Curated by Kishalay Bhattacharjee, ArtEast is an initiative to raise pertinent questions through Inter/Sections in art, livelihood, social justice, climate change, communication, history – past and present, issues that have a far reaching impact on our everyday lives.
An underlying focus of the festival is on art, livelihood, migration, documentation and discussion. It began as an attempt to try present the Northeast region and its neighbourhood from a more contemporary perspective. The project seeks to go beyond the region and the usual traditional dance/music extravaganza that has been the norm. This will be the third edition of the festival.
Launched in 2017, Arteast is a fringe art festival presenting emerging and leading local and international artists in all genres of the performing and visual arts.In the last 3 years, ArtEast has commissioned and produced over thirty-five local productions across genres including theatre, music, cinema, expositions and installations.
ArtEast partners with amateur and professional artists to produce fringe art and invests in arts education for young people.
ArtEast organises a diverse range of “Festival PLUS” activities to enhance engagement between artists and audiences including lecture demonstrations, masterclasses, workshops, symposia, exhibitions and meet-the-artist sessions. One of the festival highlights has been the traditonal tea-tasting sessions.
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