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    Art Rooms to Boost Children’s Creativity; Courtesy Biennale Foundation

    Kochi: Even as artworks from across the globe are converging in this city ahead of next month’s Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) plans to strengthen art education amongst children in the state. KBF, the organisation that runs the Biennale, is initiating a pioneering learning initiative that seeks to kindle aesthetic thinking in […] More

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    Kochi Muziris Biennale Pavilion to be Repurposed to Build Houses for Flood-Hit in Kerala

    Kochi: Materials used for the upcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale Pavilion will be subsequently repurposed to construct houses for the flood-affected in Kerala, according to the leadership of the country’s foremost contemporary art festival that is beginning next month. At least a dozen homes of 600 square feet each will be built next summer from the structure […] More

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    Artist Anita Dube Shares Vision for Kochi Biennale 2018

    Kochi: Garnering the art market’s support for the forthcoming Kochi-Muziris Biennale, well-known patron and collector Shalini Passi co-hosted a dinner meet at her residence last week, in collaboration with the Kochi Biennale Foundation. With less than 100 days to go for the Biennale to begin, the KBF team also announced the appointment of art patron […] More

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    South Indian Bank Offers Rs 1 Cr for 4th Edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale

    Thrissur: Private sector banking major South Indian Bank (SIB) has offered Rs 1 crore for the fourth edition of the country’s premier art event Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), set to begin in December 2018. SIB was one of the patrons of the third edition of the biennale in 2016. Continuing its partnership with India’s first biennale […] More

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    First List of Participating Artists for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 Out

    Kochi: The Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) has announced the first list of participating artists working across divergent forms, styles and disciplines for the upcoming fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The list features prominent names like Marlene Dumas (Netherlands), Valie Export (Austria), Jitish Kallat (India), Guerrilla Girls (USA), Nilima Sheikh (India), Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook (Thailand) and […] More

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    Exploring Parallels between Kochi and Kherson

    Kochi: When Pepper House artist-in-residence Anton Kats began his video presentation at a ‘Let’s Talk’ session on Sunday, the audience was first introduced to his grandfather, who was a radio operator during the World War II reconnaissance. Too young to hold a rifle, his grandfather fought against fascism at a mobile radio station instead. It […] More

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    Artworks Have their Own Way of Reaching Out: Jitish Kallat

    Kochi: Artworks have their own way of reaching out beyond the scope of what the artist might conceive or perceive for them, said celebrated artist Jitish Kallat. Kallat, who took part in a ‘Let’s Talk’ event organised by Kochi Biennale Foundation on Sunday, discussed, with an audience at Pepper House, his work over the past […] More

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    Talking Metaphysics and Politics

    Kochi: A galaxy of thinkers, scholars, architects and urban planners from India and abroad discussed and deliberated upon a fascinating and diverse range of subjects as part of the Annual Conference on Metaphysics and Politics organised by the Backwaters Collective and Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) with the objective of building a liberal, inclusive and democratic […] More