This exhibition/performance centres on Amruta Patil’s gorgeous oeuvre as the most painterly of graphic novelists. Raised and educated in Goa, she has often felt excluded from belonging. Though she lives in rural France, her artwork dwells on what it means to be Indian, looking both East and West at the same time. Patil says her world is her desk, which she recreates ritually in different locations to evoke her particular universe of meaning. At Serendipity 2019, this ‘moveable altar’ (the inspiration comes from an iconic Hemingway book about his own working life in Paris) will take shape anew in the storied Institute Menezes Braganza in Panjim as installation, exhibition of paintings and performance by Amruta herself.