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Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Art exhibition and festival

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  • November 1, 2020
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Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Art exhibition and festival

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Art & Culture

In news

  • Kochi-Muziris Biennale was in the news recently. 
  • Its 5th edition has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Important value additions 

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 

  • It is an art exhibition and festival. 
  • It is the largest of its kind in South Asia.
  • Organised by: Kochi Biennale Foundation at Kochi, Kerala.
  • The Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust engaged in promoting art and culture and educational activities in India.
  • It works throughout the year to strengthen contemporary art infrastructure and to broaden public access to art across India through a diverse range of programmes.

Do you know? 

  • In mythology, Muziris was a port city, among the earliest of its kind in the world. 
  • When Kerala established itself as a major center for spice, the ancient port of Muziris emerged as its hub.
  • Currently, the Muziris Heritage Project is one of the biggest conservation projects in India, where the state and the central governments have come together to conserve a rich culture that is as old as 3000 years or more.
  • The biennale exhibits artworks across a variety of mediums including film, installation, painting, sculpture, etc. 

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