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), an early Soviet era absurdist poet, writer and dramatist. Kharms was often incarcerated by the Stalinist regime for his unconventional and rebellious ways. He is said to have starved ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

Stemming from the roots of the ancient Sanskrit text Natya Shastra, Kuchipudi is a classical dance-drama of India. The performers convey the selected story through dynamic movements and expressive eyes, aided by an ensemble of musicians. The traditional attire of ..Read More ›

Sriyah
7:00pm—8:00pm
Sriyah

The Sanskrit word Sriyah, which means sri, embodies the creative journey of the search of the goddess. The ancient wisdom, sacred rituals, divine transformation are unveiled and interpreted in an electrifying dance. Come watch, and you might witness a sacred ..Read More ›

Mahabharata
7:00pm—8:30pm
Mahabharata

This performance with puppets, masks, shadow puppets and materials looks at the Mahabharata as a dynamic narrative which has evolved over a few thousand years through the sung verses of Togalu Gombeyatta’s Sillakeyata Mahabharta and remains relevant in the new ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

At SAF this year, apart from the established and more formal theatre venues, we wish to bring theatre into the homes of individuals who are as passionate about this art form as the artist themselves. We want to bring these ..Read More ›

The Bartender
8:30pm—10:00pm
The Bartender

The Bartender is the brain child of Mikey McCleary - award winning songwriter, composer and producer whose eclectic mix of music sensibilities gives his music a unique edge. The band performs vintage music in a sensual, jazzy manner reminiscent of ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Coffee & Pepper
11:00am—12:00pm
Coffee & Pepper

Interactive, tutored workshops in understanding the relationship in the expression of coffee by comparing the outcomes of 3 different roasts and 2 different brewing techniques of the same coffee. Experiment in roasting single origin coffee bean in 3 different ways ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
12:00pm—12:30pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
12:30pm—1:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

siren eun young jung’s Anomalous Fantasy questions official history by putting into conversation the experiences of a young actress as she discovers the all-female musical theatre tradition in Korea known as Yeoseong Gukgeuk. This genre, which had its heyday in ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

Honey is one of the world’s most magical of foods- made of nectar concentrated down to a sweet stickiness by thousands of bees working together in the hive. Come learn about India’s unique honey varieties- how their taste, colour, and ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

2:30pm—4:30pm

A conversation around My Colour on Your Plate Paul McCarthy is widely considered to be one of the most influential and groundbreaking contemporary American artists. Born in 1945, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, he first established a multi-faceted ..Read More ›

3:00pm—4:15pm

This play is inspired by the stories of Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), an early Soviet era absurdist poet, writer and dramatist. Kharms was often incarcerated by the Stalinist regime for his unconventional and rebellious ways. He is said to have starved ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
3:00pm—4:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

4:00pm—5:00pm

‘Tanashah’, a solo by Navtej Johar, explores extremes. Based on the jail diaries of the revolutionary Bhagat Singh, particularly his essay ‘Why I am an Atheist’, it examines the resolve of a young man to walk to the gallows with ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

Craft Beer has been sweeping across India over the past decade and is here to stay. Learn the art of Craft by attending this comprehensive beer workshop that will teach you the basics of Craft Beer from ingredients to the ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
4:30pm—5:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

siren eun young jung’s Anomalous Fantasy questions official history by putting into conversation the experiences of a young actress as she discovers the all-female musical theatre tradition in Korea known as Yeoseong Gukgeuk. This genre, which had its heyday in ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

Special Project A sunset cruise along the river Mandovi with a series of curated classical music concerts.

Walk Back to Look
5:30pm—6:00pm
Walk Back to Look

Walk Back to Look is a performative response to the rhythm of the public site, by offering a counter beat—be it a crowded bus stand or a chaotic vegetable market. The temptation to look back, at an intriguing stranger or a ..Read More ›

5:30pm—6:45pm

This play is inspired by the stories of Daniil Kharms (1905-1942), an early Soviet era absurdist poet, writer and dramatist. Kharms was often incarcerated by the Stalinist regime for his unconventional and rebellious ways. He is said to have starved ..Read More ›

To Die Upon a Kiss… is a Kathakali performance, based on the world famous tragedy Othello by William Shakespeare. Constituting one of the most prominent classical dance forms of India, Kathakali is characterised by elaborate make up, face-masks and costumes. ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

