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    Artist Interview: Neha Choksi | KMB 2014

    Neha Choksi speaks about her contemplation of presence through the gestures towards absence – erasing, anaesthetising, shriking, melting, stripping, etc. She also notes that the poetic and dramatic spaces in her work might be physically replicated in the ruinous quality of the sites in Fort Kochi. [...]
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    Artist Interview: Bharti Kher | KMB 2014

    New Delhi-based Bharti Kher talks about the significance in her art practice of connecting with not just histories, but also with objects; of engaging with not just ideas but with materials. She considers that the transformation of material through art might be thought of as alchemical, or even magi[...]
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    Artist Interview: Pors & Rao | KMB 2014

    Pors & Rao discuss how they are interested in the idea of a 'being', and how in their artistic practice they build mechanical creatures that invoke in the viewers emotions and reactions usually reserved for living beings. These objects peep, hide, jump, tire, fall; their behaviour often responds[...]
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    Artist Interview: Arun KS | KMB 2014

    Arun KS notes that his works reflect on time and its relation to history. History is a narrative written by someone, but Arun is interested in psychological time, which cannot have such authors. This idea he develops in his paintings through the the process of layering, of adding and erasing layers,[...]
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    Artist Interview: Nikhil Chopra | KMB 2014

    Nikhil Chopra speaks about how operating outside a studio, in live settings is central to his work. His performance consists of modifying the environment around him, usually with large drawings that envelop the audience and himself, but also mainly involve transforming himself, becoming different pe[...]
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    Artist Interview: Sarnath Banerjee | KMB 2014

    Sarnath Banerjee makes the observation that the contemporary art-world invites works and practices from fields outside conventional art forms -- in his case, comics -- and how he is keen to make use of the opportunity afforded by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 since the usual platforms for expressi[...]
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    Artist Interview: Shanthamani Muddaiah | KMB 2014

    Shanthamani Muddaiah speaks of the centrality of the material of charcoal to some of her work. Charcoal best represents the transformation undergone by the city of Bengaluru, where new professionals talk of being 'burnt-out'. Charcoal also expressed the city's state of constant change, a permanent c[...]
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    Artist Interview: Surendran Nair | KMB 2014

    Surendran Nair speaks about the scale he works with -- from the extremely small to large-canvas paintings; of how his usual workspace is the studio, but how the Biennale offers him both another workspace as well an exhibition site different from the gallery; and of how his paintings have been influe[...]
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