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Contemporary art being celebrated in a grand way in a beautiful location in the southern part of India. A festival that is purely for the art connoisseurs. A fair that entices people from the global world and is growing in size each year. One of the long-awaited festivals for the art fanatics. Yes, we are talking about Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi in Kerala, India. Kochi-Muziris Biennale is supposed to be the largest art exhibition in the country and is also the biggest art festival in the whole of Asia.
It was initially launched as a government initiative to promote art, to create an international platform for art in India. Started by Kochi Biennale Foundation, which is a charitable trust, with support from the Kerala State Government, the first exhibition was held on 12th December 2012. Ever since then, this is organized every two years.
The Kochi Biennale Foundation is also involved in the conservation of heritage properties and monuments and also to promote traditional forms of art and culture.Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be considered as one of the best art festival tours of the country. Book your tour to Fort Kochi, Kerala, India to celebrate Kochi-Muziris Biennale on 12th December 2022. The Biennale takes place at various locations in and around Fort Kochi, which makes Cochin a cultural centre in Kerala.
Important highlights of Kochi-Muziris Biennale
Kochi Biennale festival is eagerly awaited by the artists, art lovers and also travel freaks all across the globe. The festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm and fervour. In recent time, the festival has got more support from private patrons and local businesses as well. With the growth of the Indian art community at a rapid pace, the international art community also supported and participated in Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Today, it has artists from all across the globe visiting Fort Kochi only to celebrate and display their arts in this festival.
The port city Kochi itself is an important tourist centre in South India for its diverse culture and unique multi-cultural past. So also, Muziris, an ancient port city with a rich cultural heritage. With Kochi Biennale festival, Kochi has become all the more prominent as an important tourist destination for the Art lovers all around the globe. Kochi-Muziris Biennale opens up a common platform for Indian and International Artists to come together to display their arts and explore new forms of arts. This event opens up plethora of opportunities for Art lovers. It seeks to explore the hidden talents of young, new artists.
Besides the art exhibitions, art lovers participate or attend seminars, screenings, talks, workshops, including musical programs and other educational programs and activities. It is an open platform for like-minded people to gather, discuss and enjoy the event dedicated to arts.
This festival has welcomed many artists and art lovers from across India and the globe. The 4-month event makes the port city all the more alluring with its high-level artistic energy echoing all around, celebrating art, culture, and heritage.
Art lovers of all ages enjoy endless paintings and arts and insightful sessions by various prominent artists. Kochi Biennale festival is indeed the best festival in India for avid art lovers.
Kochi-Muziris Biennale December 2022 – April 23
December 2022, the Biennale will celebrate its fifth edition with an objective to “introduce contemporary international visual art theory and practice to India” and also provide a scope for a dialogue among artists, curators and the visitors and tourists. Starting from the 12th of December 2022, the four-month-long festival will celebrate its closing ceremony on 10th of April 2023.
For 2022-2023 Kochi-Muziris Biennale, preparations are already underway. Curated by Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao, this event for 2022 which will continue till 10th April 2023 is titled as “In Our Veins Flow Ink and Fire”. More than 80 artists and collectives are attending this event for 2022-23 with over 45 new commissions. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale will be held across several venues in Fort Kochi and Ernakulam, Kerala, India. The year 2022 is the 10th year of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale event and the fifth edition.
Get immersed in modern art forms displayed through various mediums like contemporary art paintings, sculptures, graffiti, installations etc. at Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2023. Book your Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2023 Tour now with the best inbound tour operator of India. Kochi-Muziris Biennale can be considered as one of the best festival tours in India. Make your travel plans to Fort Kochi during the festival time with the best travel operator in India and make your tour to Cochin a memorable one.
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