Lavani has ruled the stage in many parts of Maharashtra over centuries. It is a form of song and dance that entertains the audience, engages them, and makes them an integral part of the performance. Traditionally it is performed in ..Read More ›

Bali
7:00pm—8:30pm
Bali

An excerpt from the Indian epic Ramayana, Adishakti’s Bali is a retelling of the various events that led to the battle between Bali, the ruler of Kishkindha and Ram, the King of Ayodhya and eventually, the death of Bali. Here, ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

At SAF this year, apart from the established and more formal theatre venues, we wish to bring theatre into the homes of individuals who are as passionate about this art form as the artist themselves. We want to bring these ..Read More ›

Songs Of Nature
8:30pm—10:30pm
Songs Of Nature

Through centuries, seasonal and nocturnal-diurnal cycles and individual elements from nature have inspired repertoire in diverse musical traditions in India. Song-texts celebrating seasons like Vasant or spring and Varsha or monsoon, or those that describe flora and fauna, address nature in ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm

The workshop is a space to explore the changing nature, through the medium of photography. Binaries between documentary and fiction, new and old media, fantasy and realism, still and moving image have collapsed. The photographer in the contemporary moment is ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

#Foodstagram
11:00am—12:00pm
#Foodstagram

Food, glorious food! Is food a source of pleasure or anxiety? What did you have for dinner last night or for breakfast this morning? How did you decide what to eat and how to prepare it? Do you long for ..Read More ›

Dinner is at 8
11:00am—11:30am
Dinner is at 8

'Dinner is at 8' uses steel utensils as its central object of play. While steel utensils work as a sensory medium through the play of sight and sound for the very young audiences, they also metaphorically allow the creators of ..Read More ›

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

Senses 3.0
12:00pm—1:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

Unlearning Lessons from my Father is a poetic response to questions around archiving. From within a political and cultural temporality that does not ‘archive’ to record, what would a ‘looking back at’ entail? Mani looks to his own personal biography and its ..Read More ›

Chais of India
1:30pm—2:30pm
Chais of India

Each region in India has its own recipes for Chai based on geographical location and cultural preparations. For example, fresh mint leaves are often added to chai in west India at a particular time so that the leaves don't turn ..Read More ›

Say, What?
2:00pm—3:30pm
Say, What?

Say, What? focusses on the interaction between two people who slide between using and abandoning codified language. As the audience encounters various conversations that are set up in space using sign language as a point of entry, the role of ..Read More ›

Priyanthi Anusha’s work navigates the subjectivity of maternity. In Mother's Painting, Anusha creates paintings with a mixture of breast milk and charcoal in an action that comments on the gestural work of male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Yves ..Read More ›

The conclave will focus on various aspects of art accessibility in contemporary times. The first panel will address new ways of engaging with art, exploring the shift towards performance, sound and interactive art experiences. The second session explores art education ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

Craft Beer has been sweeping across India over the past decade and is here to stay. Learn the art of Craft by attending this comprehensive beer workshop that will teach you the basics of Craft Beer from ingredients to the ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

Special Project A sunset cruise along the river Mandovi with a series of curated classical music concerts.

6:00pm—7:00pm

‘Tanashah’, a solo by Navtej Johar, explores extremes. Based on the jail diaries of the revolutionary Bhagat Singh, particularly his essay ‘Why I am an Atheist’, it examines the resolve of a young man to walk to the gallows with ..Read More ›

Lokapalanmare
6:30pm—7:30pm
Lokapalanmare

Lokapalanmare, a solo performance by Sadanam P.V. Balakrishnan is the first scene from the famous Kathakali play (Attakatha) Nalacharitham by the 18th century playwright, scholar ad poet, Unnayi Variar. The Nalacharitham, based on the Mahabharata, is a four-part play about ..Read More ›

Movement and Stills
7:00pm—8:00pm
Movement and Stills

Movements and Stills is an experimental idea based on challenging the physical energies to create a contemporary dance piece. The vocabulary of Kathak has innumerable patterns of lyrical movements- at times slow, at times crisp. The structure of the dance ..Read More ›

Akshayambara
7:00pm—9:00pm
Akshayambara

The play explores the representation of the feminine within the male-dominated practice of Yakshagana. What happens when a woman enters the professional space of a form performed by men for the last 800 years? Drawing from research and personal experience, ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

At SAF this year, apart from the established and more formal theatre venues, we wish to bring theatre into the homes of individuals who are as passionate about this art form as the artist themselves. We want to bring these ..Read More ›

Boombay Djembe Folas
8:00pm—8:45pm
Boombay Djembe Folas

An exciting and energetic group of drummers who play traditional rhythms from West Africa, Boombay Djember Folas are the pioneers of this form of music in Mumbai.

