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Ken Takiguchi: A Dramaturg’s Sanctuary

by Leow Puay Tin (1030 words, 7-minute read) The Necessary Stage, in collaboration with HANCHU-YUEI, one of Tokyo’s most innovative theatre companies, brings us a work that explores the digital remains of life after death in another thought provoking work, “Sanctuary”…

Tikam-Tikam Japan: R.I.P. Tokyo

By Leow Puay Tin (1535 words, 10-minute read) The performance event R.I.P. Tokyo began life as a commemoration for a cat which died at the grand age of 22,  five years ago. The cat belonged to director Shirotama Hitsujiya who helms…

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…