Fort Kochi: The second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale had an unexpected visitor from south Indian film industry on Sunday – popular actor Shriya Saran. Mesmerised by the exhibits at the contemporary art event, which is on here for over two months, she called it the "best way" to connect to the world.
"I felt like I was 'Shriya in Wonderland'," the actor who has paired with all the leading south Indian stars in films like “Shivaji”, “Pokkiriraja” and “Midnight's Children” said after spending the Sunday morning at the Aspinwall House venue of the biennale.
Shriya, who was welcomed by Kochi Biennale Foundation president Bose Krishnamachari, spent several minutes before each art work, even taking selfies with installations in the background.
"I loved Parvathi Nayar's work, 'The Fluidity of Horizons'," she said, adding it was "precise and very intricate".
"I was also fascinated by the 'kalamkari' work of Telugu artist Lavanya Mani," Saran said, referring to the traditional textile work in 'Travellers Tales - Blueprints'.
"The world of art gives you a lot of inspiration and creates dreams. It is the best way to connect to the world," she said. "Art has no language."
" I also liked the work of N S Harsha," Saran said. "I was blown away by it," she said about the gigantic painting measuring 12 feet high and 80 feet wide.
Accompanied by her mother Neerja Saran, she also spent time looking at the works of artists like Lebanese artist Mona Hatoum, Swiss artist Marie Velardie and Rotterdam-based Malayali artist Aji V N.