Mapping Mapusa Market | Orijit Sen|March 19th, 8 pm|6 Assagao

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Artist Orijit Sen will explain his installation “Mapping Mapusa Market” which was recently displayed at the Serendipity Arts Festival in Panjim. This graphic narration explores the social, cultural and economic place that the market holds for the people of Goa and its visitors.

In an interview Orijit said: “To me markets are really interesting, because there is a very foolish conception that art and commerce are two ends of a spectrum. But I find that real art and culture in a broader sense emerges from markets. It brings out the multicultural
nature of a place, people and society.”

Markets are living cultural spaces (unlike museums) which are not merely about buying and selling. The artist maintains: “Studying the market and its current and past dynamics is essential because the market is a micropolis of the rich culture and social life of Goa and it involves the study of relationships between people, work, produce, the economy and their culture. The market brings together all of these things and helps one to understand the relationships within the context of the market much better,” he said.

Photo – http://www.mapusamarket.net/

This is a donation based event, North Eastern food will be available.

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