Kochi-Muziris Biennale Starting from Wednesday

Published on: 12 Dec, 2012
Published under: Ernakulam District News, General Kerala News, Kerala Business News

11 December 2012

Kochi-Muziris Biennale a 3-month cultural extravaganza of international contemporary visual art, being organised here for the first time in the country. The function will be formally inaugurated by the Chief Minister Oommen Chandy at the Parade Grounds in Fort Kochi on Wednesday evening.

The exhibition will bring together over 80 artists from around the globe. Kochi has already been declared the Biennale City. Among the famous artists expected to participate from Kerala include painter Paris Viswanathan, K.P. Reji, Sosa Joseph and P.S. Jalaja, besides Mumbai-based Malayalee artist Jyothi Basu. The artists featuring in the event include Ariel Hassan (Argentina), Amanullah Mojadidi (Afghanistan), Rigo23 (Portugal), Joseph Semah (Israeli based in Amsterdam), Ernesto Neto (Brazil) and Jonas Staal (the Netherlands).

The three-month spectacle — a mix of visual grandeur and aesthetic sensibility, fantasies and political messages — will also feature film screenings and performance arts.


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