NEWS & UPDATES
1-5 March, 2019 Apply to be a core participant of five-day workshop or sign-up for a one-day open workshop on Sunday, March 3 (suitable for family groups, individuals, small groups of friends). The workshop aims to open up the theme of ‘exchange and flow’...
A Critical Workshop by Thomas Hirschhorn 2 – 28 March, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Pavilion, Cabral Yard Everybody is welcome to attend the Critical Workshop: “Energy: Yes! Quality: No!”. Everyone, not only those interested in...
Kochi Biennale Foundation is pleased to present programming based on Shilpa Gupta’s installation at the 2018 Biennale. Titled For, In Your Tongue, I Cannot Fit, the multi-channel sound installation gives voice to 100 poets from around the world who have been...
As part of the Infra-Project Sister Library, artist-curator and activist Aqui Thami will be organising workshops at the Sister Library space in Pepper House. These events are free and open to the public. All are welcome. The schedule for the workshops can be accessed...
Kochi Biennale Foundation was deeply saddened to hear that John Anthony, one of the pioneers of Karnatic fusion music and guitar virtuoso, is no more. He made his name as a guitarist par excellence in the film music world in Chennai (where he worked with music...
Kochi Biennale Foundation is pleased to invite you to Karnatik Kattaikkuttu with TM Krishna, Sangeetha Sivakumar and Rajagopal and the Kattaikkuttu Sangam at 7 pm on Sunday, Jan 13 at the Biennale Pavilion in Fort...
ARTISTS & INFRA-PROJECTS
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Akram Zaatari (b. 1966 in Sidon, Lebanon) is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator. He has played a critical role in developing the intellectual, and institutional infrastructure of Beirut’s contemporary art scene. As a co-founder of the Arab Image Foundation, a groundbreaking, artist-driven organization devoted to the research and study of photography in the Arab world, he has made invaluable contributions to the wider discourse on archival practice. As one of the young artists who emerged from the short-lived era of experimentation in Lebanon’s television industry, Akram Zaatari has produced more than fifty films, videos, a dozen books, and countless installations of photographic material. All these works share an interest in histories related to excavation, political resistance, civil war and the play of letters that have been lost, found, buried, discovered, or otherwise delayed in reaching their destinations. He lives and works in Beirut, Lebanon. Akram Zaatari has been exploring issues pertinent to post-war Lebanon. He investigates the way television mediates territorial conflicts and wars, and is particularly interested in logic of religious and national resistance movements, and the circulation and production of images in the context of today’s geographic division in the Middle East. Akram Zaatari had been selected to represent Lebanon at the 2013 Venice Biennale by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, curators for the Lebanese Pavilion. His work has been widely exhibited worldwide in Biennales and venues such as the Centre Pompidou.
ANJALI MONTEIRO + KP JAYASANKAR
Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar are Professors at the School of Media and Cultural Studies (www. smcs.tiss.edu), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. They are involved in media production, teaching and research. They have played a key role in setting up the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS and the MA programme in Media and Cultural Studies. Their documentary films, which have been screened across the world, have won 32 national and international awards Their most recent awards are the Best film award at the International Folk Film Festival, Kathmandu and the Basil Wright Prize for So Heddan So Hoddan (Like Here Like There) at the 13th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film 2013. Retrospectives of their work include Vibgyor Film Festival, Kerala, 2006; Bangalore Film Society, 2010; Madurai International Film Festival, 2012, Parramasala Sydney, 2013, Thrissur International Film Festival 2018 and India International Centre 2018. An adaptation of their film Saacha (The Loom) was a part of the art exhibition ‘Project Space: Word. Sound. Power.’ at the Tate Modern, London, in 2013; and at Khoj, New Delhi in 2014. They have served as jury and as festival consultants and directors to several film festivals in India. They have mentored many student and fellowship documentary film projects as commissioning editors. They have a recent book entitled A Fly in the Curry, on independent Indian documentary, (Sage, 2016) which won a Special Mention in the National Film Awards, 2016. They are recipients of several fellowships, including the Howard Thomas Memorial Fellowship in Media Studies, the Fulbright visiting lecturer fellowship, and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship, among others. They have been visiting faculty at several leading media and design institutions and lectured at universities in the USA, Australia, Europe, and in Asian countries. They are active in campaigns for freedom of expression.
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