Kochi Biennale 2018 to focus on 'possibilities for a non-alienated life'

Kochi Biennale 2018 to focus on 'possibilities for a non-alienated life'
The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 is curated by eminent contemporary artist Anita Dube, who is known for her politically-charged works.
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Kochi: With less than 100 days to go for the opening of the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, the Kochi Biennale Foundation on Friday released the curatorial note and an expanded list of participating artists for the largest contemporary art event in South Asia.

Curated by eminent contemporary artist Anita Dube, who is known for her politically-charged works, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018 will focus on the theme of "Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life", a KMB press release said.

The main exhibition, along with an ancillary programme of talks, seminars, workshops, film screenings and music, will take place across multiple venues in Kochi, over a period of 108 days, beginning December 12, 2018.

"At the heart of my curatorial adventure lies a desire for liberation and comradeship (away from the master and slave model) where the possibilities for a non-alienated life could spill into a 'politics of friendship.

Where pleasure and pedagogy could sit together and share a drink, and where we could dance and sing and celebrate a dream together," Dube said, in her curatorial note.

The expanded list of participating artists includes nearly 80 practitioners from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.

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