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Raúl Zurita announced as first artist at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

“Saying no means killing yourself”- Deccan Chronicle

http://epaper.deccanchronicle.com/articledetailpage.aspx?id=4341389#

Zurita’s works in Malayalam soon- The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/zuritas-works-in-malayalam-soon/article7998687.ece

Chilean poet visits Biennale venues- The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/chilean-poet-visits-biennale-venues/article7989584.ece

Hot and Chilly- The New Indian Express

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Hot-and-Chilly/2015/12/17/article3180983.ece

Of poetry that outlives tyranny… – Manorama Online

http://english.manoramaonline.com/entertainment/art-and-culture/raul-zurita-chilean-poet-kochi-muzuris-biennale.html

The relentless fundamentalist – The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/The-relentless-fundamentalist/articleshow/50242903.cms

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016

The Year Ahead: international biennials in 2016: The top art, design and architecture exhibitions around the world this year

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/the-year-ahead-international-biennials-in-2016/

“The biennale has activated or refurbished new spaces for art: former warehouses (“godowns”), wharfs and factory buildings are filled with art.”

https://www.goethe.de/en/kul/bku/20677488.html

Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014

“If goodwill, imagination and commitment are markers of fortune, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 deserves to be a success.” – Rachel Spence, Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/a6cb253c-797c-11e4-9567-00144feabdc0.html

“This biennial is undeniably a symptom of the rapid change occurring throughout India. But unlike the onslaught of shopping malls, it provides a much-needed space for reflection on the global networks of transformation and circulation of which the subcontinent has long been a part.” – Erika Balsom, Art Agenda

http://www.art-agenda.com/reviews/%E2%80%9Cwhorled-explorations%E2%80%9D/

“Letting go of your own knowledge or certitude is a great place to start on any journey, whether it be creative, political, or other.” Interview of Jitish Kallat in Ocula by Anabelle de Gersigny.

http://ocula.com/magazine/conversations/jitish-kallat/

“Trade, travel, colonial conquest and cosmological inquiry: the 2014 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, curated by the artist Jitish Kallat, uses these histories as coordinates to guide an exploration into contemporary art production in India and around the world.” – Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mutualart/a-city-at-the-edge-of-the_b_6379350.html?ir=India

“Having drawn nearly 400,000 visitors during the first edition despite its relatively remote location, Kochi-Muziris is stoking even higher expectations for its second installment.” – Darryl Wee, Blouin ArtInfo

http://in.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1067485/kochi-muziris-biennale-returns-for-2nd-edition

“A pool of dark water swirls in a terrifying spiral, never stopping, never emitting light. It looks black and bottomless…Yet this awe-inspiring phenomenon is an exhibit in an art gallery – the latest sublime spectacle from Anish Kapoor.” – Jonathan Jones, The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2015/feb/12/anish-kapoor-bottomless-whirlpool-installation

“The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has on display 94 artists from 30 countries—masters, saboteurs, and experimentalists” – Rosalyn D’Mello, Open Magazine

http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/art-culture/black-pearl-and-other-enchantments

“The Biennale has turned the entire city into one vast exhibition space.” – Sharmistha Ray, Mint

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/9FQeN0KPysr75r5oeRVb3K/KochiMuziris-Biennale-Inspiration-from-a-port.html

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale Take Two: Why We Need to Improve Arts Funding in India – Deepika Sorabjee, Art Slant

http://www.artslant.com/ind/articles/show/41511?utm_source=12162014&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Eslant

“The curator aimed to use the town as a debate and observation platform to investigate the “mysterious expedition of planet Earth”” – Giula Sartori Conte, The Courtald Institute of Art blog

http://blog.courtauld.ac.uk/researchforum/whorled-explorations-kochi-muziris-biennale-2014/

“This timeless quality to the exhibits, the ability to trace an arc of history in a surprisingly comprehensible vernacular of contemporary art is one of the great strengths of the biennale.” – Rahul Jacob, Business Standard

http://wap.business-standard.com/article/specials/kochi-biennale-art-al-fresco-115021900716_1.html

Kochi-Muziris Biennale round-up – Wall Art Magazine

http://www.thewallartmag.com/views/60

“The sense of space and time becomes apparent when you see the very first exhibit at Aspinwall…”  – Kushan Mitra, The Pioneer

http://www.dailypioneer.com/columnists/others/a-moment-in-space-and-time.html

“What makes Kochi-Muziris Biennale different from others around the world is its struggle for survival.” – Sabin Iqbal, Tehelka

http://www.tehelka.com/second-edition-of-kochi-muziris-biennale-whorled-explorations/

“It is rare to find a collection of art works that is so covered in the mud and water of a land…” Charmy Harikrishnan, India Today

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kochi-muziris-biennale-artists-art/1/407638.html

Anish Kapoor on his first site-specific installation in India, on money in art and his love for red – Mathew T George, The Week

http://week.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/theWeekContent.do?tabId=13&programId=10350680&BV_ID=@@@&contentId=18188895

The youngest artist at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Unnikrishnan C talks about how walls don’t confine but liberate him instead – Shailaja Tripathi, The Hindu

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/brick-as-a-canvas/article6729129.ece

“It is as a purveyor of ideas, of concepts and themes that Kallat sees his role as curator, a hat that the 40-year-old is wearing for the first time in his career.” – Gargi Gupta, DNA

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-jitish-kallat-speaks-about-kochi-muziris-biennale-2014-2013129

From graffiti on public walls to installations on the beach, Kerala’s commercial capital has seen an explosion of crowds and colour as the Kochi-Muziris Biennale comes to town – Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/lifestyle/art/the-kochi-biennale-could-reframe-india-s-relationship-with-past-present-and-future/article1-1298777.aspx

Kochi Biennale 2014: Anish Kapoor’s installation ‘Descension’ stands out – Dileep Thekkethil, The American Bazaar http://bit.ly/1CGt6ZF