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Flag Hoisting Ceremony 12:00 pm
Flag Hoisting Ceremony @ Aspinwall House
Dec 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Words of Welcome at 11:30 AM followed by the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 flag hoisting at noon. This marks the opening of the fourth edition.
Walk with the Curator 12:30 pm
Walk with the Curator @ Aspinwall House
Dec 12 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 curator Anita Dube will discuss her curatorial vision, leading a guided tour through Aspinwall House, the Biennale’s principal venue.
‘Activating the Loom’ by Tania Candiani 1:00 pm
‘Activating the Loom’ by Tania Candiani @ Aspinwall House
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Mexican artist Tania Candiani will conduct a performance around her artwork.
Performance by Rana Hamadeh 3:00 pm
Performance by Rana Hamadeh @ MAP Project Space
Dec 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Rana Hamadeh will perform her work for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018.
Chenda Melam by Kuttan Marar and Group 5:30 pm
Chenda Melam by Kuttan Marar and Group @ Parade Ground
Dec 12 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
As the first installment of the Music of Muziris series during the fourth edition, Padmashree Kuttan Marar will lead a group of percussionists on Chenda. This will be the part of the Biennale’s Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony 6:30 pm
Opening Ceremony @ Parade Ground
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
 
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Performances by Srinagar Biennale 9:00 am
Performances by Srinagar Biennale @ TKM Warehouse
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Artists participating in the Srinagar Biennale infra-project conduct performances.
Students’ Biennale Opening Ceremony 12:00 pm
Students’ Biennale Opening Ceremony @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The opening of Students’ Biennale’s third edition.
Book Launch: Jitish Kallat 2:30 pm
Book Launch: Jitish Kallat @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Artist and Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 curator Jitish Kallat releases his eponymous monograph.
Let’s Talk: Bracha Ettinger 3:30 pm
Let’s Talk: Bracha Ettinger @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Painter and theorist Bracha Ettinger delivers the Biennale Keynote Address.
Deconstructing the Curatorial Frame 4:30 pm
Deconstructing the Curatorial Frame @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 13 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Anita Dube, curator of the fourth edition, discusses her curatorial approach for the Biennale.
Artists’ Cinema: ‘I Can’t Sleep’ 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: ‘I Can’t Sleep’ @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Artists’ Cinema series opens with Curator’s Choice ‘I Can’t Sleep’ (1994), directed by Claire Denis.
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Pepper House Residency Exhibition Opening 10:00 am
Pepper House Residency Exhibition Opening @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
The Pepper House Residency Exhibition, featuring the work of the 2018 artist-in-residence, opens.
Let’s Talk: Guerrilla Girls 11:00 am
Let’s Talk: Guerrilla Girls @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Artist collective Guerrilla Girls deliver a lecture performance.
Unveiling the Woodcut: Pangrok Sulap 12:30 pm
Unveiling the Woodcut: Pangrok Sulap @ Anand Warehouse
Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Malaysian artist collective Pangrok Sulap reveal the woodcut they will print for the first time at the Biennale.
Book Launch: Chandan Gomes 3:00 pm
Book Launch: Chandan Gomes @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Artist Chandan Gomes releases the new edition of his book, This World of Dew.
Let’s Talk: ‘Futurisms’ 4:00 pm
Let’s Talk: ‘Futurisms’ @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Otolith Group (Kodwo Eshun and Anjalika Sagar) and Heri Dono in conversation with Anita Dube.
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Let’s Talk: Tabita Rezaire 11:00 am
Let’s Talk: Tabita Rezaire @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Artist Tabita Rezaire delivers a lecture performance.
Performance: Aryakrishnan, Gee Imaan Semmalar, Raju Rage 4:00 pm
Performance: Aryakrishnan, Gee Imaan Semmalar, Raju Rage @ Aspinwall House
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A performance by artists Aryakrishnan (Biennale artist), Gee Imaan Semmalar, and Raju Rage
Let’s Talk: Hassan Khan 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk: Hassan Khan @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Egyptian artist Hassan Khan delivers a lecture on the theme of ‘populism’.
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon’ 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon’ @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Screening of ‘Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon’ (2018), directed by Anamika Haksar
Music of Muziris: Three Seas Project 8:30 pm
Music of Muziris: Three Seas Project @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – 10:00 pm
A fusion performance of Baul & Jazz by cross-cultural music ensemble The Three Seas.
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Let’s Talk: Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh 4:30 pm
Let’s Talk: Sunil Gupta & Charan Singh @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 16 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Photographers and collaborators Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh in conversation
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Laurence Anyways’ 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Laurence Anyways’ @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A screening of ‘Laurence Anyways’ (2012), directed by Xavier Dolan
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IBA Public Conference, ‘Shifting Borders’ 2:00 pm
IBA Public Conference, ‘Shifting Borders’ @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Public Conference co-hosted and organised by International Biennial Association. Titled “Shifting Borders: Biennials in Transforming Landscapes”. Open to all.
Performance: Inder Salim 4:00 pm
Performance: Inder Salim @ TKM Warehouse
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Artist Inder Salim performs ‘SACRED HOME: Kyah Kare Yiman Panchan Dahan te Kahan’.
Artists’ Cinema: ‘I am not your Negro’ 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: ‘I am not your Negro’ @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A screening of ‘I am not your Negro’ (2017), directed by Raoul Peck.
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Let’s Talk: Paul Wong 4:30 pm
Let’s Talk: Paul Wong @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 18 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Artist Paul Wong presents ‘Private/Public/Lives’.
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Convoys’ by Chris Dercon 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: ‘Convoys’ by Chris Dercon @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The first screening of Chris Dercon’s Artists’ Cinema package, ‘Convoys’. Screenings: ‘Jardin-Theatre Bestiarium’ dir. Gilles Coudert, ‘Repetitions’ dir. Marie Andre, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Music of Muziris: Insurrections Ensemble 8:00 pm
Music of Muziris: Insurrections Ensemble @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Indo-South African collective Insurrections Ensemble perform music and poetry.
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Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon @ Biennale Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Convoys’ curated by Chris Dercon. Screenings: ‘Die Afrikanische Frau’ dir. Alexander Kluge, ‘The Coming Society’ dir. Susanne Kennedy, Richard Janssen
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Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon
Dec 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Convoys’ curated by Chris Dercon. Screenings: ‘Roi Soleil’ dir. Albert Serra, ‘A Letter to Uncle Boonmee’ by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon 6:00 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Chris Dercon
Dec 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
‘Convoys’ curated by Chris Dercon. Screenings: ‘Casanova Gene’ dir. Luise Donschen, ‘Guards’ dir. Hito Steyerl
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