Kochi-Muziris Biennale to feature 97 artists

Kochi, Nov 11 (IANS) The third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) — which will open on December 12 here — will feature 97 artists from 36 countries.

The fest will be spread over 11 venues and will be curated by artist Sudarshan Shetty.

The event will run for 108 days and is being seen as the largest celebration of contemporary art in South Asia. It will host works by artists working across a range of media — in keeping with its mandate to broaden and blur the labels and lines attributed to art.

The artists whose works will be on display are drawn from various disciplines, forms, styles and include writers, dancers, poets, musicians and theatre practitioners.

“The final list of artists is but a sampling of the richness and range to be found along the art spectrum. The coming together of, and the conversations between, their diverse approaches, sensibilities, practices, creations and performances as they unfold in Kochi will showcase to the world what the ‘People’s Biennale’ is all about,” said Shetty.