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A heart to heart about art

Museum of Goa will host a special MOG Sunday on October 20, 6:30 p.m. featuring  artist, Jagannath Panda, and curator and editor, Bhavna Kakar who will speak about ‘Cultivating Demand for the Arts: Engagement and Appreciation’. The event is free and open to all.

This talk will be an introduction to the art scene in India and the rest of the world, and about appreciating visual arts.

As selection panelists of MOG’s Goa Affordable Art Fest 2019, Kakar and Panda have their eyes trained on emerging as well as established artists, and the trends in the art market today.

Kakar is the founder-director of gallery Latitude 28 in New Delhi and editor-in-chief and publisher of TAKE On Art magazine. Panda is one of the finest contemporary artists from India today. 

The panelists will be interviewed at The Park by Subodh Kerkar, to discuss the arts and the art market in India.

GAAF’19 is dedicated to building a new community of artists. The philosophy behind this year’s fest is, “create, connect, collect.”

The festival is dedicated to supporting emerging artists to share their creations with MOG’s audiences, getting people to connect with their message.

The festival is also an opportunity for seasoned collectors looking for exciting new talent, or for young collectors looking to acquire art at attractive prices. GAAF’19 will open on December 14, 2019 and go on till February 14, 2020. Kakar and Panda will be joined on the GAAF panel by museum founder and director, Subodh Kerkar.

Founded by artist Siddharth Kerkar in 2017, GAAF has successfully sold artworks by 60 emerging artists worth `40,00,000 in two years.

The works of selected artists have been exhibited at the Museum of Goa to 25,000 visitors. GAAF has presented 225 artists to date, many of whom were exhibiting for the first time.

This year, the GAAF has received over 6,000 images from 1,200 artists before selection.

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