Head Out To Goa This December For The Ultimate Art Experience

15th Dec 2018

Source: Serendipity Art Festival

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Everybody loves Goa but the upcoming eight-days multi-disciplinary art festival in Panaji is giving us all the more reason to head out to India's favourite beach destination. The Serendipity Art Festival (SAF) is one of its kind and is aimed to bring a change of perspective towards arts and how its been appreciated. 

When: The festival is scheduled to be from December 15, 2018, to December 22, 2018.

What is SAF?

SAF is an outreach program of Serendipity Arts Foundation which was established to expand the horizon of how Indian audience and artists have been engaging with art. The Serendipity Art Festival is the largest multidisciplinary arts festival in India featuring seven disciplines of art spread across 87 projects. These projects will focus on India's history of theatre, dance, music and many other art forms.

The festival, curated by 14 eminent art personalities of India, will bring together talented artists from the fields of performative, visual and culinary art. This one of a kind festival aims to commission and promote works of upcoming and established artists of various disciplines. It also works towards reviving and sustaining existing art forms which are the cornerstone of cultural heritage in India. The festival provides a platform for future photographers, designers, sculptors, actors, musicians, dancers and cooks.

Why should you go?

The festival has in store something for everyone, and keeping the destination in mind, you can lure the most austere people into an evening of unwinding with beautiful art. And if you already have an appreciation for the arts, then SAF will make you feel right at home where you can share your opinions, discourses, even attend symposiums, learn from experts and expand your knowledge. 

There are mainstream projects that cater to all kind of visitors, and then there are various workshops for those with specific interests. For free entry, register here.

Mainstream Projects:

Music (Raja Kumari, Coke Studio)

Enjoy the live performance of Los Angeles based singer and Grammy nominated songwriter Raja Kumari.

Date: December 17, 2018

Time: 9:00pm –10:00pm

Venue: DB Ground

Comedy Wagon (Stand up comedy event)

Laugh your heart out in a stand up show by the famous Anirban Dasgupta, Sonali Thakker, Sourav Ghosh and Sumit Anand.

Date: December 19, 2018

Time: 6:00pm –8:00pm

Venue: Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium, Kala Academy

This event is ticketed

Super Artsy Unique Projects:

Theatre (Parayan Maranna, Akshayambara)

If you like watching plays, then you must grab your tickets to Akshayambara. It is a play that explores the representation of the feminine within the male-dominated practice of Yakshagana.

Curated by: Arundhati Nag

Date: December 17, 2018

Time: 4:00pm –6:00pm

Venue: Dinanath Mangeshkar Auditorium, Kala Academy

Dance (Lavani, Karnatik Kattaikuttu)

For the first time experience a performance where for the first time Karnatic Music will be mixed with Kattaikkuttu on equal terms.

Curated by: Ranjana Dave

Date: December 20, 2018

Time: 8:00pm –10:00pm

Venue: Large Open Air Theatre, Kala Academy

Visual Arts (Sacred Everyday and My Colour on Your Plate)

Attend interesting visual art exhibitions on themes revolving around 'Sacred Everyday' and 'My Colour on Your Plate'.

Sacred Everyday

Date: December 15, 2018-December 22, 2018

Time: 10:00am –7:00pm

Venue: Adil Shah Palace and Museum of Christian Arts (MoCA)

My Colour on Your Plate

Date: December 15, 2018-December 22, 2018

Time: 10:00am –6:00pm

Venue: Old Goa Medical College, Panjim

Symposiums (Line of Flight a discourse on the importance of artist residencies)

Date: December 15, 2018

Time: 10:00am –6:00pm

Venue: Old Goa Institute of Management



Conceptual Photography for Artistic Expression (Workshop conducted by Chinar Shah) provide

Be a part of this workshop and discuss the changing dynamics of photography and how to deal with what is called, "death of photography" and "post-photographic condition".

Curated by: Ravi Agarwal

Date: December 16, 2018- December 16, 2018

Time: 10:00am –4:00pm

Venue: TBC

Food Workshops:

Grandmother’s Feni (Workshop conducted by Karishma Alvares and Adrian Alvare)

Get to know the story behind Goa's famous Feni. Learn how traditions and old school recipes play an important role in developing new recipes.

Curated by: Odette Mascarenhas

Date: December 21, 2018 and December 22, 2018

Time: 11:00am –12:00pm

Venue: GMC

Food Critiquing (Workshop conducted by Shivesh Bhatia & Roshni Bajaj Sanghvi)

Get all your questions related to food answered here. This workshop focuses on the concept of "food writing" and how food is perceived differently by different people.

Curated by: Rahul Akerkar

Date: December 17, 2018

Time: 1:30pm –2:30pm

Venue: GMC

Barefoot School Of Craft

The Barefoot School of Craft is an architectural project. The project was started in the last edition of the festival itself.

Curated by: Annapurna Garimella

Date: December 15, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Time: 10:00am –6:00pm

Venue: Next to Municipal Garden

The Serendipity Arts Festival marks an essential expansion of India's scope in all things art! As it caters to everyone from non-professional beginners to established artists, there are plenty reasons for you to book your tickets right now!

In association with Serendipity Arts Festival.