The Iconic Kochi- Muziris Biennale 2016 Begins!

Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India’s first biennale for contemporary art in Kerala

The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale was flagged off by Curator Sudarshan Shetty at the Aspinwall House last week. The 108-day art extravaganza will conclude on March 29, 2017.  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was the chief guest at the event.

The first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale which began on 12th December 2012 was India’s first biennale for contemporary art being held in Kochi, Kerala.  The exhibition continues to be set in spaces across Kochi, Muziris region and surrounding islands. There will be shows in existing galleries and halls, and site-specific installations in public spaces, heritage buildings and disused structures. Indian and international artists will exhibit 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, The Kochi-Muziris Biennale seeks to invoke the historic cosmopolitan legacy of the modern metropolis of Kochi, and its mythical predecessor, the ancient port of Muziris.

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Alongside the exhibition the Biennale will offer a rich programme of talks, seminars, screenings, music, workshops and educational activities for school children and students of all ages. Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India’s largest contemporary art exhibition held every two years in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India. Kochi-Muziris Biennale is organised by Kochi Biennale Foundation.