Opening Week Schedule

Dec 08 – Dec 11, 2014 (Monday – Thursday)

CULTURAL PROGRAMME

Kathakali Festival Heralding KMB 2014

6:00 PM
Changampuzha Park, Edappally

Dec 11, 2014 (Thursday)

PRESS TOUR

With Artistic Director, Jitish Kallat

11:00 AM Onwards
Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi

Dec 12, 2014 (Friday)

SEMINARS & TALKS

BMW Art Talk with Chris Dercon, Gulammohammed Sheikh,
Dayanita Singh and Parvathi Nayar: Presented by Thomas Girst

9:00 – 11:00 AM
Cochin Club
OPENING

Flag Hoisting Ceremony

12 Noon
Aspinwall House
ARTIST PERFORMANCE

Ho Rui An

04:00 – 5:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
INAUGURATION

Official Inauguration by Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala
Shri Oommen Chandy preceded by Percussion Performance by
Padma Shri Peruvanam Kuttan Marar along with 300 performers

5:30 PM Onwards. Inauguration at 7:30 PM
Parade Ground

Dec 13, 2014 (Saturday)

OPENING

Pepper House Residency Exhibition

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Mandalay Hall – Jew Town
OPENING

Student’s Biennale

11:30 AM Onwards
Mohammad Ali Warehouse – Mattancherry
PARTNER PROJECTOPENING

“Reading Room” curated by Amit Jain

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Yousuf Gallery – Jew Town
ARTIST PERFORMANCE

Nikhil Chopra

3:00 PM (Onwards for 52 hours)
Aspinwall House
OFFICIAL PRESENTATION

Kochi Biennale Foundation: Presentation by Riyas Komu

4:00 – 4:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
CURATORAL PRESENTATION

“Whorled Explorations” by Artistic Director – Jitish Kallat

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
CURATORAL PRESENTATION

Q & A Session

5:00 – 5:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Gujral Foundation

5:30 – 6:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
SCREENING

“Art Interrupted” by Hattie Bowering –
A documentary on Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion

Dec 14, 2014 (Sunday)

SEMINARS & TALKS

History Now: “Terra Trema” conceptualised by Geeta Kapur

10:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Aspinwall House- Pavilion
SEMINARS & TALKS

Marianne Burki in conversation Vidya Shivadas

4:30 – 5:15 PM
Pepper House Library
PARTNER PROJECT OPENING

“Ummijaan” curated by Nihaal Faizal

6:00 – 7:00 PM
Aasiya Bai Trust Hall – Mattancherry
OPENING

Artists’ Cinema Inauguration by Amol Palekar followed by opening film screening “Amma Ariyan” by John Abraham

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
PARTNER PROJECTOPENING

“Cosmology to Cartography” curated by Vivek Nanda and Alex Johnson

7:00 – 8:00 PM
Heritage Arts – Jew Town
BOOK LAUNCH

“Emerging Feminine” by Rashna Imhasly Gandhy
preceded by Koodiyattam performance by Usha Nangiar

7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cochin Club

Dec 15, 2014 (Monday)

SEMINARS & TALKS

History Now: “Terra Trema” conceptualised by Geeta Kapur

10 AM – 6:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
ARTIST PERFORMANCE

Nikhil Chopra

6:00 PM (Closing)
Aspinwall House
SCREENING

Artists’ Cinema – Curated by Natasha Ginwala

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aspinwall House- Pavilion

Dec 16, 2014 (Tuesday)

OPENING

Children’s Biennale Inauguration by the parents of
child prodigy Clint Edmund Thomas

11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Cosmopolitan Cult – Jew Town
SEMINARS & TALKS

Art Education in India: A Survey

4:00 – 5:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
WEBSITE LAUNCH

Critical Collective Website Launch

5:30 – 6:00 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion
SCREENING

Artists’ Cinema – Films Division Documentaries curated by Dr. C S Venkiteswaran

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion

Dec 17, 2014 (Wednesday)

SEMINARS & TALKS

History Now: Cartography – From Compass to Satellites

Public Conversation:
1. Vivek Nanda – Urban Planner and Collector
2. Alex Johnson – Expert on Historical Cartography
Discussant/Moderator: Dr Uday Balakrishnan (Principal Adviser, KBF)

 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Aspinwall House – Pavilion
SCREENING

Artists’ Cinema – Curated by Manoj Nair

6:30 – 8:30 PM
Aspinwall House – Pavilion