Kochi-Muziris: India's First Art Biennale in 2012

01 The port city of Kochi, India
The port city of Kochi, India

Yesterday it was announced the creation of the emerging economic giant's first-ever major art biennial. Set to debut in 2012, the Kochi-Muziris Biennale will take place in port city of Kochi in the Kerala province on the southwest coast of India, and in neighboring Muziris, known for a rich historical heritage that reaches back to the days when it was a center for spice-trading with the Roman Empire.

02 Riyas Komu's 'Onlyness,' 2007
"Onlyness" (2007) by Riyas Komu

The creative directors of the inaugural Kochi-Muziris Biennale are artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, both of whom have experience with international art events.

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