As the first event of 2020, Serendipity Arts Foundation is pleased to collaborate with the India Art Fair in New Delhi between Jan 30-Feb 2 2020.
We are proud to be showcasing works which were also shown at Serendipity Arts Festival in December 2019.
Showcased as part of the Dharti Arts Residency at Serendipity Arts Festival, 2019
Showcased as part of “Urban Reimagined 2.0,” curated by Ravi Agarwal at Serendipity Arts Festival 2019
LED ticker and audio installation
Select videos from the show “Look Outside This House,” curated by Sudarshan Shetty, showcased at Serendipity Arts Festival 2019, featuring:
Bombay Lokal is one of the first hip hop collectives from the northern suburbs of Mumbai. The group was founded with a vision of uniting the youth, spreading socio-political awareness and providing a platform for street artists. Bombay Lokal’s music is a mouthpiece for minorities in urban India. The collective also runs a local apprenticeship program to make sure that right knowledge and culture are passed on to succeeding generations.
DALARITI GRATEL KHARNAIOR
Dalariti Kharnaior is a folk singer from Shillong who is currently pursuing her Masters in Music. Dalariti believes that Khasi folk songs and their messages are relevant today and is actively working towards preserving them.
Megha Sriram is a singer whose practice involves reviving traditional folk music in collaboration with the tribal communities of Jharkhand. These folk songs are unique in that they are inspired by Gandhian philosophy and are like an oral codex for the local way of life for the particular community. Sriram has also worked with women in prisons in an effort to improve their living conditions and mental well being through music.
Ashok Kamble is a Dalit shahir from Mumbai. He specialises in performing improvised folk songs about caste-based struggles, oppression and violence in Indian society. Kamble’s lyrics draw -inspiration from mythology, politics and his day-to-day life to build bold and poignant narratives about the daily battles against injustice and subjugation of the Dalit community.
MIYAH POETS HAFIZ AHMED AND ASHRAFUL HUSSAIN
‘Miyah’, an Urdu word meaning “Gentleman,” has been bastardised in Assam as a derogatory slur for Bengali origin muslims, who live on the river plains and islands of the Brahmaputra and are largely treated as second class citizens. The Miyah poets are writing verse in their own dialect, chronicling violence, discrimination, apathy and the threat of statelessness due to the changing sociopolitical climate in India.
Kalpana Mali is a folk singer from Sangli, Maharashtra who specialises in singing the Powada, a traditional ballad form used to narrate historic and heroic events. Mali has restructured the art form and applied it to spread awareness about social issues affecting herself, family and community through extensive performances.