Category Archives: ARTS & CULTURE

The  pathway to ‘democratisation of art’  

KBF hosted 10-day workshop on influential art education programme  that offers promise of greater access to art for broader audiences Kochi: From holding guided blindfold tours to getting the grounds-keeping staff involved through picture and word association activities, a series of art mediation practices were

Visiting cine actors find KMB 2016 ‘magical’ and ‘stimulating’

Kochi: Veteran actors from the Malayalam and Hindi film industries experienced the ‘magic and wonder’ of the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) over the weekend. Mollywood stalwarts Maniyanpilla Raju and Kunchan visited Aspinwall House, the main venue for KMB 2016, Saturday morning,

‘Dissent and discourse’ on the streets of Kochi

Kochi: Strong crowds thronged a number of locations around Fort Kochi and Mattancherry today as the BM Anand Foundation along with Jana Natya Manch (Janam), one of Delhi’s oldest and most non-conformist theatre groups, kicked off a weekend-long series of street theatre performances. After watching

Poem: Life is often a mystery

by Parvathi Vinod The beckoning asterisms Embracing beautiful antelopes The sweet voice of cuckoo The veils of morning The glimmers of midnight Like a premadoma Nature showers it’s flowers But I still see a mystery In nock and corner Created by omnipotent creator The greatest mystery In

Archive of images frames early Kerala identity for reinterpretation

KBF-Critical Collective exhibition ‘The Accidental Archive’ was on show from January 22-23 Kochi: The alternative histories, smaller truths and partial narratives of Kerala society and culture as revealed through a curated archive of visual imagery were presented over a two-day exhibition held on the sidelines

Content should determine the language in art: Mallika Sarabhai

Celebrated danseuse visited the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale on Friday Kochi: Noting that every art form needs to communicate, Padma Bhushan Mallika Sarabhai said content should determine the language of art and not the other way round. “Some artists first find a

House rules

Research shows how rebuilding Britain’s Houses of Parliament in the 1800s helped create clean-air laws by Peter Dizikes, MIT News Office CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Britain’s dazzling Houses of Parliament building, constructed from 1840 until 1870, is an international icon. But the building’s greatest legacy may be