The End is Only the Beginning
Things fall apart. This happens on rote, continuously, on different levels – psychological, corporal, in known realms, and in ineffable ways. Simultaneously they are also born, remade, renewed. In the space between the two, we are marshalled by one task: observation. ‘We are here to notice each thing so each thing gets noticed’, wrote Anne Dillard, ‘otherwise, creation would be playing to an empty house.’

What appears as a wall can turn also into a threshold – and beyond it, unseen worlds await, even death loses it aura of finality. The possibilities are many. An artist in exile produces her strongest work in an alien country. A marriage ends, and a man begins to write. The death of a parent is recalled on a canvas. The 2018 edition of Sensorium examines how the apparent conclusions in our life - the windup of a relationship, the betrayal of faith - become starting points for us. Sic itur ad astra – we journey to the stars. And it is from stars, we are encouraged to believe, that we emerge. Shadows pass, light remains. Here, then, is the light.

In rare, bold, majestic ways, the artists in this edition of Sensorium are cartographers of meaning, of being, exploring what ends and how this finds surprising renewal and unexpected revival. Employing mediums as varied as video, photography, installation, and sound, our artists are championed here by strong, generous galleries and museums, from across India, Sri Lanka and Sweden. Each artist emboldens the principal that we fail, we lose, but we begin again. Their voices are disparate, clear, powerful; their stories are our stories, their nightmares and dreams also ours.


Cake | Nityan Unnikrishnan watercolour, pencil and ink on paper, 31.5" x 25.5", 2015 watercolour, pencil and ink on paper, 25.5" x 20", 2017

We Penetrate Deeper And Deeper Into The Heart Of Darkness… | Parul Thacker stalactites crystal, nylon monofilament fibres, raw cotton, white pigment paste, 48" x 48", 2017

Sweet Life | Sohrab Hura single channel video, stereo sound, 13.01 mins, edition of 5 + 2 AP, 2017 book - ‘A Proposition for Departure’ notes from his mother

On Form and Growth (series) | Yamini Nayar lightjet print, 20.3 x 25.4 cm, edition: 5 + 2 AP, 2013

Exhume | Savia Mahajan ceramic, manganese dioxide based clay body, calcium carbonate based glaze, 24 carat gold [79Au] fired at 1200°, re-fired at 750°, 22” x 22” x 4”, 2017

Untitled | Sujith SN watercolour on paper, 34" x 80", 2017

The Ark | Gigi Scaria single channel video projection with sound, 3 mins 36 secs, edition: 3 + 2 AP, 2015

Ascending Descending and 5mm | Shreyas Karle brass, 0.25" x 1.5" x 1.5", editions of 3 + 1 AP, 2016 brass pipes, pipe one - 33.5”, pipe two - 35.5”, 2015

Untitled | Shailesh BR sculpture, 2015

Memories Of A Metamorphosis | Sachin George Sebastian powder coated 3 mm SS rods, zip ties, memories, 2017-2018

My Father’s Balcony | Riyas Komu recycled wood, metal, automotive paint, 96" x 288" x 168", 2006

Lycanthropy | Rithika Merchant gouache and ink on paper, 19.6" x 27.5", 2015

Reasoning and Afloat Barf and Ashes | Dhruvi Acharya, synthetic polymer paint on unprimed linen/canvas 30” x 30”, 2015-16 synthetic polymer paint on wood panel 12” x 12”, 2016

Hyphenated Lives | Reena Saini Kallat gouache, charcoal, ink and electric wire on handmade paper, black boards, wooden vitrines, unfired clay, postcards, 2015-2017

Faces | Saskia Pintelon collage and mixed media on old photographs, 40.5 x 31.5 cms, 2005-2007

Untitled | Pranati Panda mixed media on paper, 11.75" x 16.75", 2017

18:07 and 6:02 from the exhibition When the Wind Blows | Prajakta Potnis site-specific installation, 2017 acrylic, emulsion, pencil, watercolor on archival paper, 25" x 33", 2015

Sapeurs | Per-Anders Pettersson photographs, 50 x 70 cms, 2016

Untitled (Rehearsal Acts series) | Nikhil Chopra graphite on paper, 5.75" x 8.25", 2017 (2 works) graphite on paper, 9.5" x 26.75", 2017

Land of Undefined Territory | Munem Wasif archival pigment print mounted on dibond, 50” x 33”, 2014-2015

Cini Films | Desmond Lazaro gold leaf (raised manuscript gesso), pigment paint on handmade Sanganeer paper, 15” x 19”, 2015-2016

Accessoire and im Wald | Michael Müller mixed media, lamellar wood and coloured plexiglass, 53.5 x 53.5 cms, 2013 pencil on paper, 41.5 x 52.5 x 3.5 cms, 2015

Life In The Deep 1 | Kaushik Chakravartty acrylic on canvas scroll, 160 x 89 cms, 1972

Untitled (series) | Juul Kraijer archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching, 16.5" x 12", 2013, edition: 12 + 2AP archival pigment print on Hahnemühle Museum Etching, 6.5" x 10", 2014, edition: 8 + 2AP

As He Takes From You, I Engraft You New | Julien Segard site-specific multimedia installation, 2017

Rain Studies | Jitish Kallat graphite, acrylic epoxy on Arches paper, 24" x 15", 2016

Stand Still - Drift Theories | Jacob Felländer print on Hahnemühle photo lustre paper, 85 x 200cms, 2011

Wonder and Charisma - Urdu Film Series | Iftikhar Dadi & Elizabeth Dadi c-print, diasec, 50.8 x 63.5 cm, edition: 5 + 2 AP, 2009


19th January 2018

6.45pm onwards ‘An Homage to Omar Khayyam’ - A triptych of performances in honour of Omar Khayyam by Surya Demah, Iran, Uğur Önür, Turkey, Anello Capuano, Italy, Peter Pannke, Germany

7.30pm Preview of Exhibitions

8th February, 2018

6.30 pm Screening of ‘An Israeli Love Story’ by Dan Wolman followed by a Q&A. In association with the Consulate General of Israel, Mumbai

10th February 2018

6.30pm 'Trio Inferno (Austria)' Music performance by Austrian Trio,  Marialena Fernandes(pianist), Mareike Jankowski (Mezzo Soprano) & Barna Bánfi (Saxophonist)
* A workshop for voice and saxophone will be conducted by Mareike Jankowski & Barna Bánfi on 6th February at 5 pm at Sunaparanta amphitheatre

27th & 28th February 2018

6.30pm 2-day Portuguese Film Festival curated by Alexandra Côrte-Real Almeida in association with CLP -  Institute Camões

2nd March, 2018

7 pm Performance by Mithu Sen

*Dates to be confirmed
**Schedule is subject to change
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Dipti and Dattaraj Salgaocar | Patrons
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Co Founder Sensorium
Leandré D'Souza | Exhibitions Curator
Chirag Dewan | Exhibitions Designer


Exhibitions will be open from January 20, 2018 to March 1, 2018
Monday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm | Sunday Closed

Any change in dates and timings of Events will be intimated through our website/facebook
All exhibitions and events are at:
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts
63/C-8, Near Army House, Altinho
Panjim – Goa, 403 001
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