Nine Young artists shared their experiences along with visuals about the prestigious Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa 2019.
Chandigarh-29-January,Nine Young artists shared their experiences along with visuals about the prestigious Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa 2019
The artists presented their opinions in an audio visual presentation titled OBSERVATIONS and an interactive session held at the Punjab Lalit kala Akademi.
These nine artists selected from various places in Punjab and Chandigarh, were given National Travel Grant with an amount of Rs. 15,000/- each by the Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi to visit Serendipity Arts Festival which is held at Goa.
The students gave a kaleidoscopic view of the prestigious festival by showing the most amusing artworks as well as the other features, details and aspects of the festival. They talked about many new mediums they came across at the fest such as interactive installations, site-specific works, multimedia works and technologically infused works.
The subject matter included personal narratives, identity crisis, environmental degradation, socio-political concerns, satires, or even global issues such as food adulteration. Some of the projects at the festival also threw light on the historical and cultural aspects where an attempt was made to amalgamate the old with the contemporary.
Besides visual artworks, other disciplines such as performing arts where they witnessed an innovative fusion of different cultures, also fascinated them. They also talked about the organisation, management skills as well as the curatorship of the festival.
The grant is an initiative of the PLKA to generate understanding of contemporary art practice among students to travel and witness the creatively charged environment and ambience of mega art events organised in various parts of the country such as Kochi Muziris Biennale, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa, and India Art Fair, New Delhi.
The participating art students are:
Chitwan Kaur, Ramneet Kaur, Balkaran Singh, Jashandeep Kaur, Harman Singh Virdi, Kulwinder Singh, Piyush, Manpreet Singh and Simran Yagyik.