Raja Kumari
9:00pm—10:00pm
Raja Kumari

Raja Kumari is an LA based singer and Grammy nominated songwriter who has collaborated with Gwen Stefani, Iggy Azalea and Fifth Dimension. Her music is a mix of R&B, hip-hop and Asian samples.

8:00am—10:00am

The Travelling Dome is conducting five ecology walks around Panjim city. The region lies in the midst of rivers, beaches, wetlands, mangroves, creeks and springs. This fascinating watershed area supports a variety of plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Your ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm

The workshop is a space to explore the changing nature, through the medium of photography. Binaries between documentary and fiction, new and old media, fantasy and realism, still and moving image have collapsed. The photographer in the contemporary moment is ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

#Foodstagram
11:00am—12:00pm
#Foodstagram

Food, glorious food! Is food a source of pleasure or anxiety? What did you have for dinner last night or for breakfast this morning? How did you decide what to eat and how to prepare it? Do you long for ..Read More ›

Oool
11:00am—11:30am
Oool

A person, a place or a thing or much more? Join a fascinating journey with wool in Oool, where the performer takes you through discoveries with this versatile material along with music, movement, play and madness! Photography Credits: Anna Sophia ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

Mutant Salon
12:00pm—6:00pm
Mutant Salon

Founders Kwak and Astorga describe Mutant Salon as a ‘roving platform for collaborative performance and community-building that strives to foster connections between queer, trans, POC, womyn and mutant communities… in the act of self-care’. At Serendipity, Mutant Salon will offer ..Read More ›

Oool
12:30pm—1:00pm
Oool

A person, a place or a thing or much more? Join a fascinating journey with wool in Oool, where the performer takes you through discoveries with this versatile material along with music, movement, play and madness! Photography Credits: Anna Sophia ..Read More ›

Chais of India
1:30pm—2:30pm
Chais of India

Each region in India has its own recipes for Chai based on geographical location and cultural preparations. For example, fresh mint leaves are often added to chai in west India at a particular time so that the leaves don't turn ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
3:00pm—4:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

Elephant in the Room
4:00pm—6:00pm
Elephant in the Room

Master Tusk is a young boy, who has been given a new head- an elephant's head. Confused and bewildered, he finds himself lost in the forest, where danger lurks at every turn. He encounters a motley couple- Makadi (spider) and ..Read More ›

5:00pm—6:00pm

This site-specific work at Adil Shah Palace looks at igniting an experience that is created by placing moving bodies in and against an architectural space. The aim is to capture the variety of episodes/phases/stages the palace has been through over ..Read More ›

Agent Provocateur
6:00pm—7:15pm
Agent Provocateur

Agent Provocateur is a dance-theatre performance exploring the effects that a climate of growing intolerance has on the body and its impulses. The body is the site for both- sharing a personal response and for pondering the collective anxious. Conflict, ..Read More ›

Nidravathwam
6:30pm—7:30pm
Nidravathwam

Kumbakarna and Lakshmana, the brothers of the two protagonists of the Ramayana, are connected by boons that dramatically alter their cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Kumbakarna along with his brothers, Ravana and Vibhishana performed a major yajna and penance for ..Read More ›

Holi ki Raas Leela
7:00pm—8:00pm
Holi ki Raas Leela

The performance, which is laden with an age-old tradition and the abundance of flowers, accounts for Krishna’s ‘raas-leela’ with the gopis. Travelling from the land of Vrindavan to the coastal region of Goa, the spirited dance engages a variety of ..Read More ›

Vividh Varna
7:00pm—9:00pm
Vividh Varna

Odisha is a land of art and culture, where many folk dance forms have evolved in different regions of the state. Vividh Varna comprises the dance forms of Gotipua, Danda Nata, Sambalpuri and Ghumara, representing the myriad of hues and ..Read More ›

7:00pm—8:00pm

At SAF this year, apart from the established and more formal theatre venues, we wish to bring theatre into the homes of individuals who are as passionate about this art form as the artist themselves. We want to bring these ..Read More ›

8:30pm—10:00pm

Classic musicals remixed like you've never heard them before! Serendipity Soundscapes is a unique initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival. Our music curators are invited to bring together the unique sounds of the subcontinent in an extraordinary evening.

