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, 15 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
10:00am—11:00am
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 ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

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 ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

Coffee & Pepper
1:30pm—2:30pm
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 ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..Read More ›

Kharms
3:00pm—4:00pm
Kharms

An original piece commissioned for Serendipity Arts Festival. Details forthcoming.

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 ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

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 ›

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.  

Kharms
5:30pm—6:30pm
Kharms

An original piece commissioned for Serendipity Arts Festival. Details forthcoming.

Mahabharata
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

Theatre At Home
6:00pm—7:00pm
Theatre At Home

At SAF this year, part 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 ›

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 ›

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

Classic Bollywood tunes remixed and set to jazz.

, 16 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

Walk Back to Look
10:00am—11:00am
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 ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

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 ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

Coffee & Pepper
1:30pm—2:30pm
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 ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..Read More ›

Kharms
3:00pm—4:00pm
Kharms

An original piece commissioned for Serendipity Arts Festival. Details forthcoming.

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 ›

Bali
4:00pm—6:00pm
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 ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

The solo will traverse between form, image, and abstraction. The aim would be to not only explore the grammatical processes of structuring and de-structuring that pertain between experience and formalized form, but also to locate a space of repose and ..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.

Kharms
5:30pm—6:30pm
Kharms

An original piece commissioned for Serendipity Arts Festival. Details forthcoming.

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 ›

Theatre At Home
6:00pm—7:00pm
Theatre At Home

At SAF this year, part 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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

, 17 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

Dinner is at 8
10:00am—1:00pm
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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

1:30pm—2:30pm

To develop a great food and wine pairing can be easily done by experimenting with 6 main basic flavour profiles. It’s time to take a closer look at the fundamental flavour profiles for food and wine pairing and why it ..Read More ›

1:30pm—2:30pm

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 ›

Say, What
2:00pm—4:00pm
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 ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

Akshayambara
4:00pm—6:00pm
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 ›

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.

Lokapalanmare
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

6:00pm—8:00pm

The solo will traverse between form, image, and abstraction. The aim would be to not only explore the grammatical processes of structuring and de-structuring that pertain between experience and formalized form, but also to locate a space of repose and ..Read More ›

Theatre At Home
6:00pm—7:00pm
Theatre At Home

At SAF this year, part 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 ›

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 ›

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.

, 18 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

Oool
10:00am—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!

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

To develop a great food and wine pairing can be easily done by experimenting with 6 main basic flavour profiles. It’s time to take a closer look at the fundamental flavour profiles for food and wine pairing and why it ..Read More ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

The 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 the ..Read More ›

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 ›

Nidravathwam
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

Agent Provocateur
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

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 Gotipua, Danda Nata, Sambalpuri and Ghumara, representing the folk culture of different regions of Odisha. Gotipua ..Read More ›

, 19 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

The Assamese Pickling Affair 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 ..Read More ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

Commissioned Piece
4:00pm—6:00pm
Commissioned Piece

StopLookGo is a site specific intervention. It is performative in nature, but the premise of this is also questioning the line between functionality and performativity in movement. While there are some site specific works that are built to be a ..Read More ›

The 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 the ..Read More ›

Notes on Chai
4:00pm—6:00pm
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 ›

Queen Size
4:00pm—4:45pm
Queen Size

In response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in India, Queen Size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, ..Read More ›

Queen Size
4:30pm—5:15pm
Queen Size

In response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in India, Queen Size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, ..Read More ›

Queen Size
5:00pm—5:45pm
Queen Size

In response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in India, Queen Size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, ..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.

Queen Size
5:30pm—6:15pm
Queen Size

In response to Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that criminalises homosexuality in India, Queen Size is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, ..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.

Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
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 ›

, 20 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

10:00am—4:00pm
Out of Turn
10:00am—6:00pm
Out of Turn

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

1:30pm—2:30pm

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

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 ›

Commissioned Piece
2:00pm—4:00pm
Commissioned Piece

StopLookGo is a site specific intervention. It is performative in nature, but the premise of this is also questioning the line between functionality and performativity in movement. While there are some site specific works that are built to be a ..Read More ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

Love Prufrock
4:00pm—6:00pm
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 ›

Bandish Antaakshari
5:00pm—7:00pm
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 ›

Lost Wax Project
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
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 ›

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—10:00pm
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 ›

8:30pm—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.

, 21 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

PlastiCity
10:00am—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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

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 ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

1:30pm—2:30pm

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

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 ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

To Be Danced in Rooms lies in the space between why we move and the need to begin dancing, ranging between impulse and what becomes interaction. The work comes out of questions around movement identity, gender and repetitive visual self-representation. ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

4:00pm—6:00pm

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 ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

River Raga
5:00pm—6:00pm
River Raga

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

Urubhangam
6:00pm—8:00pm
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 ›

Gentlemen's Club
6:30pm—8:00pm
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 ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

Studio Serendipity 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.

, 22 December

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 architectural competition, which were ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

This exhibition will highlight how material handcrafts in India are experienced through objects of utility through collaborations between craftspeople, designers, and artists, as well as independent works. The objects will be exhibited in an installation that references the domestic environment ..Read More ›

The Charpai
10:00am—7:00pm
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—7:00pm
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

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 ›

10:00am—7:00pm

The history of photography in India presents some unexplored and unexpected gaps. One of the most understudied concept 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—7:00pm
The Urban Re-imagined

Urban spaces are rapidly transforming in India. What was once ecological is now becoming polluted, and even getting destroyed. How we imagine them now can shape them in the future. The project will speak about this issue, and also about ..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. This seems to have ..Read More ›

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

The premise of Fermented Frontier is sci-fi- a trope of aliens who can con human forms. It is a series of performance walks that originate in a bookshop/library, and spill over to the streets and congregate over tea/coffee. An interactive ..Read More ›

10:00am—7:00pm

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, to be first showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2018. It consists of a daylong symposium, an exhibition and a publication. The project borrows its name from the concept of nomadic creativity developed ..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 ›

Ecological Spaces
10:00am—7:00pm
Ecological Spaces

10:00am—6:00pm

Self Morph is a sound experience – at its core, the museum is a space for sound which invades your entire being, leaving visitors with a completely transformative aural and physical experience. Aimed at triggering the senses and altering the ..Read More ›

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

Bringing together a selection of artists and collection materials OUT OF TURN, curated by Meenakshi Thirukode in collaboration with Asia Art Archive, draws attention to the rise of performance art across South Asia since its earliest instances in the 1970s. ..Read More ›

11:00am—12:00pm

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 ›

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

Special Project Concerts in the park by Goan musicians and bands.

1:30pm—2:30pm

The Assamese Pickling Affair 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 ..Read More ›

2:00pm—4:00pm

To Be Danced in Rooms lies in the space between why we move and the need to begin dancing, ranging between impulse and what becomes interaction. The work comes out of questions around movement identity, gender and repetitive visual self-representation. ..Read More ›

Chai Nashta
3:00pm—6:00pm
Chai Nashta

This project will explore the concept of high tea in different cultures from across India. Exploring not just the beverage but also its accompaniments– from the deep-fried samosa to the various kinds of farsaan, Chai Nashta as a multi-disciplinary project ..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 ›

C Sharp C Blunt
4:00pm—6:00pm
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

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

4:00pm—5:00pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

6:30pm—7:30pm

An experimental and original piece, the script for this two-performer act consists of only five lines. Loaded with emotions, the performance deals with the last lines spoken between two lovers on the verge of a break up. This is an ..Read More ›

Anti Musicals
8:30pm—10:00pm
Anti Musicals

A rendition of classic Bollywood songs mixed and remixed like you’ve never heard them before!