Goa’s Serendipity Arts Festival announces new set of curators

May 09, 2019 11:23 am | Updated 11:23 am IST - Panaji

The fourth edition of the annual Serendipity Arts Festival, with a vision of energising arts production, awareness and practice across South Asia, has announced the line-up of curators for its annual outreach.

The festival is organised by Serendipity Arts Foundation, a not for profit organisation. As a multi-disciplinary arts festival, Serendipity is curated across seven disciplines — craft, music, theatre, dance, culinary arts, visual arts and photography. The dates for the festival are December 15-22, 2019, and will take place in the city.

The curators include Aneesh Pradhan and Sneha Khanwalkar for music, Leela Samson and Mayuri Upadhyaya for dance, Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag for theatre, Rahul Akerkar and Prahlad Sukhtankar for culinary arts, Rahaab Allana and Ravi Agarwal for photography; Jyotindra Jain and Sudarshan Shetty for visual arts and Pramod KG for crafts.

Additionally, there are also the host of special projects across disciplines that will be curated by HH Art Spaces, St+art India Foundation, Vishal K. Dar, Vidya Shivadas, Anurupa Roy and Nancy Adajania, among others.

“We are aiming at bringing back the magic of art into the mundane realities of life, by making the festival experiential, inclusive, accessible, experimental and educational. It is a peoples’ festival which has been working towards breaking the exclusivity and broaden the footprint of art and culture in the region,” said Sunil Kant Munjal, founder, SAF.

SAF intends to and create platforms for creativity and providing the wider public with a unique source of contemporary art and culture.

“We are aiming to host an immersive, experimental and inclusive festival keeping in mind the diaspora of South Asia,” Ms. Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, SAF, said.

Some of the institutions that will join the outreach effort as project partners include Institut Français (India), Pro Helvetia, Neemrana Foundation and the British Council. The SAF has recently launched a digital campaign #LookToSee, which urges the public to introspect on and observe the finer nuances of life.

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