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    T K A Nair: Adviser to the Prime Minister of India

    T K A Nair, IAS, Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, said "I’m not an artist myself, but looking at the works showcased here, I’m sure no other event in India so far has given people a chance to experience art this way.”
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    Adriano Pedrosa: “…this biennale is extraordinary”

    Adriano Pedrosa, born in 1965 in Rio de Janeiro currently lives and works in Såo Paulo as an independent curator, editor, and writer. He has published in numerous international publications and has curated Belo Horizonte (2001-2003) at Museu de Arte da Pampulha; InSite_05, San Diego/Tijuana (2005) a[...]
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    Sam Pitroda: "Art gives us something to hang on to"

    Sam Pitroda views the biennale as an interesting experience and a multidimensional space. For Mr. Pitroda art and culture plays a crucial role in taking us back to our roots. He also speaks about the need to shift the focus on to the value of art and innovations which connects us to our history. Sa[...]
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    Artist Namboothiri : "Biennale evokes a new visual experience"

    Artist Namboothiri says that the Kochi-Muziris Biennale challenges the "ways of viewing" and that these new sights challenges the viewer's responses. He also says that the Biennale is a success and that it will shine new light on other cultures. In his words "this Biennale made me realize that there[...]
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    The Inquisitor

    The creation of art lies in the process. That process for Kerala-born artist Upendranath T.R. is in constant flux, and does not necessarily end with the completion of a work. The artist was born in Ponnurunni, Kochi, and worked as a mechanic before finding his artistic calling. With no formal art tr[...]
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    The Traditionalist

    K P Reji thinks India's first Biennale will be a huge success. For Kerala-born artist K.P. Reji, it's all about connections. Working on his painting for theinaugural Kochi-Muziris Biennale, opening on December 12th, Reji is drawing upon oral histories from the region to convey to the viewer a s[...]
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    Interview with Amar Kanwar

    In this candid interview filmed on site at Aspinwall House, Kanwar discusses his life and the experiences that his shaped his work over the past two decades. Amar Kanwar is an independent film-maker living and working in New Delhi. His films and installations are multi-layered, contemporary exper[...]
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    Interview with Robert Kluijver

    Robert Kluijver, a curator and specialist in international relations, shares his excitement of working with the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Having worked in the Middle East since 2005, Robert was recently in Kochi to discuss the participation of a group of artists from the region including Saudi artist[...]
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    Interview with Jonas Staal

    Jonas Staal is a Dutch visual artist born in Zwolle in 1981. His work deals with the relationship between art, politics, and ideology and has often generated public debate. Recently in Kochi for the first time, the artist reflects on history and democracy and their contemporary interpretations and m[...]
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    Artist In Laboratory

      Atul Dodiya says there is a tremendous buzz around the country about the biennale. Space is the creative laboratory for artists, and Kochi-Muziris Biennale has plenty of it. “Space in this place excites me,” says Atul Dodiya, one of the prominent Indian artists taking part in the bienn[...]