Kochi Biennale is world-class & good fit for Google


Kochi: As a contemporary art event The Kochi-Muziris Biennale compares with the best in the world in terms of the quality of artists and the works showcased, according to the Head of Google India, Rajan Anandan.

Anandan, who was visited the Biennale with his family today, said he was impressed by the scale and scope of the event. “It is massive and it is world-class. I have been to art events elsewhere around the world and this ranks among the best.”

Google, which enjoys a reputation for innovation and creativity, is already big on art. Its collaborative Art Project provides an online space for works housed in partner museums.
An event like the Kochi-Muziris Biennale would make a good fit for Google, says Anandan. “We would be proud to associate with something that has so much value. It is the kind of project that needs to be promoted internationally.”

Andandan, whose wife Radhika is an art collector, said the Biennale, especially the street art appears to have transformed the Fort Kochi area. “I love Kerala and I’ve been to Fort Kochi before; that was four of five years ago,” he said. “This time it’s so much more colourful and vibrant; the street art is fantastic and there are so many people around.”

He said the Biennale was also a triumph in organisation. “You need a special kind of commitment and effort to put together a project this big. I think the organisers of the Kochi Biennale have pulled it off wonderfully.”

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in Kochi. It is the first Biennale being held in India. The exhibition, set in spaces across Kochi, Muziris and surrounding islands, began on December 12, 2012(12/12/12) and will conclude on March 13, 2012 (13/3/13).

Kerala IT News


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