To promote writing in the arts from South Asia, a new series of long form independent essays will shed light on the creative processes of select curatorial projects showcased at the 2018 edition of Serendipity Arts Festival (SAF), a Goa-based annual multi-disciplinary arts event.
Titled, "Projects / Processes", the series is being brought out by the Serendipity Arts Foundation in collaboration with HarperColllins India.
It will cover projects that resonate with each other through the questions they raise and the thematic landscape they cover.
The series comprises five volumes -- "The Personal is Political: Photo, Film & Performance Archives", "Experiments in Performing Art", "Continued Traditions & Histories of Performing Art", "Explorations of the Contemporary", and "Other Everydays".
"'Projects/Processes' are an integral part of the festival, supporting art writing which is informed by research and dialogue.
"The essays lend critical perspectives to projects showcased at Serendipity and are a step towards making art criticism diverse and accessible," Smriti Rajgarhia, Director, Serendipity Arts Foundation, said.
The initiative is also aimed at offering an opportunity to give some of these works and the stories they tell a continued life, through a deeply engaging look at how they came together and their significance to the discourse of contemporary art in India.
Writers include Akhila Vimal C, Amitava Sanyal, Bharathy Singaravel, Kamayani Sharma, Maya Palit, Meenakshi Thirukode, Mila Samdub, Rahaab Allana, Ranjana Dave, Rose Merin, Sabeena Gadihoke, Senjuti Mukherjee, Skye Arundhati Thomas, Trina Nileena Banerjee and Vivek Menezes.
"The curatorial process and exhibition themes are meticulously executed and documented through the year and we are happy to collaborate with their team to bring these books to a larger audience.
"Insights into the process and conversations with the artists will make the general viewer aware and connect with art in a deeper and more meaningful way," Bonita Vaz-Shimray, Publisher Harper Design, HarperCollins India said.
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