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Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018: Graffiti artists create colourful street murals ahead of festival

Colourful street murals are being prepared in Kochi, Kerala ahead of the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale set to flag off on 12 December. The project began on 25 October and will conclude on 2 December with the city well into the Biennale. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

Colourful street murals are being prepared in Kochi, Kerala ahead of the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale set to flag off on 12 December. The street art project began on 25 October as a part of the Biennale initiative and will conclude on 20 December, around a week after the start of the Biennale. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

Nepal based artist Kiran painting Hands on the walls of the Warehouse opposite to Mohammed Ali Warehouse in Mattancherry as part of the Graffiti Project.

Nepal based artist Kiran painting Hands on the walls of the warehouse opposite to Mohammed Ali Warehouse in Mattancherry as part of the Graffiti Project. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

The Maharashtrian artist, Parag Sonarghare, painting the picture of ‘Eyes’ that banks on realism on the walls near Fadi Auditorium on Bazaar road. Image via Kochi-Muziris Biennale

The Maharashtrian artist, Parag Sonarghare, painting the picture of Eyes that banks on realism on the walls near Fadi Auditorium on Bazaar road. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

Portuguese artists Luanna Senna and Tito Senna working with colourful geometric patterns on the walls of the Mohammed Ali Warehouse. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

Portuguese artists Luanna Senna and Tito Senna working with colourful geometric patterns on the walls of the Mohammed Ali Warehouse. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

Kerala based artist, Nikhil KC, painting at the M K Mattancherry Wall as well as at the ESI Hospital Wall. Kochi Biennale Foundation

Kerala based artist, Nikhil KC, will be painting at the M K Mattancherry Wall as well as at the ESI Hospital Wall. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

“These paintings on the walls of the Biennale city bring Kochi-ites closer to the world of art," said Nibedita Mishra, Programs Coordinator at the Kochi Biennale Foundation. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

“These paintings on the walls of the Biennale city bring Kochi-ites closer to the world of art," says Nibedita Mishra, Programs Coordinator at the Kochi Biennale Foundation. Image via Kochi Biennale Foundation

While wall paintings have been part of the Biennale since its inception in 2012, this is the first time that graffiti artists are a part of the initiative to creatie street art in public spaces in the neighbourhoods of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Image via Kochi-Biennale Foundation

While wall paintings have been part of the Biennale since its inception in 2012, this is the first time that professional graffiti artists are participating in an initiative to create street art in public spaces in the neighbourhoods of Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Image via Kochi-Biennale Foundation


Updated Date: Dec 05, 2018 16:39 PM

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