- 13 Dec 2017
- NIMISHA S
Kochi is all gearing up for the Biennale 2018. Let's get excited about the fourth edition and be prepared!
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
― Edgar Degas
The queen of Arabian Sea had always devoted to the artistic expressions. And yes! It has already become a place which takes us through the journey of art by featuring the best!!! What the Kochi-Muziris Biennale bring to Kochi is a reawakening of culture, art andenthusiasm in the field.
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This massive event brings in artists from different countries besides India who would be presenting their paintings, sculptures, installations, films and performing arts at 14 venues spread across Fort Kochi, Ernakulam and Mattancherry. The area easily changes into a carnival land as these artists bring in the marvellous collection of both the contemporary and traditional arts, folk as well as classical arts from different parts of the world. There will be various shows arranged in galleries and heritage buildings.
Another impressive segment in this event is the performances and folk arts in which are featured the precious jewels of ancient theatre including Koodiyattom, Nangiarkoothu, Chavittunatakam along with Islamic music, Ghazals and Kathakali. The rhythm would be boosted by Kerala's folk, ritualistic and percussion arts.
Here's what we should be excited about!The first phase of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 have begun!
Anita Dube, the Biennale’s first woman curator for the Fourth edition has already got the art lovers in excitement as they wait to see what she has in store for the next December. We are all wondering to see what she has set new for all and her curated collections (Don’t you wanna just be there soon?)
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Anita is an Indian contemporary artist, who completed her BA in History from the University of Delhi. She had her training as an art historian in Baroda, which later shifted to Kerala.
A well-known painter Nilima Sheikh, whose illustrious body of works is a mystical depiction of women-centric issues, has become the first artist to get the curator’s nod for the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB)
Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016
Curated by renowned artist Sudarshan Shetty, the previous edition of the cultural extravaganza titled ‘Forming in the Pupil of an Eye’ was a huge success.
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A total of 97 artists from 31 countries, including 36 Indians showcased their creative oeuvre at KMB 2016. And eight out of the 36 Indian artists featured in KMB 2016 was from Kerala.