8:00am—10:00am

The Travelling Dome is conducting five ecology walks around Panjim city. The region lies in the midst of rivers, beaches, wetlands, mangroves, creeks and springs. This fascinating watershed area supports a variety of plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Your ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm

The workshop is a space to explore the changing nature, through the medium of photography. Binaries between documentary and fiction, new and old media, fantasy and realism, still and moving image have collapsed. The photographer in the contemporary moment is ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Responding to the social milieu of the time, all art forms evolve with their surroundings, assimilating and adapting cultural practices. The same applies to the performing arts – namely, music, dance and theatre – that have absorbed societal conditions, often ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

This workshop brings the local flavours of the North East to the coastal region of Goa. The pickles of Assam, which are made of fresh herbs, spices, and meat, are a treat to the tastebuds. Conducted by Monalisa Baruah, the ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

12:00pm—1:30pm

Loose Woman is the travels of a woman through and across media. What makes her loose is as much to do with the world around her, to the stuff that flows within her and, as mediated by, conjured, coaxed and ..Read More ›

Sugarcane and Art
1:30pm—2:30pm
Sugarcane and Art

A popular story in Goa narrates the tale of elephants rampaging sugarcane fields across the borders, causing damage to the crops. Inspired by this wild ethos, Mansi Trivedi has chosen sugarcane as the central focus, this time using it as ..Read More ›

Queen Size
2:00pm—4:30pm
Queen Size

Created in 2016 in response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalized sexual intercourse against the heteronormatively defined 'order of nature' in India for over 150 years, before it was finally scrapped by the Supreme Court of ..Read More ›

Priyanthi Anusha’s work navigates the subjectivity of maternity. In Mother's Painting, Anusha creates paintings with a mixture of breast milk and charcoal in an action that comments on the gestural work of male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Yves ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
3:00pm—4:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

4:00pm—4:30pm

‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is a site-specific intervention that questions the fine line between functionality and performativity in movement. Set up as a series of structured improvisations, ‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is performed at busy traffic intersections, thus pulling dance ..Read More ›

Notes on Chai
4:00pm—5:30pm
Notes on Chai

Notes on Chai is a collection of snippets of everyday conversations inter woven with abstract sound explorations that attempt to relocate our relationship with the quotidian. The piece explores the inner and outer landscape of urban life through everyday conversations. ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

5:00pm—6:00pm

This site-specific work at Adil Shah Palace looks at igniting an experience that is created by placing moving bodies in and against an architectural space. The aim is to capture the variety of episodes/phases/stages the palace has been through over ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

Special Project A sunset cruise along the river Mandovi with a series of curated classical music concerts.

6:00pm—6:30pm

‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is a site-specific intervention that questions the fine line between functionality and performativity in movement. Set up as a series of structured improvisations, ‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is performed at busy traffic intersections, thus pulling dance ..Read More ›

Comedy Wagon
6:00pm—8:00pm
Comedy Wagon

Special Event The finest stand up comedians are back in Goa for an evening of laughter. ANIRBAN DASGUPTA Anirban Dasgupta is a Mumbai-based engineer turned comedian and writer with who has performed extensively across the country for the last five ..Read More ›

The Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
The Gentlemen's Club

Set in a thriving underground club scene in Mumbai, Gentlemen's Club follows the lives of various drag kings who perform in the city that never sleeps. The protagonist Rocky, aka Shammsher, pays homage to the legendary Shammi Kapoor and the ..Read More ›

Karalsman
7:00pm—8:00pm
Karalsman

Chavittu Natakam originated in the coastal belt of western Kerala during the 16th and 17th century, together with the advent of the Christian Missionaries. Closely connected to Koothu and Koodiyattam of Kerala, the dance form also bears striking resemblance to ..Read More ›

