The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, titled “Forming in the Pupil of an Eye”, runs from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017 and it’s curated by Indian artist Sudarshan Shetty who’s long recognized for his enigmatic sculptural installations.
In his words: “The Kochi-Muziris Biennale creates a space for cross-cultural interactions—something that is a fundamental aspect of Kochi’s historical and mythical identity—and can also be viewed as a means of connecting the past and the present, without looking at them in binaries. It is important that we look at this biennale as part of that larger flow that comes down as a great waterfall to the present and flows through our contemporary realities and artistic practices in the form of many streams or rivers. I see my role as the curator of the Biennale as tracing the trajectories of those streams. Incorporating this idea of the streams or rivers into my curatorial approach allows me to see the Biennale as a force and flow that continues beyond its own physical time frame and space.”
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale takes places in different venues around Kochi: Aspinwall House, Cabral Yard, David Hall, Durbar Hall, Dutch Warehouse, Kashi Art Cafe, Pepper House.
- Sudarshan Shetty