Michelle Poonawalla opened her multi-media installation titled Introspection on 12 December at the Cochin Club, as a part of the collateral projects at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. Since it’s opening, the project has seen visitors across demographics who have left enthralled with this experiential installation. Introspection builds on Poonawalla’s growing interest in large scale, interactive installations. […]
Chilean poet Raul Zurita dedicates this work to Galip Kurdi the brother of Alan Kurdi, the three year-old boy who was washed ashore a beach on the second of September 2015, his image becomes synonymous with the Syrian refugee crisis. Both their mothers died in Mediterranean sea that day. Situating himself as a father, Zurita […]
BARA BHASKARAN Amazing Museum 2013-2016 are an archipelagic history of the present. Reconstructing the Kerala’s past within the broader Indian conversation, Bara Bhaskaran draws on a variety of sources to convey a vision that is distinct and engaged,attesting to the disappeared nuance of a true history from below. GABRIEL LESTER Gabriel Lester’s Dwelling Kappiri Spirits is a large […]
Speakers: Annapurna Garimella The Classroom, the Gallery and the Public Over the last 25 years, cultural studies, New Art History and visual culture have been the organising methodologies that the academy in India has engaged to rethink contemporary social and political issues and art. Simultaneously, there has been an expansion in the number of galleries, […]
UNKNOWN + GALLIANO, BAD TRIP 2016 Daniele Galliano will inhabit this open studio space for the 108 days of the biennale. In the Unknown + Galliano, Bad Trip India studio, Galliano will meet and interact with Biennale artists and members of the public,who will in turn become subjects within the paintings to be exhibited in the space days. […]
Payyanur Kolkali (literally, stick dance of Payyanur) is a folk art form that is believed to have existed for more than a millennium. Charadukuthikali is a type of Kolkali popular at Payyanur and nearby areas. This art form originated from Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala.The dancers will have the ‘kolâ’ or the stick […]
The BMW Group, partner of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) since its first edition in 2012, decided to extend the cooperation for further three Biennales. This year’s edition of KMB will take place from December 12, 2016, to March 29, 2017, in 9 venues spread across Fort Kochi. Maintaining its unique character of being led by artist-curators, […]
09 Dec 2016 – 10 Jan 2017 Beyond Malabar, 1/258, Napier Street, Fort Cochin in association with Gallery OED Cochin. India grapples with a historical legacy of graphic depiction and description co-existing with a conservative social order, a poverty of individual choice, and the disapproval of alternative sexual practices. Country Matters explores sexuality within the […]
Kissa Kursi Ka – a chairy tale – is the only design based collateral event at the Kochi Art Biennale. This exhibition will showcase 10 years of research and explorations around seating by design artist Gunjan Gupta. At Heritage Arts she presents a series of sculptural seats. The venue is a beautiful warehouse of old antiques and […]
The Nicobar Edit at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 Date: 12th Dec’16 – 12th Feb’17 Venue: David Hall, Fort Kochi. As the weather turns, we’re heading outdoors to the sunny tropics. The Nicobar Edit’s next stop? Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. We’ll be at David Hall in Fort Kochi for a two-month pitstop come December 12. We, Nicobar Edit […]
Artist Dia Mehta Bhupal is all set to showcase her art installation and photographs at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016. For the first time, Dia will be showcasing the construction of her image, the public toilet, entirely made up from repurposed material (recycled paper) at Aspinwall. And at Gujarati Warehouse, Mattanchary, she will be showcasing four photographs […]
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. The past two editions of Kochi-Muziris Biennale used heritage properties, public spaces, and galleries in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam. Do you know the venues of KMB 2016? Here they are! Fort Kochi Beach Fort Kochi beach is a beach along the […]
Exhibition of paintings by Sekar Ayyanthole at Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Calicut on 2016 November 23rd to 27th.
Art One at Avani is an art exhibition that brings together the work of forty of the most recognized and promising artists from across the country. The exhibition being organized by Avani Art Initiative is its first annual art exhibition. The Avani Art Initiative is a non-profit organization formed to foster art and culture, locally […]
Indian Fine Arts: Trysts and transactions with other art forms by Vijayakumar Menon. Article written by K.M. Narendran At a time when the trivial and the superfluous are celebrated even in the academic circles the publication of a theoretical book with polemical potential is a welcome event. The happiness is doubled when the reader finds […]
on 2016 October 29th to November 3rd. at Kerala Lalithakala Academy Art Gallery, Calicut Artists: Aji Adoor, Nenoy P J, Joshy P C, Manoj Kannan, Rollie Mukerjie, Ramdas Tholil, Sajuayyampilly, Salim A K, Satheesh K. Moonillam, Tholil Suresh
on October 28th to November 1st 2016. “…Everyone has a self portrait of life. When anything and everything under the sky appears to be a sequel of desire, lust and love. I say, I’m born. And when I’m born. I create. It was an illusion of wild desire, extreme lust, everlasting love, and altogether an […]
Artists don’t die, they live eternally through their works Faces of creativity: Yusuf Arakkal’s Painting exhibition at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Kochi, Kerala till 30th of October, 2016.
Meet Mr. Jayesh K K’s Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints at Durbar Hall art gallery till 30th of October. These works are inspired from Indian tradition, culture, myths and to be precise, Kerala traditions (which can be noted in few works).
Descriptions and attributes are limited when words themselves are limited; but we’re not. When I reflect you, you me and us the whole nature there is a heart between. Light will shed more realization; till then what we think it is, that is not it. Explore. Reflect. Express. It is what you perceive. It is […]
by Y. S. Paurnami. Can a beautiful song ever be related to or compared with an attractive painting? Apart from the obvious explanation that both capture our attention, are there secret bonds between them? These questions may never be answered by theories of aesthetics. Having this riddle in mind let us meet Majo, a young […]
Kochi is ready to kick off the Muziris Biennale which will commence on December 12, 2016. The most awaited paradise of art exhibition is just a month away. Tighten your seat belts artists and art lovers, to explore this paradise which showcases the contemporary arts by various artists around the globe! Kochi- queen of the […]
Born in 1977 in Siliguri, West Bengal, Abir Karmakar completed his Bachelor’s degree in Visual Art from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, in 2001, and then his Master’s degree in Fine Art from the Faculty of Fine Arts at Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, in 2003. Karmakar is known for his casual and voyeuristic self-portraits, in which […]
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first Biennale being held in India. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an initiative of the Kochi-Biennale Foundation with support from the Government of Kerala .The Kochi Biennale Foundation is also engaged in the conservation of heritage properties and monuments […]