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The spectator and the work of art: lessons from Kochi Biennale.
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The relationship between art and politics.
Chittrovanu Mazumdar is an internationally acclaimed contemporary Indian artist, who specialises in large-scale installation works. Mazumdar is currently exhibiting his work at the third Kochi-Muziris...
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The world we see is moulded by our perceptions. The third edition of India's only biennale is all about these multiple understandings of the world. At a time of political upheaval and glaring inequiti...
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KOCHI -- Renowned artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, who are co-founders of India's only biennale, have been ranked among the top 100 most influential people in contemporary art world by lead...
What would compel an artist to destroy his own work? To destroy a work of art he lovingly pored over for weeks, months? But artist Waswo X Waswo, who had participated in the recently-concluded Kochi-M...
Just recently I attended the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale - as a designer, I make it a point to visit such events for inspiration. It is important to have a finger on the pulse of what is happening in other forms of artistic and cultural expression, and not just fashion.
For those floundering in my food analogies, I'm simply attempting a categorisation of the archetypes skulking or strutting around the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014.
The story of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an artist initiative which derived its confidence from artists, art lovers, cultural organisations and the people of Kochi, is the story of taking on challenges to create an alternate space, of sacrifices and solidarity to build an art ecosystem for the new emerging India.