Dhamaal
8:30pm—10:00pm
Dhamaal

Indian rhythm and percussive instruments have attracted musicians and music-lovers across cultures and continents. Indian drums are heard and seen in virtually every situation—in traditional music, cross-cultural music projects, or even on Hollywood soundtracks. Some are seen and heard in ..Read More ›

8:00am—10:00am

The Travelling Dome is conducting five ecology walks around Panjim city. The region lies in the midst of rivers, beaches, wetlands, mangroves, creeks and springs. This fascinating watershed area supports a variety of plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Your ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm

The workshop is a space to explore the changing nature, through the medium of photography. Binaries between documentary and fiction, new and old media, fantasy and realism, still and moving image have collapsed. The photographer in the contemporary moment is ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm

Using methods and approaches of creating a non-verbal sensorial play for toddlers, the sensorial pedagogy workshop has a twin objective. In working with a mix of theatre practitioners and primary school teachers within the same space, the workshop aims to ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Sugarcane and Art
11:00am—12:00pm
Sugarcane and Art

A popular story in Goa narrates the tale of elephants rampaging sugarcane fields across the borders, causing damage to the crops. Inspired by this wild ethos, Mansi Trivedi has chosen sugarcane as the central focus, this time using it as ..Read More ›

11:00am—5:00pm

On the first two days, the artists who are part of this edition on the Young Subcontinent will present their works to their peers and the public. The third day will consist of an open discussion between the artists and ..Read More ›

Senses 3.0
11:00am—12:00pm
Senses 3.0

Senses 3.0 is programmed with workshops for the differently abled, including sensitisation workshops for our able-bodied audiences.

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

The workshop dwells into the traditions of the past, at a time when home remedies were tantamount to survival. Derived from the Sanskrit word phena, meaning froth, Feni was brought to Goa by the Portuguese, and the distilled liquour obtained ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

Priyanthi Anusha’s work navigates the subjectivity of maternity. In Mother's Painting, Anusha creates paintings with a mixture of breast milk and charcoal in an action that comments on the gestural work of male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Yves ..Read More ›

4:00pm—4:30pm

‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is a site-specific intervention that questions the fine line between functionality and performativity in movement. Set up as a series of structured improvisations, ‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is performed at busy traffic intersections, thus pulling dance ..Read More ›

Love Prufrock
4:00pm—5:00pm
Love Prufrock

T.S Eliot’s 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock' examines the disillusionment of a man with the times he is living in. Derived from this literary masterpiece, the performance uses the interplay of the human body to understand the poem’s ..Read More ›

Varietals India
4:00pm—5:00pm
Varietals India

A look at Indian wine through its diverse grape varieties.  

6:00pm—6:30pm

‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is a site-specific intervention that questions the fine line between functionality and performativity in movement. Set up as a series of structured improvisations, ‘Look Left, Turn Right’ is performed at busy traffic intersections, thus pulling dance ..Read More ›

The Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
The Gentlemen's Club

Set in a thriving underground club scene in Mumbai, Gentlemen's Club follows the lives of various drag kings who perform in the city that never sleeps. The protagonist Rocky, aka Shammsher, pays homage to the legendary Shammi Kapoor and the ..Read More ›

Bandish Antaakshari
6:30pm—8:30pm
Bandish Antaakshari

Bandish, loosely translated as composition, acts as the seed-idea for melodic and rhythmic elaboration in various genres of vocal and instrumental Hindustani music. It is one of the tangible elements that not only represents the aesthetics of different gharanas (literally ..Read More ›

The Lost Wax Project
6:45pm—8:00pm
The Lost Wax Project

Four bodies trace a trajectory of thought within a circular space, moving to feel the negative space around each other as much as the space within the intention to move. Every time they move, they reach out towards something - ..Read More ›

Abhanga Ranga
7:00pm—8:00pm
Abhanga Ranga

Abhanga Ranga is a presentation that captures the spirit of the Varkari saints of Maharashtra through the medium of Bharatanatyam. The abhangas, which are gems of poetry rich with devotional fervour, have been translated into a visual landscape in this ..Read More ›

Karnatic Kattaikuttu
8:00pm—9:15pm
Karnatic Kattaikuttu

This is probably the first time that Karnatic music and Kattaikkuttu will meet on equal terms to explore what they share, where they differ, and how they "speak" with each other. The coming together of two artistic minds - a ..Read More ›

