On site in Kochi has begun the installation of major projects for the upcoming Biennale. Unfortunately the much awaited funds from the Government has been significantly delayed.

2nd Kochi-Muziris Biennale

December 12, 2014 – March 29, 2015

Curator: Jitish Kallat

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2014 is less than a month away.

The Kochi Biennale Foundations needs major  additional funds to open the second edition on 12/12/14 and sustain it for 108 days thereafter until 29/03/15.

To mobilize its collective and larger networks Kochi-Muziris Biennale is reaching out to its friends, supporters, advisors and well wishers to spread the word about its crowdfunding initiative.

Help to meet the project Goal of 15,000,000 fifteen crores (Approximately $3,000,000 Three million dollars) by donating anywhere from Rs.100 ( $1.61)  onwards.

Kochi-Muziris Biennale crowdfunding initiative can be found at kochimuzirisbiennale.org/donate

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is India’s first Biennale. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an international exhibition of contemporary art hosted in the city of Kochi, India.

The Biennale is a platform for new Indian and international aesthetics and art experiences, and seeks to sustain a space that protects and projects the freedom of artistic invention. The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is an affirmation of the legacy of the ancient port of Muziris and the continuation of its cosmopolitan ethos in the city of Kochi. The Biennale is an exploration of these enduring traditions of co-existence and hospitality that constitutes an alternative to the dominant and domineering political and cultural discourses available today.

Why you should support Kochi-Muziris Biennale

Your support and contributions are vital to ensure that the Kochi-Muziris Biennale lives up to its global standard, one that would continue to attract top international talents and contemporary artists. Already the world’s second-largest Biennale after Venice, the organizers are keen to offer the world a quality and rich experience of India and Indian Art forms.

Crowd-funding ensures that the Biennale:

1. Draws from the history of public action in Kerala and becomes a community engaged project
2. Will be the first Biennale which is funded entirely by the people, for the people
3. Will attract audiences from around the world
4. Will showcase the new and emerging confidence of the Indian people
5. Will be self-sustainable and will be a greater platform to bring about social change through the arts