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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 […]

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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 […]

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‘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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Pack bags and get ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16! We here bring you the list of venues!

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 […]

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‘FACES OF CREATIVITY’ : Yusuf Arakkal’s Painting Exhibition

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.  

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Exhibition of Wood Cut / Lino Prints by Jayesh K K at Durbar Hall Art Gallery, Cochin

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).

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Aurora – The painting within paintings by Fathima Hakkim at Durbar Hall, Kochi

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Get Ready for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

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 […]

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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Himmat Shah

Himmat Shah was born in Lothal, Gujarat in 1933 and grew up in surrounded by the remnants of a prominent port city of Indus Valley Civilisation. He moved to Bhavnagar as a young boy and studied at Gharshala, a school affiliated to Dakshinamurti, the intellectual and cultural centre of the nationalist renaissance in Gujarat. At […]

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Know the artist of Kochi-Muziris Biennale’16 – Abir Karmakar

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 […]

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The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 is all set to start in December

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 […]