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Biennial Foundation and Kochi-Muziris Biennale present ‘Site Imaginaries’, a two-day symposium on the occasion of the inauguration of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India’s first biennial of contemporary art.

Site Imaginaries

As the first biennale in India and South Asia, the symposium ‘Site Imaginaries’ brings together leading international and Indian scholars, curators and thinkers. The symposium promises to explore the effect of the biennale at the historic site of Muziris, and its place in India’s art history.

The contemporary nature of the biennale is offset by Muziris, an ancient and historic trading port, that engaged trading vessels from China and the Far East as well as Europe, and thus offers a new chapter in Indian art discourse.

Site Imaginaries is the first such attempt to bring world class writers and speakers on art to a non-metropolitan site. Kochi Muziris with its vibrant cosmopolitan past offers an opportunity to create an alternative site for India to engage with global art and to create a new direction in Indian art.

Symposium Advisors: Gayatri Sinha (Critical Collective) and Paul Domela (Liverpool Biennial).

Dates: 15th & 16th December, 2012
Venue: Outset Carnoustie Pavilion, Aspinwall House, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India
Language: English

Admission is open to the public and included in the entrance to the biennale.

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