Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016: Calendar of Programmes

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Artists’ Cinema: KA Bodyscapes 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: KA Bodyscapes @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 1 @ 6:30 pm
KA Bodyscapes / India / 2016 / 99 min / Malayalam with English subtitles / Directed by KC Cherian
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Artists’ Cinema: Kappiri Thuruthu 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Kappiri Thuruthu @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 2 @ 6:30 pm
Kappiri Thuruthu / India / 2016 / 118 min / Malayalam with English subtitles / Directed by Sahir Ali
3
Artists’ Cinema: Manhole 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Manhole @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 3 @ 6:30 pm
Manhole / India / 2016 / 85 min / Malayalam with English subtitles / Directed by Vidhu Vincent
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5
Katyayani Sings Kabir 6:00 pm
Katyayani Sings Kabir @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm
Music Performance by Katyayani Dash from Ambedkar College, New Delhi
6
Art Walk through TKM Warehouse 4:30 pm
Art Walk through TKM Warehouse @ TKM Warehouse, Mattancherry
Jan 6 @ 4:30 pm
Special Guided walk through Biennale Venue – TKM Warehouse
Let’s Talk with Alex Seton 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk with Alex Seton @ TKM Warehouse, Mattancherry
Jan 6 @ 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk with Alex Seton
Artists’ Cinema: Francofonia 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Francofonia @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 6 @ 6:30 pm
Francofonia / France,Germany & Netherlands / 2015 / 87 min / French, Russian and German with English subtitles / Directed by Alexander Sokurov
7
Artists’ Cinema: Chauranga 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Chauranga @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm
Chauranga / India / 2014 / 88 min / Kortha dialect with English subtitles / Directed  by Bikas Mishra
Music & Discussion: Manimaran and Group 9:00 pm
Music & Discussion: Manimaran and Group @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 7 @ 9:00 pm
Music Performance & Discussion with Manimaran, Parai artist and social activist from Chennai, his singer-wife Magizhini Manimaran, and their sons Samaran and Iniyan
8
Art Beyond Art 5:00 pm
Art Beyond Art @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  A lecture by Sebastian Cichocki on the role of art institutions when art radiates towards non-artistic areas, and loses the characteristics that have previously defined it as art. Sebastian Cichocki is chief curator and[...]
Artists’ Cinema: Sairat 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Sairat @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 8 @ 6:30 pm
Sairat / India / 2016 / 174 min / Marathi with English subtitles / Directed by Nagraj Manjule
Music & Discussion: Bant Singh and Baljit Kaur 9:30 pm
Music & Discussion: Bant Singh and Baljit Kaur @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 8 @ 9:30 pm
Bant Singh, a Dalit farm labourer, activist and singer from Punjab, will perform, along with his daughter Baljit Kaur, followed by Q&A. 
9
Artists’ Cinema: Chomana Dudi 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Chomana Dudi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
Chomana Dudi / India / 1975 / 141 min / Kannada with English subtitles / Directed by BV Karanth
10
Artists’ Cinema: Agraharathil Kazhuthai 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Agraharathil Kazhuthai @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 10 @ 6:30 pm
Agraharathil Kazhuthai / India / 1977 / 90 min / Tamil with English subtitles / Directed by John Abraham
Music & Discussion: Karinthalakkoottam 9:00 pm
Music & Discussion: Karinthalakkoottam @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 10 @ 9:00 pm
Music performance by Karinthalakkoottam folk music group from Thrissur, Kerala, followed by Q&A. 
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12
Play: Tea with Snacks 7:00 pm
Play: Tea with Snacks @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 12 @ 7:00 pm
Written and Directed by: Preeti Nambiar \ Presented by: Cochin English Theatre Collective \ Cast: NIrmal Shekhar, Sajitha Rasheed, Darly K Manuel, Priyadarshani Pawar \ The play is inspired by the spirit, humour and resilience of[...]
13
Kala, Sariram, Chinta 10:00 am
Kala, Sariram, Chinta @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  A four-day event that will provide a platform for a cross-over between art and thinking, in which the body emerges as the medium of exchange. It imagines a dialogue between artists, thinkers and art[...]
14
Kala, Sariram, Chinta 10:00 am
Kala, Sariram, Chinta @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  A four-day event that will provide a platform for a cross-over between art and thinking, in which the body emerges as the medium of exchange. It imagines a dialogue between artists, thinkers and art[...]
15
Kala, Sariram, Chinta 10:00 am
Kala, Sariram, Chinta @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  A four-day event that will provide a platform for a cross-over between art and thinking, in which the body emerges as the medium of exchange. It imagines a dialogue between artists, thinkers and art[...]
16
Kala, Sariram, Chinta 10:00 am
Kala, Sariram, Chinta @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
  A four-day event that will provide a platform for a cross-over between art and thinking, in which the body emerges as the medium of exchange. It imagines a dialogue between artists, thinkers and art[...]
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18
Music Concert: Gowry Lekshmi Combine 7:00 pm
Music Concert: Gowry Lekshmi Combine @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 18 @ 7:00 pm
Music Concert: Gowry Lekshmi Combine @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Gowry Lekshmi \ Balu Moon \ Rony George \ Sujith Valiyaveettil \ Ganesh Koadaari \ Entry: Rs. 100 (Available at the Venue)
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20
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm
Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi
21
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm
Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi
22
The Accidental Archive 4:00 pm
The Accidental Archive @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  The photograph is an ‘unconscious’ archive, intended for viewing in its own context, but lacking the facility to anticipate how far in the future viewers may look at the same image, and how it[...]
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm
Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi
23
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm
Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.
24
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm
Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.
25
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm
Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.
26
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm
Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too!  The Indian Cinerotica. A film in three parts specially conceptualized and compiled by the curator Amrit Gangar. It will be shown each of three evenings with introductions, reading from classic[...]
27
Art Mediation: Susanne Kudorfer, Annapurna Garimella 4:00 pm
Art Mediation: Susanne Kudorfer, Annapurna Garimella @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  The Art Mediation workshops organised at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 will conclude with lectures on the process of art education and the public. The workshop is organised by Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Swissnex India,[...]
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm
Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too!  The Indian Cinerotica. A film in three parts specially conceptualized and compiled by the curator Amrit Gangar. It will be shown each of three evenings with introductions, reading from classic[...]
28
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 28 @ 6:30 pm
Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too!  The Indian Cinerotica. A film in three parts specially conceptualized and compiled by the curator Amrit Gangar. It will be shown each of three evenings with introductions, reading from classic[...]
29
Laurie Baker: 100 Years 2:30 pm
Laurie Baker: 100 Years @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 29 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  A gathering to commemmorate and discuss the life and work of Laurie Baker. Leading architects from around India will explore the influence and future of Baker’s architectural vision. Uncommon Sense: The Life and Architecture[...]
30
Artists’ Cinema: Velutha Rathrikal (White Nights) 6:30 pm
Artists’ Cinema: Velutha Rathrikal (White Nights) @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm
Velutha Rathrikal (White Lies) India /2015 / 130 min / Malayalam with English Subtitles / Directed by Razi
31
Let’s Talk with Sudhir Kakar 5:00 pm
Let’s Talk with Sudhir Kakar @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
   
