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The winners of the ITB Book Awards 2019 have been decided upon

The award winners include Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen, Andrew Solomon, Marco d’Eramo, Olivier Rolin, Per J. Andersson, Joshua Foer with Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, Matias Faldbakken, Elke Heidenreich and Tom Krausz, Ilija Trojanow, Roberto Saviano and Giovanni di Lorenzo, Frank Vorpahl, Stephan Orth, Peter Hinze, Fredy Gareis, Rüdiger Frank and the publisher Roland Esterbauer The jury has selected the winners of the ITB Book Awards 2019. The focus […]

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Kochi opens India’s biggest startup incubator by KSUM and scaled-up Maker Village, social benefit is chief aim, says CM

India got its largest startup ecosystem today when Kerala Chief Minister PinarayiVijayan inaugurated here a 1.8-lakh square-feet facility housing incubation set-ups across a string of segments in modern technology. He was inaugurating the Integrated Startup Complex under the Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), ultra modern facilities of Maker Village that promotes hardware startups, the Bionest that promotes medical technologies, BRINC which is the country’s first international accelerator for hardware startups; BRIC […]

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ITB Berlin and IPK International: Latin America ahead of North America

Americas report solid growth– Latin America outperforms North America – Strong growth forecast for both regions in 2019 – ITB Berlin exclusively publishes latest World Travel Monitor® findings With five per cent more international trips, outbound travel from the Americas has shown solid growth in 2018 with a plus of 5 per cent. In contrast to the previous year, where North American growth exceeded Latin America, the first eight months […]

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Terracotta sculpture is one grand ‘residue’ of a pottery workshop at biennale

Three weeks after the Kochi-Muziris Biennale conducted a workshop that trained new hands in making pots and other objects from clay, the festival is witnessing the final phase of a sculpture that had gained shape as an assortment of the random individual works. Firing is on beneath the three-foot-tall figure for it to turn into a terracotta structure. This is after Jayan V K, the master of the December 21-23 […]

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Nilima Sheikh’s biennale artwork is a tribute the ‘omnipresent’ Malayali nurse

American poet Theodore Deppe had once noticed that nursing is an art that judges many sciences. It’s a way of practising the art of attention, goes the quote, which finds timely invocation among a dozen such nuggets of wisdom in a work at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The artist at the festival’s main venue is veteran Nilima Sheikh. The Baroda-based painter’s five-panel image at the Aspinwall House is a tribute […]

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Juul Kraijers biennale artwork is a slithering experience

In her works at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Juul Kraijer has her women bearing calm looks irrespective of the surroundings. Or expressionless: for instance, one where a python winds over the model’s face, even constricting the nose and cheeks. The Dutch artist does charcoal drawings and sculptures as well, but when it comes to photographs, she uses actual snakes for her models. The reptiles go on to feature in different parts […]

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Retrieve Kerala’s heritage loss after monsoon calamity: Sahapedia seminar

A national seminar by Sahapedia, an open online multimedia knowledge resource on cultures, called upon the Kerala government today to take strong steps for the retrieval of a major cultural loss the state suffered in the natural calamity five months ago. A catastrophe as major as the floods and landslides in August last year will turn the authorities’ prime focus to reconstructing basic facilities, yet heritage cannot be ignored, speakers […]

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Biennale‘Artist Cinema’ series returns with football package

The ‘artist cinema’ segment at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale is returning after the year-end break with a five-day festival of football movies curated by Delhi-based critic-scholar Faizal Khan. Titled ‘Freedom Field’, the January 14-18 series features a collection of films produced in the last three years, offering different views and experiences around the world’s most popular game. “Be them documentaries or feature films, all the five are conversations about how […]

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Biennale a learning platform for everyone: Kerala General Education Secretary

Art is a great medium of education for kids as well as grown-ups, with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale providing a great platform to the public, a top Kerala bureaucrat said today, hours after a big team of trainees from the state’s police academy visited the country’s biggest festival of its kind. A Shajahan, who is Secretary, General Education, Government of Kerala, hailed the ABC (Art By Children) programme of the Kochi […]

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Brook Andrew’s biennale work brings out cultures of indigenous people

History, identity and race dominate Brook Andrew’s work at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale, as the Australian artist tastefully employs archival etchings and photographsto link the colonial histories of his country withIndia. Sydney-born Andrew’s ‘The Space Between’ questions the dominant narratives associated with colonialism and modernist histories.The site-specific installation at TKM Warehouse in Mattancherry comprises two artworks: ‘Seeing I-IV’ (inflatable sculptures) and ‘Inconsequential I-VI’ (screen-printed textile). “The installation connects the colonial […]

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