DISCIPLINE VISUAL ARTS
CURATED BY Vivek Menezes
Panelists/Presenters Aruna D'Souza, Amruta Patil, Brendan Fernandes, Antonio e Costa, Anajali Arondekar, Solomon Souza, Sergio Santimano
15 - 21 DEC
15th December/ Sunday
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Azulejo (at Instituto Camoes)
A presentation accompanying Azulejo—an exhibition features 25 Goa-based artists under the age of 40 years, who first came together in June at the lovely heritage headquarters of Instituto Camões (IC) at the Casa Basilio Dias on the Panjim waterfront, to study and learn about the iconic Islamic-Iberian ceramic tile-work that has spread in innumerable beautiful manifestations all over the world.
16th December / Monday
4:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Solomon Souza
A presentation by Solomon Souza, a noted Israeli American street artist, whose grandfather is the noted Goan modernist, Francis Newton Souza.
5:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Brendan Fernandes
A presentation by Brendan Fernandes—an internationally recognised Canadian artist working at the intersection of dance and visual arts. Currently based out of Chicago, Fernandes' projects address issues of race, queer culture, migration, protest and other forms of collective movement.
17th December / Tuesday
4:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Aruna D'Souza
Aruna D'Souza writes about modern and contemporary art; intersectional feminisms and other forms of politics; and how museums shape our views of each other and the world. Her most recent book Whitewalling: Art, Race, and Protest in 3 Acts (Badlands Unlimited 2018) was named one of the best art books of 2018 by the New York Times.
5:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Amruta Patil
Writer-painter Amruta Patil is the author of graphic novels Kari (2008); the Mahabharat and Purana-based Parva duology, Adi Parva: Churning of the Ocean (2012) and Sauptik: Blood and Flowers (2016); and Aranyaka: Book of the Forest (2019). Kari was shortlisted for the Shakti Bhatt First Book award. Adi Parva was selected as one of 2012’s best graphic novels by comic book historian, Paul Gravett. Sauptik was one of Amazon India’s Memorable Books of 2016.
18th December / Wednesday
4:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Sergio Santimano
Sergio Santimano was born in Lourenço Marques, now Maputo, Mozambique in 1956 and works in documentary and reportage photography. Santimano began his career as a photo-journalist for the newspaper Domingo in 1982. From 1983 to 1988 he worked for the national and international press covering the war, famine and politics for the Mozambican News Agency—AIM.
5:00 pm: Introductory Presentation - Antonio E Costa
Antonio E Costa is an abstract artist who has lived and painted all over the world. His works in mixed media, on canvas and paper, over several decades and many periods of transition, have gained a universal reality beyond their visual presence. E Costa’s training in fine arts, architecture and urban design, has widened the scope of his vision to encompass environmental design and woodwork in many countries.
19th December / Thursday
The Liberation Dialogues
11:00 am: Goan art in the 21st century (with the Azulejo artists)
12:00 pm: Presentation by Anjali Arondekar
Anjali Aronderkar is a professor from the Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work engages the politics and poetics of sexuality, race and historiography, with a strong focus on comparative empires within South Asian and Indian Ocean studies.
3:00 pm: Ways of Belonging: Amruta Patil and Solomon Souza
4:00 pm: Forever on the Road: Sergio Santimano and Antonio e Costa
5:00 pm: The Poetics of Protest: Aruna D'Souza and Brendan Fernandes
20th December / Friday
4:00 - 6:00 pm: Roundtable Discussion
21st December / Saturday
4:00 - 6:00n pm: Roundtable Discussion
Image: Illustration by Brendan Fernandes.