Panaji, Oct 26 Pakistan talent may not be able to be a part of Serendipity Arts Festival which will be held in Goa due to the following the demand to impose a ban on Pakistan artistes.
The Serendipity Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary arts event which is scheduled to be held from December 16-23 in Goa.
Director Preeta Singh said , “It’s been a very tough time and we still don’t have a real answer. What we have done is that when we conceived the young sub-continent project, We had four artistes from Pakistan as part of the project. Will they be able to physically come here, perhaps not.”
I am aware that the times are tough between the two countries. But these are sad realities which come into the arts,” They were very much a part of our thinking, our ecosystem, our ideas, but given the present circumstance, the jury is out,” she added.
The event will have performances by theatre artistes like Lilette Dubey, Anuradha Kapur, percussionist Ranjit Bharot, classical singer Shubha Mudgal, poet Ranjit Hoskote, photographers Prashant Panjiar and Dinesh Khanna, etc.
An art collectors’ conclave, in partnership with the London-based Art House Christie’s, has also been organised in a bid to broaden the concept of patronage of the arts in the country.