• Exhibition Opening | Continuum Altered Trajectories | 18 May 2022, 5.30 pm onwards

    Sunaparanta Goa Centre for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of Continuum – Altered Trajectories, an exhibition showcasing the individual and collaborative works of our mentees as part of Edition One of Sunaparanta Art Initiator Lab (SAIL).

     
    This show marks the culmination of our mentorship programme, in which Goa-based creative practitioners underwent a process of developing their skills, aesthetics and an understanding of the professional cultural world under the guidance of art historian Lina Vincent, over a 10-month period.


    SAIL offered mentees from various creative fields, a space for sharing experiences, exchanging ideas, learning, and un-learning.  The programme has been influential in understanding the crux of what an artist can do, the different tools available at disposal, and many other practical and knowledge-based aspects of working. With numerous possibilities opened out to them, this group have redefined what an exhibition-display should be, with its multidisciplinary approach.

     
    In their collaborative journeys, the practitioners weave their narratives together, creating an assemblage of stories by building fresh connections between their practices. Their exchange of knowledge, respective backgrounds and personal experiences alongside workshops facilitated by Sunaparanta have contributed to their work (in progress) and placed them at the threshold of new beginnings.


    Continuum – Altered Trajectories opens Wednesday 18 May 2022 and will be on view from 10 am till 6.30 pm

     

    OPENING PROGRAMME

     5.30 pm 
    Walkthrough with the artists

     6.00 pm 
    A poetry performance by Asavari Gurav will explore movement through space and time. This performance will be followed by reading of a manifesto and recitation of a poem inspired by T.S. Elliot and titled A Goan love song for J Alfred Prufock written by Gurav.

     6.45 pm  
    Impana Kulkarni will present a Bharatanatyam interpretation of 3 Raginis in the Goan context, inspired by the Ragamala miniature paintings. Taking the role of a nayika from three different Goan communities she will explore the emotions evoked by the Raginis

     

     

    Sunaparanta Art Initiator Lab (SAIL) is Sunaparanta’s 10-month mentorship programme for creative practitioners, launched in June last year. Developed and led by art historian Lina Vincent, SAIL offered an innovative curriculum that addressed the multi-layered needs of contemporary cultural producers. Our first edition attracted creative professionals from various streams that include visual artists, designers, architects, educators, film-makers, photographers, performance artists from theatre and dance.

     

    16 professionals are annually selected to enter a programme that refines their practices through innovative learning (and un-learning) methodologies. SAIL is directed towards building a more vibrant and collaborative community, by enabling mentees to connect with diverse practical and theoretical resources within the local (and national) context, equipping them with the tools necessary to enter and thrive in a constantly changing cultural ecosystem.