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Ela Menon lauds Biennale in Kochi  
 Story Dated: Sunday, December 30, 2012 8:42 hrs IST 
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Kochi:  Well-known artist Anjolie Ela Menon today hailed the exhibits at the Biennale, an art event being held here, saying a chunk of them was above par.

Menon, who visited the Biennale venue at Aspinwall House at nearby Fort Kochi, however, noted that some of them do betray lack of funds that has been a problem with the show.
Overall, the courage of the organisers of the pionering event in the country deserves appreciation, she said.

"Money was integral to the quality of the work of art," Menon said recalling that a recent installation at Omaha in US necessitated an expense of USD 60 lakh.

"If some exhibits at the biennale are made of cheap and easily available material, it is also because of cash crunch," she said and urged the authorities to encourage India's first biennale and ensure a better future for art in the country.  
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