The Birth Of Kochi-Muziris Biennale
In May 2010 Mumbai based contemporary artists of Kerala origin, Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu was approched by, then culture minister of Kerala M.A Baby to start an international art project in the state. Acknowledging the lack of an international platform for contemporary art in India,Bose and Riyas proposed a biennale a large scale international exhibition in Kochi on the lines of Venice Biennale.
First Kochi-Muziris Biennale
The First Kochi-Muziris Biennale began on 12 December 2012(12/12/12). The biennale will host 80 artists with nearly 50 percent foreign artists, site-specific works and a sustained education programme in the three months.As a run-up to the event, in April, the Durbar Hall Kochi will host German modern artist Eberhard Havekost's exhibition “Sightseeing Trip”, held in collaboration with Dresden State Art Collections.