Kochi Muziris Biennale 2012/2014
India's first Biennale began in Kochi on 12/12/12 showcasing the best of global contemporary art and artists. It helped shine a light on Kerala's culture, heritage and history like never before. The Kochi Muziris Biennale and has now taken its rightful place as one of the premier art and culture
Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Delhi
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, established in 1985, is a premier institution dedicated to research and conservation of Indian art forms and a resource centre for written, oral and visual source materials. It fosters ties with national and international institutions and encourages dialogue on traditional and contemporary arts. http://ignca.nic.in/
Vadehra Art Gallery
Since its inception in 1987, Vadehra Art Gallery (VAG) has promoted contemporary Indian art through exhibitions, retrospectives, publications and educational programmes. Over the last 20 years, the gallery has become the locus through which the works of both modern and contemporary artists have reached the public. http://vadehraart.com/
A Ramachandran's first show in Kerala at Durbar Hall Gallery, Kochi
Padmabhushan winner and internationally renowned painter-sculptor A Ramachandran's works were showcased for the first time in his native Kerala at a major exhibition at the Vadehra Art Gallery in Kochi in August 2013.
Roysten Abel's "The Kitchen" Theatre, Kerala 2014
Internationally renowned Malayalee theatre director Roysten Abel's production 'The Kitchen' was presented as the inaugural work at the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFoK) organised by the Kerala Sangeeta Nataka Akademi in January 2014. http://www.roystenabel.com/
P S Jalaja's solo show at Kashi Art Gallery, Kochi
Noted artist P.S. Jalaja's conducted her first-ever solo exhibition - with focus on twin and inter-related contemporary social issues: police atrocities and state interference - at the Kashi Art Gallery in Fort Kochi from January 25- March 30, 2014.
"Ente" Movie Launch
Ente, a gritty, provocative, bi-lingual thriller is first mainstream movie produced by acclaimed social activist Dr Sunitha Krishnan. Based on a true story the 2013 film talks about human trafficking, the flesh trade and the betrayal of trust. It is directed by Rajesh Touchriver and stars Siddique, Lakshmi Menon, Rathna Shekar Reddy, Neena Kurup and award-winner actress Anjali Patil.
Kovalam Literary Festival 2011/2012 (Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram)
The Kovalam Literary Festival was one of the most exciting literary events in the country in 2012, bringing together globally renowned writers as well as some of the most promising talent in modern Indian writing. The festival held in two legs -- in New Delhi and in Thiruvananthapuram -- featured writers such as Farrukh Dhondy, Booker nominee Jeet Thayil, David Davidar, Swapan Dasgupta, Timeri N Murari, Biman Nath, Nilanjana Roy, N.S. Madhavan, C.P. Surendran, and Benyamin.
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