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Why you must visit the Kochi Muziris Biennale

It is that time of the year again when the streets of Fort Kochi become lively direction sign boards, banners and wall murals. Thanks to the Kochi Muziris Biennale, the fourth edition of the event has got India recognized in the global art forum

Kochi Muziris Biennale, an art exhibition and festival, is the largest of its kind in South Asia. The fourth edition of the Biennale will run from 12 December, 2018 until 29 March, 2019 at ten different venues across Fort Kochi. Artists from all over the world exhibit their art work in the fields of painting, photography, art installation amongst others at the Biennale, Cochin.

Visiting Hours: From 10 AM – 6 PM with free entry on every Mondays

Location map of the different venues of the KMB

The Biennale takes place in a range of venues centered around Fort Kochi-Mattancherry. All venues are open every day from 10 AM – 6 PM with free entry on every Mondays. Click here to access the official website of the KMB and see more information.

One of the buildings in the Aspinwall House Compound

The Biennale takes place in ten venues centered around Fort Kochi-Mattancherry. We suggest starting the day from the Aspinwall House and spending at least half a day here as it is the primary venue of the Biennale hosting numerous artist led projects and events spaces. The tickets for the Biennale are available here for INR 100 or you can buy them online as well.

Such lovely views from the Aspinwall House
Residential Bungalow in the Aspinwall House
The famous Gond Art from our Home State – Madhya Pradesh by Gond artists Durgabai and Subhash Vyam

A huge Tyre weighing 370 tonnes and made by JK Tyres is installed in the middle of the Aspinwall House and is definitely an eye catcher

Where photographs are able to recite a story themselves

Marzia Farhana’s excellent multi-media installation of what got destroyed is a painful reminder of the floods which caused havoc across the state of Kerala earlier in the year

The entry is free to all venues if you visit on a Monday. Various interesting workshops like clay modelling, wood carving, painting amongst many others are conducted in these venues during the festival.

the wood carving workshop in progress
Another intriguing installation at the pepper house, one of the venues of KMB
Metropolis by Lubna Chowdhary at the Pepper House
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