Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018: Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life
The 4th edition of the Kochi Biennale, “Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life” presents over 100 projects displayed in heritage properties, public spaces, and galleries across Fort Kochi, Mattancherry, and Ernakulam on India’s southwestern coast. Curator Anita Dube has invited 94 practitioners from over 30 countries, forming a dynamic set of social contexts and artistic approaches to share, to listen, and even to challenge the space in an environment of radical openness.
Through the Biennale platform, independent curators and mediators have created “infra-projects” that respond to or align with Dube’s larger thematic framework: “Edible Archives” curated by Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar and Prima Kurien, “Sister Library” by Aqui Thami, “Srinagar Biennale” by Veer Munshi, and a project by Durgabai Vyam + Subhash Vyam.
Aernout Mik, Afrah Shafiq, Ajay Desai, Akram Zaatari, Anjali Monteiro + Kp, Jayasankar, Anoli Perera, Arunkumar Hg, Anju Dodiya, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Aryakrishnan, Bapi Das, Barthélémy Toguo, Bracha Ettinger, Brook Andrew, B V Suresh, Celia-Yunior, Chandan Gomes, Chitra Ganesh, Chittaprosad, Cyrus Kabir, Dennis Muraguri, Domenec, E B Itso, Edible Archives, Valie Export, Goshka Macuga, Guerilla Girls, Hassan Khan + Andeel, Heri Dono, Ines Doujak + John Barker, Jitish Kallat, Julie Gough, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Juul Kraijer, K P Krishnakumar, Kausik Mukhopadhyay, Kibuuka Mukisa Oscar, Leandro Feal, Lubna Chowdhary, Madhvi Parekh, Marlene Dumas, Martha Rosler, Marzia Farhana, Mireille Kassar, Mochu + Suvani Suri, Monica Mayer, Mrinalini Mukherjee, Nathan Coley, Nilima Sheikh, Oorali, The Otolith Group, Pangrok Sulap, Prabhakar Pachpute, Priya Ravish Mehra, Probir Gupta, Radenko Milak, Rana Hamadeh, Rania Stephan, Rehana Zaman, Rina Banerjee, Rula Halawani, Santha Kv, Santu Mofokeng, P R Satheesh, Shambhavi, Shilpa Gupta, Shirin Neshat, Shubigi Rao, Sister Library, Song Dong, Sonia Khurana, Srinagar Biennale, Sue Williamson, Sunil Gupta + Charan Singh, Sunil Janah, Tabita Rezaire, Tania Bruguera, Tania Candiani, Tejal Shah, Temsuyanger Longkumer, Thomas Hirschhorn, Vanessa Baird, Veda Thozhur Kolleri, Vicky Roy, Vinu Vv, Vipin Dhanurdharan, Vivian Caccuri, Subhash Singh Vyam + Durgabai Vyam, Walid Raad, William Kentridge, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Zanele Muholi