At this year's Kochi Biennale, Arpita Singh's playful, surrealistic narratives seek resonance in polarised times
Through her deliberately unsophisticated style of storytelling, she creates distorted or fragmented stories, with plots and sub-plots, that speak to an equally fragile and disturbed modern life.
A decade in Indian art: The 2010s witnessed biennale fever, some commercial gains, and a moral reckoning
On the surface it may seem like artists have never had it any better as in the last decade, considering there are now more residencies than before, more collectors, institutions, funding agents and curators. From a more moral vantage point, however, a case could be construed that points to the hypocrisy of intent behind many of these gestures | #DecadeInReview
Neelu Bhuman’s sci-fi omnibus TRANSFINITE shines spotlight on queer identities behind and in front of the camera
Neelu Bhuman, the director of TRANSFINITE, says it centers queer characters by placing them in positions of power, wisdom and magic. The sci-fi omnibus has been screened at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, the Bangalore Queer Film Festival and Outfest Los Angeles 2019
Writer-journalist Manoj Nair found dead in his Kochi home; police register case of 'unnatural death'
Manoj Nair previously worked with Economic Times, Hindustan Times and Outlook. He was closely associated with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curating the artist's cinema section.
Through her animated project Enter Sultana’s Reality, artist Afrah Shafiq tells the stories of women who challenged societal conventions, such as Savitribai Phule and Rokeya Sakhawat Hussain. She delves into how reading was seen as something women had to do in addition to domestic work, how it was considered a non-threatening, decorative ability, not something empowering
The Indian-origin artist Shubigi Rao, has previously showcased her installations at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale during its 2018 edition. Her focus has been on ideas including archaeology, libraries and literature among others.
Kochi-Muziris Fundation issued injunction notice by Ernakulam HC over auction as vendor alleges non-payment of dues
Kochi-Muziris Biennale Foundation had put up a notice on their website on 10 April announcing an auction of the new and used air conditioners, television sets, projectors, audio systems and other electronics items used in the festival.
#MeToo India: Kochi Biennale Foundation drops inquiry into sexual misconduct allegations against Riyas Komu
The anonymous #MeToo allegations on Instagram had suggested that Komu had made forcible and unwelcome advances on two occasions to which Komu had responded, also on Instagram with an apology for having caused hurt with his behaviour.
Kochi-Muziris Biennale dogged by claims of non-payment of dues to local contractor; denies wrongdoing
A local contractor started an Instagram handle called @justicefrombiennale18_19 demanding the Kochi Biennale Foundation clear dues amounting to Rs 1.4 crore before the event ends on 29 March.
With Introspection, her latest art exhibit, Michelle Poonawalla urges us to reflect on news we consume
Michelle Poonawalla's artwork Introspection met with acclaim when it was exhibited at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2019 and was displayed at Alserkal Avenue in Dubai from 18 to 23 March.
At Kochi Muziris Biennale, a food project showcases indigenous varieties of rice from across India, presented in unique ways
At the Kochi Muziris Biennale, a very interesting food project showcasing indigenous varieties of rice, many little known and presented in unique ways, is something you should consider stopping by at.
Speaking about the subject of archives at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Belgian art curator Chris Dercon spoke about why museums should not be seeped in nostalgia
Colourful street murals celebrating street art are being prepared in Kochi, Kerala ahead of the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale set to flag off on 12 December
A friend remembers the time he spent with Anoop Skaria, who was a patron of the arts, and of the work they did to make Kochi a space for local artists
A day after an anonymous accusation surfaced against Riyas Komu, the artist has stepped down from all his managerial positions connected to the Kochi Biennale Foundation until such time as the allegations are resolved.
Post-floods, Kerala set to welcome tourists from October says official; restoration of road links priority
Munnar, Thekkady and Wayanad, which were affected due to rains and landslides, are now open for tourists and public as was Eravikulam National Park,
Harshvardhan Kadam, an artist based out of Pune, has painted India's largest mural at Yerwada Central Prison.
Harshvardhan Kadam is an artist based out of Pune, who created India's largest mural painting at the Yerwada central Prison.
Fort Kochi and Mattancherry journal, Part 1: Century-old settlements fight to retain historical legacy
Fort Kochi and Mattancherry are not just an architectural marvel but a living guide to the students of history. In this multi-part series, Firstpost looks various ethnic communities and their place in the history of Mattancherry.
At the ongoing Pune Biennale, Sarnath Banerjee's work The Poona Circle encourages young minds not to believe everything that is printed in ink, and to question textual authority