The BMW Group is partner of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) since its first edition in 2012. This year’s edition of KMB will take place from December 12, 2018, to March 29, 2019, in 10 venues spread across Fort Kochi. Maintaining its unique character of being led by artist-curators, the KMB brings international artists to India and creates a global platform for Indian artists. KMB 2018 is curated by renowned contemporary artist Anita Dube.
Bose Krishnamachari, President, Kochi Biennale Foundation:
Kochi Biennale Foundation is delighted to open the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale to the public. 2018 promises to be one of the most exciting and innovative years yet for us, with the dynamic range of programs, the fantastic artists and collectives from all over the world, as well as Anita Dube’s new additions to the Biennale model. Of course, the Biennale would not be possible without generous and foundational support from our patrons. Our fruitful partnership with BMW Group has not only provided crucial infrastructure to expand and develop the reach of contemporary art, but also consistently enriched our programming by facilitating conversations between dynamic voices in the national and global art and culture community.
BMW Art Talk “Art in Difficult Times”
To celebrate the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale, BMW Group held the BMW Art Talk in the morning of December 13 at 9 AM at Brunton Boatyard. Anita Dube, Curator Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018, Sue Williamson, artist, Dr V Venu, IAS, Former Principal Secretary, Kerala Government and CEO of “Rebuild Kerala” Committee were in conversation with Dr Thomas Girst, Head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement, on the topic of “Art in Difficult Times”.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an art exhibition and festival that is the largest of its kind in South Asia. Founded and curated by two of India’s leading artists, Bose Krishnamachari and Anita Dube, it is a project in appreciation of, and an education about, artistic expression and its relationship with society.
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale intends to create not only a platform for contemporary art in India but also to provide a platform for social change. In addition, the Kochi Biennale Foundation sees it as its mission to function as a catalyst for subjects such as sustainability and urban development.
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