Michelle Y. Poonawalla opens her collateral project at the Kochi-Muzuris Biennale 2018

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. […]

Saffronart’s Fundraiser Auction raised INR 2.75 Crores for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 and saw 98% of artworks sell

Last night, collectors, artists and gallerists came together in a display of solidarity in support of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) Fundraiser Auction held by Saffronart. The art, generously donated by leading Modern and Contemporary artists, raised a total value of INR 2.75 crores with 98% of works being sold. The total proceeds will go towards […]

Saffronart’s Kochi Biennale Foundation Fundraiser Auction, 31 October, 2017

Saffronart and the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) will hold a fundraiser auction on 31 October 2017 in support of India’s largest and most reputed arts festival. The KBF Fundraiser auction features artworks by over 40 leading modern and contemporary artists. Most artworks on offer have no reserve prices, and there will be no Buyer’s Premium […]

The Sea of Pain by Raul Zurita from Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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 […]

Glimpses from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – Part II

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 […]

‘Space For Encounter’ Keynote Lecture by Kochi-Muziris Biennale on 27th Jan 2017

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, […]

Glimpses from Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 – Part I

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. […]

The vigour and energy of the Payyanur Charadukuthi Kolkali, in full force @Kochi-Muziris Biennale

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 Pyramid of Exiled Poets’ by Aleš Šteger from Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016

Do the dead ones talk? Yes! In ‘The Pyramid of Exiled Poets’  they do talk in strange tongues. Once you start walking inside the pyramid, which is dark and hot inside has the puzzle like pathway. While you walk, you could listen to the whispers of the dead poets talking in strange language. As there […]

The Art of Patronage – BMW as partner of the third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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, […]

Country Matters

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 by design artist Gunjan Gupta at Kochi Biennale 2016

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 […]

Nicobar Heads To The Sunny Tropics of Kochi! Pops Up at Kochi-Muziris Biennale!

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 […]

Dia Mehta Bhupal to Showcase her Art at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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 […]

Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abhishek Hazra

Abhishek Hazra is an artist based in Bangalore, India. His close yet idiosyncratic study of the historiography of science has led him to examine various technologies of knowledge production and dispersion. He uses video, performance and prints that often integrate textual fragments drawn from real and fictional scenarios. The idea of the thought experiment – […]