India‘s Kochi-Muziris Biennale has been described as one of the most significant newly emergent biennales, alongside Shanghai, Sharjah and Dakar. However, there have been few sustained and critical studies of these events as specific sites of production and reception of contemporary art. This book, engaging with the Kochi Biennale, provides detaile
Table of Contents
Introduction I Is Art Enough? 1. The Biennale Effect 2. Effects of Mobility, Visibility and Connectivity 3. The Cultural Politics of Whorled Explorations 4. The Biennale was Not the Issue An interview with Riyas Komu II Making Work 5. Making a Biennale: Art Interrupted 6. Curation in/as Dialogue: the Correspondence of Jitish Kallat 7. Painterly Explorations and the Social Gestus of Contemporary Art 8. End of Empire III Beyond the Event 9. A People‘s Biennale : A Democracy of Visual Culture? 10. Analogue and Digital Audiences 11. Towards a New Art Education 12. Regional Effects - From Triennale to Biennale, from Festival to Summit
Robert E. D’Souza is Head of Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK.
Sunil Manghani is Reader in Critical and Cultural Theory, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, UK.