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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…

Zoned Out at the Singapore Biennale 2016

By Jay Mar Albaos, Antonín Brinda, Petros Konnaris, Ray Langenbach, Jamie MacDonald, Harriet Rabe, Jolijn de Wolf (4350 words, 40-minute read)    Institution ° Preparations are ongoing. An assistant paints the white wall a bit whiter. Spelling mistakes in the text on…

Public Art in Ho Chi Minh City

As a communist country, Vietnam isn’t always the easiest place to find publicly displayed art, especially modern or controversial work. However, the country seems to be changing – and Ho Chi Minh City is leading the way. Here are some of the best places…

Bringing Bruneian Art To The World

The move towards showcasing Bruneian art to the world can increasingly be felt, with the Russian ambassador to Brunei recently remarking that works of Bruneian artists deserve to be seen in the international market to help the world to know…