In just its second edition, it has become one of the most discussed art pilgrimages in India. Kochi became a grand meeting point of new-age art from across continents when the second edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) got off to a spectacular start, unveiling an imaginative line-up of contemporary installations, sculptures as well as paintings that seek to punctuate time and redefine space in an unprecedented assembly.
The 108-day KMB ’14 mirrors the latest trends in global art in a display of 100 works by 94 artists from 30 countries including India, which has Kochi-Muziris as its only biennale, an exhibition of cross-continental aesthetics encompassing sight, sound, smell and touch.
“Kerala has of late become a major gateway of art for the whole world,” noted the chief minister amid loud cheers at the sprawling Parade Ground in colonial-air Fort Kochi, which houses all but one of the eight venues of KMB’14 curated by artist Jitish Kallat who has titled the main exhibition ‘Whorled Explorations’.
Glimpses of the Biennale