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Kochin Muziris Biennale part two

Bose Krishnamachari

Bose krishnamachari of contemporary Indian art is known for his bold abstract paintings .boss has curated shows fellow artists and supported younger artists by showcasing their work.

His passion also includes photography, sculpture and architecture. Boss cofounded and cocurated India’s first edition of the biennale in Kochi in 2012 with Riyas Komu another eminent artist.

When they started it in 2012..It was considered to be about the city and its stakeholders.

It was a huge task to create an awareness about the real objective of biannale. people hadnt heard anything like biennale before They published brochures in English and Malayalam.. They made it against all the odds..

The fourth edition of kochi-muziris biennale started on December 12 featuring and dynamic range of artwork and it ended on march 25th in 2019


Biennale is the voice of those pushed to the margins of the narratives, speaking. It is the joy of speaking and listening. Listening to the stone and to the flowers, to old women and wise men, to the strange community, to critical voices of the mainstream,to the whispers and warnings of nature.

A sleepy little town fort Kochi sprouts every two years when is warehouses Bungalows and streets are taken over by the art world.


Paper house, Kashi art cafe, Kashi tower cafe, Anand warehouse and map project space are the mother fortifications that holds the art.

projection technique by Nassia Inglessis

Pepperhouse holds the creations of AQUI THAMI titled ”Sister library” which is a travelling library powered by female excellence. The artist s expression goes like this. ”She searches for memories buried in traces .it is an excavation of residue the material speaks.”In the library sisters gather in pink corner to read each others books… ”

The Pepper house also includes the work of Temsuyanger LongKumer, Barthelemy Toguo, Veda ThozhurKolleri, Vivian Caccuri, Lubna Chowdhary and Julie Gough.

Temsuyanger LongKumer’s work ”Gods Summit”

Temsuyanger LongKumer whose work is deeply inspired by his roots in Nagaland where we grew up in a pristine village almost untouched by industrialization in his childhood years. ”Gods Summit ”is a sculptural multimedia work that takes imaginary congregation of gods playing on the numerous forms and tongues in which they have been imagined in civilizational history.

In the work The sister library, the sisters read their book at a frequency and heard by human ears. The mosquitoes synchronise their buzz with their mates. A fever bed is surrounded by concrete sound.

Barthelemy Toguo’s work

Next, we have wooden busts of men and women stamp out slogans in protest on the wall behind.” Me too ”,” scrap Adhar” these are some of the slogans.

Barthelemy Toguo’s work

This work is conceptualized by Barthelemy Toguo.In Another work he has responded to the contemporary conditions in Kerala.’ The work” Head above water” emerged during the artist’s travel for residencies, where his desire to allow local residents to exhibit the situation they found themselves in.

” Head above water”Barthelemy Toguo’s work

Their responses inscribed on the postcards are displayed.

” The Mosquito Shrine” Vivian Caccuri

In” The Mosquito Shrine” Vivian Caccuri visualizes the physical socio-political and spiritual impact of sound The artist takes the recognizable vehicles that deliver sound to our ears,” speaker systems, religious scores, Dance music, car engines ” configures these into installations.

” The Mosquito Shrine” Vivian Caccuri

The mosquito screen prompts the question of why the mosquito noise causes so much duress in us.

” Metropolis’ by Lubna Chowdhari

Lubna Chowdhari begins” Metropolis” in 1991 and didn’t complete the installation of thousand ceramic sculptures until 2017, when she first exhibited her work in its entirety at Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

” Metropolis’ by Lubna Chowdhari

”Metropolis” abstracted towers, monuments and other less definable forms some looks like parts of electronic circuits.

Julie Gough’s installations

Julie Gough’s installations and videos illustrate how the colonial past haunt the places, experiences and memories of their oppressed subjects. The artist often takes a historical story and creates a dictionary of visual language to express its conflicting and violent legacy.

Julie Gough’s installations

Her work ”Distance is a stage of mind ”responds to the recent floods in Kerala. Constructed out of the flood’s debris, the installation includes weather-beaten furniture and the natural elements like shells rocks and branches of trees..

Prabhakar Pachputes painting (ANAND WARE HOUSE)

Biennale is not all about money alone, culturally going to exercise a tremendous influence on our coming generations in their thoughts, conception and their lives.

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