Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Art exhibition and festival
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Art & Culture
- 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.