Old Goa Institue of Management

Known by various names at various points in its long history – the Royal Portuguese Hospital, the Hospital of All Saints, and Our Lady of Mercy – it is perhaps the oldest hospital in Asia, established in 1681, from where doctors and modern European ideas of health and hygiene spread across the Indian Ocean, from Mozambique to Macau. In 1993, the complex became home to the Goa Institute of Management (which has, meanwhile, moved to Panaji). While the complex includes many structures of a later date, the main building and its adjoining retain roughly the original schema. This beautiful venue, which fronts the river – vistas of which are afforded by the generous bay windows on its upper floor – is one of the main hub of Serendipity Arts Festival 2018, housing a host of exciting exhibitions, sound installations, performance art and speaker series.

Events at Old Goa Institue of Management

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

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 ›