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India’s first biennale draws to a close
29/03/2013

“The first edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India’s first art biennale, co-curated by Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, came to an end after welcoming 3,82,659 visitors through the gates and turning a new page in Indian art history.”

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Countdown to India’s first biennale
Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012 reveals venues, preview of participating artists
17/10/2012

Preparations for Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012, the largest international contemporary art event ever to take place in India, are underway thanks to collaboration between artists, Government, private art patrons and international cultural organisations. Artists are travelling to Kochi, Kerala, from across India and the globe to conduct research, select spaces and develop proposals for site-specific projects.

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Sightseeing Trip. Eberhard Havekost in India
A new solo exhibition brought to Kochi by the Dresden State Art Collections, Germany, as part of the collaborative celebration ‘Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’.
16/04/2012“Sightseeing Trip. Eberhard Havekost in India” is an art exhibition project organised by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) as a contribution to “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”, a year of celebration marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two nations. This exhibition is presented in Kochi in collaboration with the Kochi Biennale Foundation, with the support of the Department of Cultural Affairs Kerala.

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale declaration
India‟s inaugural festival of Contemporary Visual Arts, Kochi-Muziris Biennale is scheduled to debut in December 2012 and will last for three months
17/02/2012Kochi-Muziris Biennale will be India‟s first and the largest Contemporary art festival in the country to be held every other year. Collaborating closely with the Muziris Heritage Project, the Biennale will celebrate Kerala‟s rich heritage in the arts. It will be based around the works of art by several of the most prestigious artists from India and abroad.

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Kochi-Muziris Biennale reveals opening date 12/12/12
On Saturday, 28 January, Delhi, Trustees of the Kochi Biennale Foundation hosted an event to announce the opening dates of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012
28/01/2012On Saturday, 28 January, Delhi, Trustees of the Kochi Biennale Foundation hosted an event to announce the opening dates of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012 and other news updates on the Biennale project. Guest speakers included Ms. Geeta Kapur (Art critic, Art historian and Curator), Mr. Gulam Mohammed Sheikh (Artist) and Ms. Pooja Sood (Director, KHOJ International Artists’ Association).

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