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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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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 Documentary photography is more into history and documents contemporary life for historical reference.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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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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Priya Sen’s “Yeh Freedom Life” at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Abhishek Kumar Priya Sen is an award-winning artist and filmmaker based in New Delhi, India. She is a highly accomplished multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for film and photography. She has been creating beautiful, captivating artwork for the past two decades. She is known for her thought-provoking and often unconventional visual stories. She has an …

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Blood from the painful memories

Krispin Joseph PX Photography reads as a subject of historical context. As a topic, photos are the immediate reference for historical readings; photographs turn history into a visual experience, a framed visual field of history. When photography starts to document history, we read photographs as an agency for reading history. West Bengal-based visual artist Dipanwita …

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Using Video Games to Visualize the Impact of Water-Based Economies

Abhishek Kumar Pranay Dutta is a visual artist who divides his time between Delhi and Calcutta. He specialises in taking pieces from everyday life and rearranging them so that they resemble dystopian mindscapes in black-and-white pictures. With the help of his video installations, he creates a sombre, dramatic story in which the trickling water serves …

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