Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 catalogue launched at India Art Fair
By Pinkerala News Desk | Mar 15, 2019
The review catalogue of the third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) in 2016 was released in the national capital at the inaugural day of the India Art Fair. ‘Forming in the Pupil of an Eye’, from the eponymous curatorial theme of KMB 2016, captures the entire corpus of artworks showcased during the 108-day Kochi event curated by eminent artist Sudarshan Shetty. The catalogue launch, organized at the sprawling venue of the 11th India Art Fair, was attended by the management of the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF), including its founder-president Bose Krishnamachari and secretary Sunil V besides other trustees and patrons. The catalogue, with its minimalist design featuring two large dots on its cover suggesting the Biennale theme, has contributing essays by Indian and international participating artists of KMB 2016, besides Krishnamachari and Shetty. The contributors include Malayali writer Anand, Chilean poet Raul Zurita, Mexican painter-poet Valerie Mejer Caso, Argentine writer Sergio Chejfec and Mumbai-based author Sharmistha Mohanty. Krishnamachari said the launch of the KMB 2016 catalogue could not have been better timed since the latest edition of the Biennale is currently open for public viewing. The launch was also attended by Indian and international gallerists, art critics, journalists and artists visiting the India Art Fair (IAF). KBF’s Sunil said the publication of the KMB 2016 catalogue is a special event in the foundation’s calendar.
The KMB 2016 questioned ‘what really is contemporary art’ and therefore many performances and the spirit of multiculturalism were part of the Biennale. The event, spread across 12 venues in Fort Kochi, Mattancherry and Ernakulam, was organized from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017. The main exhibition was supported by an ancillary programme of events that included the Students’ Biennale, conversations, talks, seminars, the Art by Children and the Pepper House Residency exhibitions, workshops, Artists’ Cinema and music sessions.
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