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Serendipity Arts Festival to be held along Goa’s Mandovi river

An exhibition at the venue, titled 'As We See Us', will explore the work of 34 Indian photographers.

By: PTI | Panaji |
December 12, 2016 9:53:48 pm
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The river Mandovi, often called the lifeline of Goa, will serve as the backdrop to the interdisciplinary ‘Serendipity Arts Festival’, which will be held from December 16 to 23. The banks of Mandovi will transform into an alluring set up to host seven venues like The Adil Shah Palace, Jardim Garcia d’Orta, the Promenade, Old GMC Complex & Courtyard, Kala Academy, Bandodkar Ground and SAG Ground.

“Spread across 1.8 km stretch along river Mandovi, the seven venues have been strategically chosen for their historic charm and a landscape that naturally lends itself to art.

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“Design interventions, restoration projects and public art initiatives will transform these venues into a hub of cultural activity of over 40 commissioned projects comprising of exhibitions, workshops, residency programmes and others,” the organisers said in a statement.

The Adil Shah Palace will host projects like ‘A Tale of Two Cities’ that will facilitate interaction between artistes from India and Sri Lanka.

Another exhibition at the venue, titled ‘As We See Us’, will explore the work of 34 Indian photographers.

The municipal garden will get reformed into an interactive space for audiences and will witness distinct culinary explorations curated by Odette Mascarenhas, along with film screenings and social interactions.

At the Kala Academy, audiences would get to see an exhibition by Goan photographer Alex Fernandes that captures Tiatr (local drama) artists enacting ‘Goan Archetypes’.

“What stands out is ‘The Portuguese Passport’, an assemblage of theatre sketches performed by contemporary Tiatr performers, curated by Anuradha Kapur and Lillete Dubey,” the organisers said.

Budding artists will also get a chance to register and learn a craft from master artisans in a series of interactive hands-on sessions, the release added.

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