Kerala, Photography

Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018

Kochi Muziris Biennale is the biggest contemporary art festival in Asia and I am always overwhelmed with the scale, number and quality of the installations.

Let me share a few images, I managed to capture during my quick last day visit to the venue.

I don’t think, I can make any comment on the art work here, but, this is something to experience, not like the way I have done it, but taking time, at least a couple of days 🙂

Waiting for the next edition in 2020…

27 thoughts on “Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018”

  1. The Kochi Muziris Biennale does look like one major exhibition, and these are quite a few stellar exhibits you captured here. Looks like a lot of them are interactive too. The one in the dark with the water on the ground – is that really water on the ground around the seats? At the end I think you said it. Some things in life you just have to experience to get a feel of it and in turn learn a bit more about the world. Hope all is well with you, Sreejith 🙂

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    1. Yes Mabel, this is a huge event and an incredible experience for people who doesn’t have any art background.

      There are many an installations which were experiential in nature and I am not sure, if there was something interactive…

      As you rightly observed the one with seats in water tells stories about rickshaw pullers in Asia and their life struggles. We are supposed to watch the short video with our feet in water, and experience the hardship of these people, who make a living in the streets pulling rickshaws during rain and storms…

      I am doing great and totally involved in our sustainable tourism programmes and a little bit of farming in association with the flood affected local communities…

      Thank you so much for your visit and sharing your thoughts 🙂

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      1. From reading your comment, I do think it was an interactive installation – especially the part where you were support to watch the short film in water…you be a part of the installation to fully immerse yourself into it 🙂 Keep up your programemes and make a difference, Sreejith 🙂

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  2. The installation is huge! You’ve captured some great pieces too. I love so many of your photos, like the two at the top, of other people taking photos. I am drawn to the piece with fishing nets hauling up bottles, for how well it’s done but also the message, of course. Thank you for sharing these with us.

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    1. To be frank, I lack the technical knowledge to really appreciate all different art work and installations, but I enjoyed taking photos of them and capture people who observe it.

      Once we are there at Fort Kochi, during the Biennale time, we could feel the festival ambiance, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

      Thank you so much for your visit and appreciative comments, Crystal 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Yvette 🙂

      I just enjoy, capturing images from anywhere, be it inside an exhibition hall or from the streets…

      In fact, photography works as a great stress reliever for me, I am totally relaxed when I am with my camera and I have a few hours for myself…

      As I mentioned many a times, all the positive feedback and appreciative comments in this forum also acts as a great support and it works wonders in my life as well…

      During the 6 years of my blogging journey, I have made a huge career change, and took a road which was not taken by many, and I am happy to let you know that, I am doing great 🙂

      Thanks again for your support all these years, but I couldn’t revert the same to you… I apologize for that…

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      1. well slow down before you assume you “couldn’t revert the same to you” because you have – friendships have different essences and just our connecting is a lot – and has been – and so stop that skewed thinking.
        also – congrats on six years of blogging Sreejith – whew – glad you took the risks and also glad you are in a good place.
        Life can be so up and down — and that is something we can all accpet. Enjoy the good years and smoother times because many seasons bring unrest and challenge – which can be good and bad – eh?
        and at the end of the day – it is good to be alive –
        and have hobbies – and glad your camera is a relief and support for you – such a gift and you know I love your work –
        have a nice week amigo

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        1. I know, the most valuable thing that we all could spare for each other is ‘our time’, to listen to others, to appreciate their work, to support them when needed and that’s what we all lack in our day today life…
          This forum is an exception and everybody support each other, ready to spend their invaluable time for someone they never met personally nor talked …
          I could perfectly understand the meaning of friendship and I only felt bad, when I had this guilty feel of not been able to spend time for my friends as much as I wished…

          Anyway, as you said, the best thing is, I could sustain my blogging for all these years and I am longing to share more stories and images from my mystic land 🙂

          Thanks again for being here and have a great weekend 🙂

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        2. Hi .- thanks for the nice reply – and did want to add another thought – as awesome as this blogosphere is – there need to be boundaries in place or it can lead to a vortex that pulls from life. The dopamine rush that comes from interacting and sharing our creative side and then feeling affirmed can “maybe” lose balance and so I know sometimes life gets in the way – other times we need to make sure we have boundaries in place (IMHO)

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        3. You said it…

          I know, how this so called ‘New Gen’ is glued to the screens and totally disconnected from the real society…

          As long as it’s not your bread winner it should be a confidence booster, that’s all 🙂

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  3. Excellent… I feel it must be a different experience for you to be in such an innovative exhibition. I agree that we are not the right person to comment on the arts displayed but they are certainly intriguing.

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    1. Absolutely, it was a great experience but I clearly lack the technical knowledge to really appreciate the value of many a works…

      For me, the whole place during these exhibition months is really interesting with lots of graffiti around and also the festival ambience…

      Thank you so much for your visit and comments 🙂

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  4. Fantastic visit to the art festival, Sreejith, thanks for taking us along. Really fascinating art, I especially liked the underwater scene. Also enjoyed every one of your unique and heartful photos. While I liked every one of the photos, I especially liked the one with the school-uniformed-boys all in one tree.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jet 🙂

      I really wish, I could spend more time there …

      I always enjoy the scenes outside as much as the exhibitions inside, so there was something interesting everywhere, like the kids on tree 🙂

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  5. You’ve got some fascinating photos here, Sreejith…beautiful art in their own 🙂 Reading and viewing this post, I realize it has been a long time since I have visiting any art show and I miss it. There is a sense of creativity and freedom with such exhibits which makes them so valuable to a community. You capture the ambiance of the exhibition well with your words and photos, great post. Wishing you a continued, blessed, spring time!

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    1. Dear Dalo, thank you so much for your visit and comments 🙂

      As you rightly observed, events like these create a huge interest among the local community and inspires many an aspiring artists.

      For me, it provided quite an opportunity to appreciate art as well as capture some moments.

      Hope you are doing well and the events in Hong Kong didn’t really affect you directly.

      Have a great day ahead 🙂


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