Insurrections Ensemble
8:30pm—10:00pm
Insurrections Ensemble

Special Project The Insurrections ensemble is in the process of creating a musical-poetic performance around the idea of the lament, as shaped by voices and instruments in different times and places. The lament will be the musical form that will trace ..Read More ›

8:00am—10:00am

The Travelling Dome is conducting five ecology walks around Panjim city. The region lies in the midst of rivers, beaches, wetlands, mangroves, creeks and springs. This fascinating watershed area supports a variety of plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Your ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

PlastiCity
10:30am—11:00am
PlastiCity

The show follows two performers as they discover that there is much more to plastic than what meets the eye. Cellophane sheets, poly bags, and plastic bottles transform through rhythm, sound, light and shadow creating ever-changing worlds of shape-shifting wonder. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

Through melodies, stories, and rangoli derived from food powders, Joanna D’Cunha and Sangeeta Pai Dhungat will introduce the audience to the traditions and different kinds of celebrations in Goa

11:00am—5:00pm

On the first two days, the artists who are part of this edition on the Young Subcontinent will present their works to their peers and the public. The third day will consist of an open discussion between the artists and ..Read More ›

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

PlastiCity
12:30pm—1:00pm
PlastiCity

The show follows two performers as they discover that there is much more to plastic than what meets the eye. Cellophane sheets, poly bags, and plastic bottles transform through rhythm, sound, light and shadow creating ever-changing worlds of shape-shifting wonder. ..Read More ›

Priyanthi Anusha’s work navigates the subjectivity of maternity. In Mother's Painting, Anusha creates paintings with a mixture of breast milk and charcoal in an action that comments on the gestural work of male artists such as Jackson Pollock and Yves ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

The workshop dwells into the traditions of the past, at a time when home remedies were tantamount to survival. Derived from the Sanskrit word phena, meaning froth, Feni was brought to Goa by the Portuguese, and the distilled liquour obtained ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

Saket, a self-proclaimed 'anti-national' has called an Uber to reach home at midnight. Saket gives directions to the Uber driver, but the driver is understanding what he is saying. Meanwhile, Suna, a self-proclaimed 'urban Naxal' is caught watching pornography at ..Read More ›

Varietals India
4:00pm—5:00pm
Varietals India

A look at Indian wine through its diverse grape varieties.  

Xina Xurner
4:30pm—6:00pm
Xina Xurner

Founders, Kwak and Astorga will perform a few concerts as Xina Xurner, an experimental musical act that blends hardcore, industrial, drone metal, techno-opera and bad drag to create a unique dance floor sensation. This performance is part of Out of ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

Special Project A sunset cruise along the river Mandovi with a series of curated classical music concerts.

6:00pm—8:00pm

Spotlight on the Margins There are many layers of marginalization that have stemmed since time immemorial owing to stereotypes and stigmas. Its time for the paradigms  to change and allow for voices to be heard and to shed light on ..Read More ›

The Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
The Gentlemen's Club

Set in a thriving underground club scene in Mumbai, Gentlemen's Club follows the lives of various drag kings who perform in the city that never sleeps. The protagonist Rocky, aka Shammsher, pays homage to the legendary Shammi Kapoor and the ..Read More ›

Urubhangam
6:30pm—7:30pm
Urubhangam

Among all the Bhasa plays, Urubhangam has an eternal relevance cutting across centuries. In this play, the hero is Duryodhana, usually regarded as the anti-hero or the villain in all the traditional renderings of Mahabharata. The plot maintains a unique ..Read More ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

Saket, a self-proclaimed 'anti-national' has called an Uber to reach home at midnight. Saket gives directions to the Uber driver, but the driver is understanding what he is saying. Meanwhile, Suna, a self-proclaimed 'urban Naxal' is caught watching pornography at ..Read More ›

Serendipity Soundscapes is a unique initiative by Serendipity Arts Festival. Our music curators are invited to bring together the unique sounds of the subcontinent in an extraordinary evening. Maverick Playlist celebrates unfettered musical exchange. Drawing on diverse musical ideas, techniques, ..Read More ›

