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Express & Aspire
Bikaner House, New Delhi
April 6 - 16, 2017
12:00 Am - 11:59 Pm

Serendipity Arts Festival

25 First time Photographers Spent 8 days learning Photography. These students of AUXILLUM CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL in CARANZALEM, GOA are between 9-15 years of age. They come from low income group families, where most of the parents’ work as construction workers. Serendipity Arts Festival has collaborated with the school to create this empowerment exercise.

The 16x 20 inches images are printed on matt archive paper and are on sale. 100% of the funds raised will go back to the children’ school in Goa.

For the past 18 years, Samar S. Jodha has been conducting the Express & Aspire Workshops on a pro-bono basis with underprivileged people in Asia and Africa. Each workshop goes beyond honing the creativity of the individuals to help raise self-esteem, impart life lessons and offer possibilities that are hard for these individuals to otherwise imagine in their difficult circumstances. Awards, exhibitions and fundraisers are some of the other outputs emerging from these engagements. Past beneficiaries include Schools, Communities and Local NGOs.

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SSPMS Ground, Shivaji Park, Pune
5 - 29 JANUARY 2017
SAF
Born out of a twin concern, that of Identity & Migration is a project rooted in artist
Samar S. Jodha’s two-decade work in China, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.
A journey that has often brought him face to face with people and processes relegated
to the outer edges.

The canvas for Jodha’s work is replica of each individual’ passport size photo (many were photographed for the first time to apply for their travel document overseas) and with their names representing the basic literacy (many used thump print as their signature before learning to sign their name on a passport); yet these seemingly banal encompass fragile stories of people whose work-scarred hands help construct a society’s ambitions.

The juxtaposition of visuals enables them to transcend their literal specificity, and create metaphors about lesser-noticed facets of human migration. These individual are about common longings, occasional fulfillment and the many disappointments that mark movement of humanity within and beyond borders today.

Mandovi Promenade, Panji
16 - 23 DECEMBER 2016
12:00 Am - 11:59 Pm

SAF
Students of AUXILLUM CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL in CARANZALEM, GOA are between 3 & 5 years of age. These children come from low income group families, where most of the parents’ work as construction workers. Serendipity Arts Festival has collaborated with the school to create this empowerment exercise.

Express & Aspire
For the past 18 years, Samar S. Jodha has been conducting the Express & Aspire Workshops on a pro-bono basis with underprivileged people in Asia and Africa. Each workshop goes beyond honing the creativity of the individuals to help raise self-esteem, impart life lessons and offer possibilities that are hard for these individuals to otherwise imagine in their difficult circumstances. Awards, exhibitions and fundraisers are some of the other outputs emerging from these engagements. Past beneficiaries include Schools, Communities and Local NGOs.

OUTPOST
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OUTPOST is artist Samar Singh Jodha's visual disquisition on spontaneous individual expression in a rapidly homogenising global culture. He deploys a pictorial trope of discarded containers fashioned into habitat by miners in India's pristine northeast. Art-making is too precious a gift to be restricted only to the virtuoso.
Outpost è una disquisizione visiva sull'espressione individuale spontanea in una cultura globale che si sta sempre più uniformando. Jodha utilizza una metafora visiva, rappresentata dai contenitori di scarto che i minatori trasformano in abitazioni nel nordest dell'India. La scheggia di ottimismo in quest'opera è l'idea che la creazione artistica sia un dono troppo prezioso per essere ristretto solo ai virtuosi.

APEEJAY TECHNO PARK,
B-11/41 MOHAN CO-OPERATIVE INDL. ESTATE,
MATHURA ROAD, NEW DELHI 110 044.
29TH Jan - 31ST March 2015
10am - 8pm / Open 7 days

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PALAZZO BEMO.14TH VENICE ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE 2014
NAPA 90, ARSENALE. VENICE BIENNALE 2013

Bhopal - A Silent Picture
Presented by Amnesty International Italy
Piazza Della Repubblica, ROME
2ND - 6TH DECEMBER 2014

Amnesty International, London Olympics, 2012
India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2011
The Bhopal gas tragedy of 1984 remains the world’s biggest industrial disaster. The leakage of 42 tons of lethal methyl isocyanate by the Union Carbide plant on the night of 2nd December and early morning of 3rd, exposed 528,125 people, immediately killing 2,259. More than 25,000 have since died from the after-effects of that exposure.

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OUTPOST
India Art Fair, New Delhi, 2012
Art Chennai, Chennai, 2012

Born out of a twin concern, that of association and abandonment, DISCORD is a project rooted in Samar Singh Jodha’s two-decade work in China, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. A journey that has often brought him face to face with people and processes relegated to the fringes of mainstream media and art practice.

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OUTPOST
Rashtrpati Bhavan, New Delhi, 2011
Throughout his oeuvre, Samar Jodha has had a consistent preoccupation with conflict issues and marginalized populations. In his contribution to the tiger project, he takes the fiberglass beast and thinks about the danger of its extinction in the context of structurally produced poverty, asymmetrical responsibilities and uneven rewards. These are largely overlooked, yet essential facets of the tiger crisis. Samar marks his tiger with the bare hands of human need.

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OUTPOST
Sakshi Art Gallery, Mumbai 2011
The 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in New Delhi has a US$15.47 billion sticker price. The nameless migrant workers (nearly 200,000) who built these “state-of-the-art stadiums” and sports infrastructure earn as low as $2 a day, working and living under most appalling conditions. The media and critics made a stink about the Games village and facilities for the guests and athletes but not much has been spoken about the people who suffer in silence.

OUTPOST
OUTPOST
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, 2010
Religare Arts, New Delhi, 2008
A Journey into personal engagement
It was some years ago, or November of 2004 to be more precise, when i was first introduced to Phaneng Village in Upper Assam. Nestled between the cloistered Patkai rainforest range and the Tirap River near Ledo, this small hamlet is home to approximately 150people of the Tai Phake tribe.

OUTPOST
OUTPOST
New Zealand International Art Festival, 2006
India International Centre, New Delhi, 1999

It took eight years for two men to travel accross India to research, interview and photograph 400 people and create this book. The heart-warming stories that have emerged will change your perception about Indian Society.