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Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first Biennale being held in India.

The exhibition was set in spaces across Kochi and surrounding islands. The shows were held in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures.

Indian and international artists exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, new media and performance art.

Through the celebration of contemporary art from around the world, it seeks to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi, and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris.

Alongside the exhibition the Biennale offers a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities for school children and students.

The sites for the Biennale were:

  1. Aspinwall House
  2. David Hall
  3. Pepper House
  4. Moidu’s Heritage
  5. Durbar Hall
  6. Cabral Yard
  7. Parade Ground
  8. Fort Kochi beach
  9. Kashi Art Gallery
  10. Jew Town Road Godown
  11. Rose Street Bungalow
  12. Cochin Club

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