An exhibition of contemporary works that takes you on a journey through Goa’s histories, and aims to explore and celebrate the connectedness of all cultures.
For the past decade, Dr. Subodh Kerkar has been engaged with the histories of Goa. With different empires presiding over the state’s past, most notably the 450 years Portuguese rule, Goa is a rich melting pot of cultures and customs. As well as this, the ocean has played a critical role in shaping Goa’s history. The waves that unfurl across the 100km of Goa’s coast have not just carved and shaped rocks, but also ideas, dreams and narratives.
The combination of these forces at work, and the stories that connect them, have fascinated Subodh Kerkar and become a footnote to almost every work he has created. For this project, Subodh has extended his interest to the work of numerous other artists, requesting them to explore the theme through their own artistic medium.
‘Histories of Goa’ is the fruit of this collective endeavour. As well as being an artistic exercise, the permanent exhibition is a pedagogical experiment of narrating a history in a contemporary idiom.
The artworks of several artists such as Subodh Kerkar, Chanrakant Kerkar, Siddharth Kerkar, Harshada Kerkar, Kedar Dhondu, Ramdas Gadekar, Sailesh Dabolkar, Shilpa Naik, Sweety Joshi, Sachin Naik, Santosh Morajkar, Friso Witteveen, Kausalya Gadekar, Siddharth Gosavi, Shripad Gurav, Bhisaji Gadekar, Sebastian Kusenberg, Kalidas Mhammal, Soumitrimayee Paital, Vitesh Naik, Pradeep Naik, Viraj Naik, Vaibhav Kitlekar and many more are on display as well as for sale at the museum.