Jan
20
Fri
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 20 @ 6:30 pm

Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi

Jan
21
Sat
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm

Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi

Jan
22
Sun
2017
The Accidental Archive @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

The photograph is an ‘unconscious’ archive, intended for viewing in its own context, but lacking the facility to anticipate how far in the future viewers may look at the same image, and how it may be used. As the metanarrative of nations dissolves into partial histories, censorship, heightened surveillance and edited images, the accidental photo-archive over time will reveal alternative histories, incidental truths, and part narratives.

This seminar will discuss the photographic archive, against the backdrop of a curated archive put together based on available collections of photos in Kerala. The project is executed by the Kochi Biennale Foundation and Critical Collective.

Participants: Gayatri Sinha, Helen Hirsch, Jonathan Harris, Sujith Parayil

Artists’ Cinema: Three Films by Rajeev Ravi @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm

Retrospective of films by Rajiv Ravi

Jan
23
Mon
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm

Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.

Jan
24
Tue
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 24 @ 6:30 pm

Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.

Jan
25
Wed
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Padmarajan Special @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm

Special film screenings of Padmarajan’s films.

Jan
26
Thu
2017
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm

Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! 

The Indian Cinerotica.

A film in three parts specially conceptualized and compiled by the curator Amrit Gangar. It will be shown each of three evenings with introductions, reading from classic books and discussions. The compendium includes excerpts from a number of Indian films, right from Dadasaheb Phalke’s first silent film Raja Harishchandra (1913) to the recent Maithili film Meet Hamar Janam Janam Ke (2016).

Jan
27
Fri
2017
Art Mediation: Susanne Kudorfer, Annapurna Garimella @ Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

The Art Mediation workshops organised at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 will conclude with lectures on the process of art education and the public. The workshop is organised by Pro Helvetia New Delhi, Swissnex India, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) and Kochi Biennale Foundation.

 

Susanne Kudorfer
‘From documenta 12 to Manifesta 11. Recent debates and practices in art education’
Working in the field of art mediation and gallery education for about 20 years, Kudorfer will talk about changes and developments, current aims and projects, learning through artworks, artists, museums, galleries and biennales, and why we engage audiences in personal encounters with the arts?
 
Annapurna Garimella
‘The Classroom, the Gallery and the Public’
Over the last 25 years, cultural studies, New Art History and visual culture have been the organising methodologies that the academy in India has engaged to rethink contemporary social and political issues and art. Simultaneously, there has been an expansion in the number of galleries, museum programs, art fairs, biennials, and project spaces. How these domains of knowledge-making connect with each other is deeply impactful on this nascent culture industry and its participants. Garimella will address the history of connections, the network of institutional actors and how ideas of an audience or a public shape this art world.
Artists’ Cinema: Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! @ The Pavilion, Cabral Yard
Jan 27 @ 6:30 pm

Water wets sari, sharira & cinema too! 

The Indian Cinerotica.

A film in three parts specially conceptualized and compiled by the curator Amrit Gangar. It will be shown each of three evenings with introductions, reading from classic books and discussions. The compendium includes excerpts from a number of Indian films, right from Dadasaheb Phalke’s first silent film Raja Harishchandra (1913) to the recent Maithili film Meet Hamar Janam Janam Ke (2016).