Kochi Biennale: Topic for British cultural programme
news Monday, January 05, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | Decemebr 2, 2014 | 8.15 pm IST The Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala has become a major topic for this year's prestigious Chevening Clore Leadership Programme for professionals in the art world. Kochi will host the works of nearly 95 artists from about 30 countries at the second edition of the 108-day Biennale which will begin Dec 12. Students from the art school Central Saint Martins, London and Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore will conduct an online study. "The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an ideal space to work because there are so many artists coming from across the world to participate in the event," said Meena Vari, dean, Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore. "We want to find out how space and art works connect with each other," said Divya Jain, a third-year student of graphic design and visual communication, Srishti school. "This is a great exchange of ideas. Kochi has been a model among all biennales. So, it is the best place for students to fuel their ideas," said Riyas Komu, co-founder, Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi, Kerala. It is the first Biennale being held in India.