Centre, state should join hands to boost Biennale: Adoor

Adoor Gopalakrishnan visiting Kochi Biennale.

Kochi: The central and state governments should join hands to make Kochi-Muziris Biennale an even greater success, director Adoor Gopalakrishnan said. He also said the event was getting better than the first edition.

He spent over six hours watching the installations at various venues.

Foreign affairs secretary Anil Wadhwa said the event was relevant because it attracts the young generation to art. Most of the visitors are youngsters and they have a heightened awareness about art, he said.

His wife and India’s ambassador to Japan, Deepa Wadhwa, also visited the biennale. The couple said they would be back as the installations call for deeper appreciation.

Writer Civic Chandran said the biennale was a festival of imagination. Actors Prakash Bare, Vinay Forrt and Niyas Bakker also visited the venues.

At the History Now series of talks, Tamil poet and sociologist Rudramurthy Cheran spoke about poetry and politics in Sri Lanka after the civil war. Indian Express associate editor Amrit Lal was the moderator for the debate.

Biennale organizers said the event would be open on Christmas.