8:00am—10:00am

The Travelling Dome is conducting five ecology walks around Panjim city. The region lies in the midst of rivers, beaches, wetlands, mangroves, creeks and springs. This fascinating watershed area supports a variety of plants, birds, reptiles and aquatic creatures. Your ..Read More ›

The Barefoot School of Craft is a unique architectural project that was initiated in the previous edition of the festival. The first stage was accomplished by creating a vision, through the selection of fifteen models in an architectural competition, which ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This exhibition explores how the handmade in India is experienced through objects of utility ranging from recent innovations and artisanal expression to ubiquitous objects found in public and private spaces. Forms of shelter, furniture, floor covering, lighting, kitchen utensils and ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—6:00pm
The Charpai

Special Project If one were to imagine a single piece of furniture that is truly Indian, it would be the charpai. The charpai is a rectangular wooden frame having four legs (hence the word char pai), with a woven fiber/ ..Read More ›

Spice Lab
10:00am—6:00pm
Spice Lab

Taste and smell, particularly those which are linked to food and spices are the greatest triggers of memories. The Spice Lab will be a multi-sensory experience, exploring the way spices are combined for use in cooking; whether through dry rubs, ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concepts is that of 'vernacular' photography - a term often applied to quotidian images, which in India, given its colonial connotations, has been ..Read More ›

Intimate Documents
10:00am—6:00pm
Intimate Documents

It had been proclaimed that the photograph is dead, yet it thrives, as it morphs itself to the ever shifting contemporary. In many senses it is irreplaceable. Like 'truth' has reinvented itself, so has the photograph - only the 'reality' ..Read More ›

The Urban Re-imagined
10:00am—6:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

New urban spaces are creating fresh contestations of global capital and local realities. The idea of the urban has been defined outside the rural as a divide, even as society seamlessly flows between them. Carved out of terrains of multiple ..Read More ›

Until the mid-nineteenth century royal courts in India were the main source of patronage to Hindustani music, but after 1858, the establishment of the British Crown as the paramount power in India crippled Indian princely power. Gradually, hereditary musicians and ..Read More ›

Fermented Frontier
10:00am—6:00pm
Fermented Frontier

Fermented Frontier is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive installation of the sounds, dramatic texts, visuals and movements of conversations in multiple languages - from ..Read More ›

This exhibition project for the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 will be developed around the proposition of ‘the sacred everyday’ – the interrelationship between the domain of the divine, iconic, cosmic and sublime on the one hand, and the realm of ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

The curatorial concept informing the exhibition, “My Colour on Your Plate”, is to use the idea of a “map” as a metaphor, rather than a literal image. It seeks to move beyond the practical history and function of maps as ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Through the last two editions, the Young Subcontinent (YS) project attempted to chart the contours and sightlines of South Asian art imagination and art practice, illustrating and celebrating the lines of convergence, the commonalities in historical experiences, the entanglements of ..Read More ›

Line of Flight
10:00am—6:00pm
Line of Flight

Conceptualised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, LINE OF FLIGHT is a three-part project initiated at the Serendipity Arts Festival, 2018. It borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed by Gilles Deleuze and was conceived to address mobility as ..Read More ›

Panjim 175
10:00am—6:00pm
Panjim 175

Special Project The heritage city of Panjim has a unique cultural and social history, both within the context of the former Estado da India Portuguesa (1510 -1961) and the post-Liberation period as the capital of India's smallest state. 2018 marks ..Read More ›

Dharti Arts Residency
10:00am—6:00pm
Dharti Arts Residency

This exhibition will showcase the work for four artists who were selected to be a part of a 3-month residency facilitated by Serendipity Arts Foundation. This residency, in its second cycle, was based equally in theory and practice, allowing the ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

Sounds in My Head is at its core, a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a unique aural and physical experience. It is, in essence, a museum of sounds, with sonic experiments by people who ..Read More ›

Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its evolution over the decades. ..Read More ›

10:00am—6:00pm

This project presents ‘digital heritage’ experiences inspired by Goa. The Digital Heritage Play Lab encourages people to explore Goan heritage through emergent media experiences and platforms. We are surrounded by objects, places and practices that have been a part of ..Read More ›

Between and Betwixt
10:00am—6:00pm
Between and Betwixt

In-betweenness of Betwixt and Between situation is related to liminality, is intermediary, transitional and hybrid. It has culturally recognised liminal state that occurs during rites of passage or transition. Referring to the history, the most dominated chapter of Goan history ..Read More ›

