‘Biennale art works to be showcased across the world’

Kochi-Muziris Biennale Foundation president Bose Krishnamachari on Monday said art historians and representatives of art galleries from across the world have found promising artists at the three-month long biennale concluded here on Sunday.

He also expressed hope that the works exhibited at the biennale would make their way to prestigious art events across the world.

Exhibitions abroad

Amar Kanwar’s multimedia installation, ‘The Sovereign Forest’; Ernesto Neto’s ‘Life Is A river’; Australian artist Angelica Mesiti’s four screen video installation ‘Citizen’s Bank’ and Ahmed Master’s Desert of Pharan/Adam that were showcased in the event will be exhibited at art events around the word , a release by the biennale foundation said. Vivaan Sundaram’s ‘Black Gold’, a re-production of the lost seaport of Muziris using pottery shards excavated at the archaeological site in Pattanam, would be exhibited at a gallery in Delhi while T. Venkanna’s ‘Panchamahabhoota’ will find a place at Mumbai’s Maskara art gallery. Ibrahim Quraishi’s noted work ‘Islamic Violins’ will be exhibited in Dubai.

Riyas Komu, secretary, Biennale Foundation, said they would continue to organise workshops and educational programmes for children at the Pepper House venue. “Preparations are on in this regard, said Mr. Komu.

The childrens’ workshops programmes are being conducted as a run-up to the next edition of the biennale in 2014. The Pepper House venue has been pledged for conducting the biennale’s programmes, according to a release issued here.

A mini-carnival

The Biennale concluded on Sunday in true Fort Kochi style. It was a mini-carnival of sorts as the city bid farewell to the three month-long event.Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K.V. Thomas, Mayor Tony Chammany, MLAs M.A. Baby, Hibi Eden, and Dominic Presentation were present at the venue.

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