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Malaysian group spellbinds Biennale crowd with performance-oriented printwork

For Malaysia’s Pangrok Sulap, community engagement is a key artistic practice. The art collective based in Borneo Island, consisting of indigenous Dusun and Murut artists, musicians and social activists, is gaining increased noticeability at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale — for a unique reason. At the ongoing contemporary festival here, a team of Pangrok members has created a woodcut work that engages with the lives and stories of people of not their […]

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Holiday crowd at Biennale shows flood-hit Kerala’s resilience, love for art

The celebratory spirit at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) surged on the first weekend of its fourth edition, as the main venue of Aspinwall House had crowds turning up in greater numbers than usual since the start of the art festival on December 12. It swelled even more on Sunday. Typically, the visitors included not just scholars and celebrities, but the common people equally curious to learn about the exhibits and […]

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Art room for children opens at Biennale venue to nurture young talents

The Kochi Biennale Foundation invoked the spirit of prodigious Kerala artist Edmund Thomas Clint (1976-83) today and launched an innovative programme that grooms young talents while encouraging their societal interaction. Named ‘art room’, the experimental space at Cabral Yard got activated with schoolchildren drawing and painting after K J Maxi, Member of Legislative Assembly representing Kochi, inaugurated the project that will run even after the conclusion of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale […]

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World Tourism Organization Partners with Unidigital to Support Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Americas

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) provided its support at the inauguration in Argentina of the first specialized hub for tourism in the Americas: Unidigital, with which a collaboration agreement was signed to promote innovation in tourism. Unidigital is the result of the collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote innovation in tourism. It will offer services, products and training in digital transformation in order to allow the most disruptive entrepreneurs […]

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Students’ Biennale opens for public, features 100 artist projects

The third edition of Students’ Biennale involving a multilateral approach opened for the public today, featuring an exhibition, an expanded education forum and field-based research on the condition of art education. Being organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation, the Students’ Biennale, principally supported by the Tata Trusts like it was in 2014 and ’16, exhibits work of over 200 students from across the country and also some neighbouring countries. Spread […]

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Sue Williamson presents colonial history of both Cape Town and Kochi at the Biennale

The 77-year-old South African’s twin installation at Biennale profiles memory and identity formation; draws similarities in colonial history of the two cities Septuagenarian Sue Williamson travelled all the way from South Africa to India to display two of her installations that shed light on the neglected histories of her country and draw parallels with the Kerala city hosting the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The 77-year-old artist’s ‘Messages from the Atlantic Passage’ at […]

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Designers mustgrasp issues first: expert at # Design Kerala Summit

Designers of present days need to have a deeper understanding of the problems of society as they have moved from handling machines to shaping ecosystems, according to Mr Filippo Cuttica, who teaches at CIID Summer School. Technology is growing at a rapid pace, while society’s reaction to issues is constant.  Designers are at the forefront of defining future ecosystems and cultures. Many of them have moved from user-centric design to […]

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DESIGN KERALA SUMMIT starts off with call for futuristic vision

Kerala’s exceptionally impressive status in literacy, healthcare and sex ratio continues to be selling story, but the state requires revolutionary futuristic initiatives in design for sustained development, experts at an international conclave noted today. Ecological conservation should be focal in the process of socio-economic progress of the state, more so going by the lessons from the August calamity that ravaged Kerala this year, they said at  DESIGN KERALA SUMMIT that […]

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale to present infra-projects as a novel feature

For the first time, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) will have in this edition a set of curators assembling artworks within the framework of the festival. Called ‘infra-projects’, each of them is an assortment of items that contribute to the larger spirit and body of Biennale 2018. A total of four infra-projects have found their place at the 108-day event following an invitation by Anita Dube as the curator and artistic […]

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Nissan opens global digital hub in Technopark in Kerala capital State to increase IT parks space to 10 million sq ft: CM

Kerala has set an ambitious goal of expanding its IT park space to 10 million sq ft , Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan said today while inaugurating the global digital hub of  Japanese automotive major Nissan at Technopark here. The facility, declared open by the Chief  Minister in the presence of Union Minister Shri Alphons  Kannamthanam, Dr Shashi Tharoor, MP, and Japanese Ambassador HE Mr Kenji Hiramatsu on Monday, will […]

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