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