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Kochi Muziris Biennale

Artworks of creepy crawlies on an Air India aircraft at Kochi Muziris Biennale by G.S. Smitha

Rajesh Kumar The creepy-crawlies are no longer just a part of the soil, all ignored and disgust upon, they are now a major part of the paintings by Smitha GS. The paintings are full of creepy crawlies and that’s what she loves. You name them, there they are, crawling of flying all over her canvas. …

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365 watercolour journal by Vasudevan Akkitham at Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022

“During the lockdown, I decided to explore the domestic space and work with a medium which is easy to deal with and has a certain degree of fluidity. As I began to work on it with small papers and watercolour, a disconnect with the world outside happened inside me. So, I created a new world …

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Touching the political soul of a country with a Camera

Krispin Joseph PX It’s an absolute godsend to see the photographic work of Bangladeshi photojournalist Shahidul Alam’s work in Kochi Muziris Biennale in this contemporary political-social context. Shahidul Alam is a pioneering photographer in Bangladesh, and he uses the camera as a socio-political tool, not to capture images but to expose society’s bare truth. He …

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Farmers of Nagaland singing at the Kochi Muziris Biennale

Rajesh Kumar Songs about love and mischief from the people of Phek district of Nagaland makes the documentary ‘Up Down and Sideways (Kho ki Pa Lu)’. The film is made by Anushka Meenakshi. Currently the film is been exhibited at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2022. The documentary is about the 5000 local villagers who plant …

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Carnivalised life and other stories of a performance  

Krispin Joseph PX Photography is the best tool to capture stillness and ideal to document history as an image. Documentary photography is more into history and documents contemporary life for historical reference.    K R Sunil, Kochi-based documentary photographer and visual artist, exhibits his works related to Chavittu Nadakam in Sea, A Boiling Vessel, opened in …

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Sheher Shah’s ode to Delhi at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2022

Rajesh Kumar Seher Shah from Karachi, Pakistan is dedicated to drawing, printmaking and sculpture. She has worked with drawing and printmaking exploring ideas in architecture and perspective drawing traditions, contested relationship between history, objects and time; and the relationship between poetry and abstraction. Through works on paper using drawings, etchings, photo gravures and woodcuts and …

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Auto rickshaw toured Biennale

Krispin Joseph PX Kochi Muziris Biennale brings many things together. The twin harbour city, Mattancherry and Fort Kochi, had a uniqueness before the Biennale, from colonial period trade to myriad compositions of the ethnic groups, old buildings and warehouses that assembled the historical cities in the Arabian seashore. Biennale gathers specialities, including the historicity of …

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