Kochi Biennale 2014
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The Kochi Biennale draws the attention of the international art world to Kochi, the largest city in the Indian state of Kerala. Titled "Whorled Explorations", the second edition of the artist-curated Kochi-Muziris Biennale was curated by Jitish Kallat and gathered 94 artists from India and around the world to contemplate and comment on globalization in the context of this city of the spice trade, of science and of literature. Photo credit: Kochi Biennale Foundation.
Julian Charriere's 'We Are All Astronauts' installed at Durbar Hall, Ernakulam. The artist has used thirteen found globes made of glass, plastic, paper and wood. Steel base with MDF board; dust from globes surface and international mineral sandpaper.
Nikhil Chopra's 52 hour-long performance entitled "Le perle noire II" took place at Aspinwall House for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 inspired audience.
Performance artist Nikhil Chopra is from Goa.
Gigi Scaria's stainless steel bell installation titled 'Chronicles of The Shores Foretold' at Pepper House, Fort Kochi
Xu Bing's Background Story: Endless Xishan Mountain Scenery(2014) installed at Aspinwall House.
Unnikrishnan C's 'Untitled' work installed at CSI Bungalow, Fort Kochi. The artist has used oil and acrylic paint, carvings on terracotta bricks.
Unnikrishnan C's 'Untitled' work installed at CSI Bungalow, Fort Kochi. The artist has used oil and acrylic paint, carvings on terracotta bricks.
Valsan Koorma Kolleri's 'How Goes the Enemy' is installed at Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi. The artist has used laterite, mud and baked earth.
Sumakshi Singh's work titled 'In, Between the Pages' at Pepper House, Fort Kochi. Multi-media Installation: drawings, paintings and collage on paper scrolls, projection, stop-motion animation - 70 x 30 ft
An installation by Kerala-born Bangalore-working artist Sunoj D.
Shanthamani Muddaiah's work titled 'Backbone' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used cement and cinder - 7 x 5 x 71 ft - Dimensions variable
Prashant Pandey's 'Artha' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used discarded blood slides, iron, stainless steel thread 81 x 108 x 108 inches
Sahej Rahal's 'Harbinger' installed at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used clay, polyurethane, hay, found objects.
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's 'Pan-anthem' installed at David Hall, Fort Kochi. The artist has used loudspeakers with custom-electronics for sound playback, power distribution battens, ultrasonic proximity sensors, LED screens, steel plates, paper printouts showing alternative statistical arrangements.
Installation "Teddy Universe" and video by Bangalore artist duo Søren Pors & Aparna Rao installed at Aspinwall House.
Katie Paterson
Mithu Sen's video installation based on a performance titled 'I have only one language; it is not mine' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi.
Khalil Rabah
K G Subramanyan's 'War of the Relics' installed at David Hall, Fort Kochi. The artist has used acrylic on canvas (16 panels- 9ft X 36ft overall)
N S Harsha's 'Punarapi Jananam Punarapi Maranam' installed at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used acrylic on canvas, tarpaulin (approx 12ft X 80ft)
Dinh Q Le's 'Erasure' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. Single-channel video: 2K HD Colour, sound 7 minutes, found photographs, stone, wooden boat fragments; computer, scanner, dedicated website Dimensions variable
Francesco Clemente's Pepper Tent at Aspinwall House.
Dayanita Singh's '1.9.2014 Dear Mr Walter' installed at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used teak wood structures with 196 inkjet prints.
Bharti Kher's work titled 'Three Decimal Points Of a Minute Of a Second Of a Degree' installed at Pepper House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used wood, metal, granite and rope.
David Horvitz's 'The Distance of a Day' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. Two videos Colour 12 minutes each.
Christian Waldvogel's 'The earth turns without me' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. Installation with four parts: Prologue, Documentation, Proof, Standstill - Dimensions variable
Chen Chieh-jen's 'Realm of Reverberation' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. Four-channel video installation, black and white, sound 23 minutes each.
Bijoy Jain's 'Tar Studies' at CSI Bungalow, Fort Kochi. The work on display is composed of a number of ambiguous forms encased in tar.
Benitha Perciyal's work titled 'The Fires of Faith' at Pepper House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used bark powder, frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cloves, lemon grass, cedar wood, coal, leather dried gourds, wood (re-used), perfume and essential oil bottles and assorted objects of daily use - Dimensions variable
Anish Kapoor's water vortex 'Descension' is installed at Apsinwall House, Fort Kochi.
Mona Hatoum's work titled 'Undercurrent' at Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi. The artist has used Cloth covered electric cable, light bulbs, computerised dimmer unit. (31.16 ft in diameter)
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