‘Kochi-Muziris Biennale a good fit for Google’

Head of Google India Rajan Anandan on Sunday said an event like Kochi-Muziris Biennale 'would make a good fit' for the internet giant.

Mr. Anandan, who visited the biennale with his family, said the Kochi biennale shared space with the best in the world in terms of the quality of artists and the works showcased.

“We would be proud to associate with something that has so much value. It is the kind of project that needs to be promoted internationally, ” he was quoted as saying in a communication from the biennale.

'Should be nurtured’

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale should be supported and nurtured in the coming years, said T.K.A. Nair, Adviser to the Prime Minister.

“I’m not an artist myself, but looking at the works showcased here, I’m sure no other event in India so far has given people a chance to experience art this way,” said Mr. Nair after visiting the biennale on Saturday evening.

Modern-day fears

Environmental activist C.R. Neelakantan also visited the biennale on Sunday. He said that he noticed a reflection of modern-day fears and challenges in many of the exhibits.

“The works showcased here have overturned all my preconceived notions of the event. I realise now how powerful a message these can convey,” he said.

Establishing identity

“The Biennale was not merely a platform to showcase global contemporary art. In its larger role it helped re-establish the identity and cultural significance of an area that may otherwise have got lost within a generic urban sprawl,” Shwetal A. Patel, executive officer, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, said.

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