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Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Forming in the Pupil of an Eye

12 Dec 2016 — 29 Mar 2017

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.

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Curators

Special Events

Destination: Kochi
Where: Aspinwall House
Type: Preview

Media Walkthrough with Sudarshan Shetty, Aspinwall Bose Krishnamachari and House Riyas Komu

Destination: Kochi
Where: Aspinwall House
Type: Opening
Destination: Kochi
Type: Performance

Performance by 150 Drummers – led by Padma Shri Peruvanam Kuttan Marar

Destination: Kochi
Type: Opening

With Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries.

Destination: Kochi
Type: Performance

Musical Performace

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Guided Tour

Media Walkthrough with Sudarshan Shetty, Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Sudarshan Shetty in Conversation with Sundar Sarukai

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Performance

Sharira performance by The Chandralekha Group

Destination: Kochi
Type: Late Nights

Music Concert by Kedar Bodas

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Amar Kanwar

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Gary Hill

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Late Nights

An Evening of Poetry moderated by Anna Deeny Morales

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Preview

Kutiyattam Performance with Kapila Venu and accompanists

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Performance

Manganiyar Music Performance with Asin Khan Langa

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Ravi Agarwal

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Padmini Chettur

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

“What Language Means to Me”: a dialogue among Biennale poets and writers

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Performance

“Hungry Stone” – Theatre Performance

Destination: Kochi
Where: David Hall
Type: Performance

Miller Puckette’s Performance – 1st Concert

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Zuleikha Choudhary

Destination: Kochi
Where: Old Railway Station, Willingdon Island
Type: Talk

A talk around Li Bo’an’s scroll painting “Walking Out of Bayan Har”

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Film Screening

“Cinema Travellers” a film by Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Talk with Lundahl and Seitl

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Performance

Bahaudin Dagar Veena Concert

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Performance

Miller Puckette’s Performance, 2nd Concert (Electronic music with Projections)

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

Anand in conversation with Amrith Lal

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Talk

“Traveling along tradition and modernity”

Destination: Kochi
Where: Cabral Yard
Type: Film Screening

Spear’ directed by Stephen Page

Contacts & Details

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