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Various Locations

Kochi-Muziris Biennale

VIVAN SUNDARAM, Black Gold, 2012, 80 kilograms of pottery shards taken from an archeological site in Muziris, 

installed in Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi, for the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2012.

The inaugural Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) opened to the public largely unfinished. Its main exhibition venues contained empty rooms, shipping containers sat unopened and many artworks were half-installed due to a lack of electricity and personnel. At a last-minute press conference, curators Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, who had originally touted the event as an international-standard biennial, reverted to calling…

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