St+art Goa
10:00am—6:00pm
St+art Goa

Serendipity Arts Festival continues its association with St+art India Foundation, who will bring to Goa various street art projects, inlcuding a Guerilla Residency in Fontainhas, murals, temporary shadow art and hand painted signboards. Image Courtesy: St+art India Foundation, Serendipity Arts ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

Curioso DIY, Art & Craft Corners are creative and experiential spaces designed to get people excited about the idea of making things with their hands, even if they have no prior art or craft experience. The aim is to encourage ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

Through melodies, stories, and rangoli derived from food powders, Joanna D’Cunha and Sangeeta Pai Dhungat will introduce the audience to the traditions and different kinds of celebrations in Goa

11:00am—12:30pm

Explored in two formats, the two parts of the title run parallel lives as live performance and video installation. ‘To Be Danced...’ is a solo that builds a relationship between a live performer, her moving image and the patterns of ..Read More ›

12:00pm—4:00pm

In every Goan village, the marketplace was the vibrant, colourful focus of every local's daily life. Originally part of the ancient gaunkari system, it evolved into the Titya (Tinto) meaning a "market at three roads." It was at this venue ..Read More ›

Music in the Park
12:00pm—3:00pm
Music in the Park

Special Project Concerts in the park by a variety of musicians and bands. Genres range from jazz to fusion, pop to retro, and blues to funk.

12:00pm—6:00pm

Schedule of Live Acts In bringing together the present selection of artists and exhibition materials, this project draws attention to the practice of performance in Asia, and especially in South Asia, gathering a multi-generational group of artists to underscore its ..Read More ›

River Lin offers a reflection on cycles of waking and sleeping, presence and absence, transience, and labor in his durational performance Sleeping in between Tehching Hsieh and On Kawara. As the title suggests, the piece also gives a sly nod ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

This workshop brings the local flavours of the North East to the coastal region of Goa. The pickles of Assam, which are made of fresh herbs, spices, and meat, are a treat to the tastebuds. Conducted by Monalisa Baruah, the ..Read More ›

2:00pm—3:30pm

Loose Woman is the travels of a woman through and across media. What makes her loose is as much to do with the world around her, to the stuff that flows within her and, as mediated by, conjured, coaxed and ..Read More ›

Still/Moving
3:00pm—6:00pm
Still/Moving

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that focuses on a dialogue between pre-existing material and images in the making. All the films use archival and found footage in the form of still and moving images to explore questions ..Read More ›

Still/Moving is a curated package of non-fiction films that attempts to enable a dialogue between pre-existing material and images created by the filmmaker. Deploying archival images and found footage, the films in the package wrestle with questions of erasure, silence ..Read More ›

On the first two days, the artists who are part of this edition on the Young Subcontinent will present their works to their peers and the public. The third day will consist of an open discussion between the artists and ..Read More ›

C Sharp C Blunt
4:00pm—5:30pm
C Sharp C Blunt

Meet Shilpa- an attractive, interactive, user-friendly, and the most popular mobile phone app of 2018. Created using the latest technology, Shilpa will sing for you– in the flesh. She will hum the songs you want to hear in her sugary ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

Saket, a self-proclaimed 'anti-national' has called an Uber to reach home at midnight. Saket gives directions to the Uber driver, but the driver is understanding what he is saying. Meanwhile, Suna, a self-proclaimed 'urban Naxal' is caught watching pornography at ..Read More ›

5:00pm—6:30pm

Explored in two formats, the two parts of the title run parallel lives as live performance and video installation. ‘To Be Danced...’ is a solo that builds a relationship between a live performer, her moving image and the patterns of ..Read More ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

Saket, a self-proclaimed 'anti-national' has called an Uber to reach home at midnight. Saket gives directions to the Uber driver, but the driver is understanding what he is saying. Meanwhile, Suna, a self-proclaimed 'urban Naxal' is caught watching pornography at ..Read More ›

8:00pm—10:00pm

The popular series comes back to Serendipity Arts Festival with its signature mix of fusion music. The Clinton Cerejo band features Clinton Cerejo, along with accomplished vocalists Bianca Gomes and Sudeep Jaipurwale. Together with some of the country’s finest live ..Read More ›