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8 – 14 May 2017: Singapore

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies, Former Ford Factory, open all week To mark – not commemorate – the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, there’ll be an exhibition set in the Old Ford Factory, which was…

Kochi: the City and its Biennale

By Sharaad Kuttan (1020 words, 10-minute read) Don’t all Biennales compete with the cities they are sited in? It’s certainly true of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, a state located on the south-western coast of India. Set largely in the increasingly…

Kochi-Muziris Biennale Finds a Permanent Home

On March 3, the government of Kerala announced that the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB), India’s first biennial of contemporary art, will receive a permanent venue for its future editions. Following a longstanding request from the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF), which organizes…

To Biennale or Not To Biennale (Part II)

By Sunitha Janamohanan (2610 words, 30-minute read) This is the second of a two-part essay on origins and rise of  biennales within the context of Malaysia’s aspirations for a world-class international visual art mega-exhibition. Read Part I here.  Part II…

To Biennale or Not To Biennale (Part I)

By Sunitha Janamohanan (2900 words, 30-minute read)   This is the first of a two-part essay on origins and rise of  biennales within the context of Malaysia’s aspirations for a world-class international visual art mega-exhibition. Read Part II here.  Part…