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CAB 2014: READING ROOM

COLOMBO ART BIENNALE

An exhibition featuring artists' books and altered book art curated by Amit Kumar Jain in collaboration with Colombo Art Biennale. The Reading Room invites the reader to carry with them the memory of this experience.

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MYTHS N MEMES

101 INDIA

Step into the world of NFTs with 101 India NFT Creators Project - Myths & Memes! Witness the amalgamation of two everlasting forms of stories through a live NFT experience! Unique project presented and hosted by Cafe Papaya.

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story   |  GALLERY OED COCHIN

BONDS OF LINEAGE

DIBIN THILANKAN

Dibin Thilakan is an young emerging voice in the contemporary art scene of Kerala, based in Thrissur. His work featuring strong narrative aspects exploring the human condition, have received national level recognitions.

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story   |  ART & CULTURE

LOKAME THARAVADU:
MUST SEEN 30+1

ZUZANA ZWIEBEL

The Kochi Biennale Foundation, with the support of the Government of Kerala presents a large-scale contemporary art survey exhibition titled Lokame Tharavad. The show will feature the works of 267 artists who trace their roots back to Kerala.

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story   |  AGE OF DISCOVERIES

I Saw the Kingdom Turn

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANCIENT ART

Art from the time of King Manuel I. Five hundred years after his death. In 2021, five centuries will have passed since the death of King Manuel I. This King’s relationship with artistic practice was one of the most important in Portuguese history.

© TITO STANLEY S.J.

story   |  ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

Relics of a divine land

TITO STANLEY S.J.

These works are devoid of human figures and instead represent my inner landscape, with other visual symbols. They are mythical landscapes, derived from my imagining of the dichotomy between heaven and hell. They depict the confusion of my mind.

© PARAG SONARGHARE

story   |  ARTISTS & INSPIRATIONS

Sisyphus: Time as a Rolling Witness

RIYAS KOMU

Parag’s meditative practice of achieving realism on canvas is often mistaken for photographs, his troubling paintings of faces and bare bodies design a carefully linked chain on the compelling ways that material, subject, and sensibility can align on canvas.

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story   |  PHOTO STORY

PAINTINGS OF THE MALABAR COAST

SUSAN BEAULAH

As a landscape painter who paints outdoors from direct observation, Susan Beaulah has documented Chakara, a unique fishing phenomenon, gracefully captured the lives of the fisherfolk and other bustling activities on the coasts of Kerala.

© RIYAS KOMU

story   |  URU ART HARBOUR

OUT OF PLACE BY RIYAS KOMU
Virtual Exhibition

VENKITESWARAN C.S.

In a way, all these icons, symbols, sites, figures and images are all out of their place and time, it is as if they are all gathered here to create certain intersections of memory, thought and feeling to prompt reactions and reflections in us.

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story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

III. TRAVEL NARRATIVES

URU ART HARBOUR

The journeys of Mancukkar have spawned various forms of oral histories and local narratives all across northern Malabar. Their travel accounts are a richly rewarding source of geography, ethnography and cultural history.

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story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

II. A COMMUNITY ON THE MOVE

URU ART HARBOUR

The history of mancukkar is the history of migrant labourers who were the pioneers of cross-regional labour vital to the functioning of trade, transportation and pilgrimage throughout the Arabian Sea and beyond.

© KR SUNIL

story   |  MANCHUKKAR - THE SEAFARERS OF MALABAR

I. PEOPLE, GOODS AND IDEAS IN MOTION

URU ART HARBOUR

Looking at maritime travels interconnectedness of various communities, their narratives and their collective sense of history and memory, many travel writers have described medieval and early modern Keralam as a world on the move.

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