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Kochi-Muziris Biennale: Artist Speak


The first week of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale saw artists working hard to get their installations up. It was not all fun for them but it definitely gave us-the visitor- an insight into how art is created. Artists too, said they learnt a thing or two. Said one artist,“Even international artists were busy hammering stuff. They had to do it if they wanted to exhibit. Many of the biennales like the Venice one is over a hundred years old. So we don’t know how it began but here we are at a historic moment. We are watching how the curators are struggling to get the biennale going.”
Artists Ernesto Neto, Angelica Mesiti, Ahmed Mater speak about their work, the biennale and answer some other random questions.
Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto has visualized relationships with materials and spices. 
Read on: http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/portraits-from-the-kochi-biennale-sculptor-ernesto-neto/


Ernesto Neto: On relationships


Austrailian artist Angelica Mesiti talks about her Citizens Band


Saudi artist Ahmed Mater speaks about the great connect between India and Mecca. An Arabian myth says the first man Adam was created in India. And Eve in Jeddah...

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