Serendipity Arts Foundation announces curators for Serendipity Arts Festival 2018




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 Serendipity Arts Foundation today reveals the names of curators for the third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival 2018.The new panel of curators will showcase their unique efforts on December 15-22, 2018 at the multi-disciplinary event in Goa. Leading curators and practitioners in their respective fields, this year’s list of curators span generations and bring a fresh and diverse perspective to the Festival:  Rahaab Allana and Ravi Agarwal(Photography), Ranjit Hoskote and Subodh Gupta(Visual Arts), Rahul Akerkar and Odette Mascarenhas(Culinary Arts), Leela Samson and Ranjana Dave(Dance), Atul Kumar and Arundhati Nag(Theatre),Aneesh Pradhan and Sneha Khanwalkar(Music) and Annapurna Garimella and Rashmi Varma (Craft).

 The 14 curators will be presenting over 80 art projects, comprising primarily of original content created specifically forthe festival. Along with the lead curators, special projects curated by artists and practitioners such as Shubha Mudgal,RiyasKomu and AyushKasliwal, among others, will add to the exciting content of the Festival.

SAF 2018 is an interesting mix of interdisciplinary performances and progressive cultural programming, offering immense opportunities for social and educational engagement. With an emphasis on alternative spaces for the performing arts, SAF is commissioning young dancers and directors to create site specific pieces. Although not limited by a theme, this year’s predominant ideas will attempt to address sustainability in the arts and the presence of technology and innovation across disciplines, while focusing on the subcontinent and beyond.

Commenting on this, Smriti Rajgarhia, Director of Serendipity Arts Foundation said; “We are very excited aboutthe third edition of SAF 2018 and working with a predominantly new group of curators. All our curators, past and present, are an integral part of the Festival. Our previous curators continue to provide us with immense amounts of support and advice.I am sure all of our collective efforts will be reflected in the festival through a dedicated efforttowardscultural equity and innovation.”

The multidisciplinary art festival is going to be held across the 2.2 kms stretch along the banks of river Mandovi in Panaji, Goa from December 15-22, 2018 with more venues than last year.Celebrating 175th year of Panaji, the 8-day festival will also celebrate Goa in various projects.Besides this, SAF along with Mojarto will also be hosting second edition of Arts Spectrum Awards: South Asia (ASASA), one day prior to the start of the festival.

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