Kochi, May 31 (IANS) Internationally acclaimed artist and Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) co-founder Bose Krishnamachari will curate the inaugural Yinchuan biennale in China later this year, it was announced on Tuesday.
For the biennale titled “For An Image, Faster Than Light”, Krishnamachari has already chosen 40 out of the 80 international artists who will showcase their works at the Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan (MOCA Yinchuan) from September 9 to December 18, 2016.
The featured artists will explore a range of contemporary issues, in keeping with the breadth of Krishnamachari’s creative vision and the cosmopolitan ethic that is also the hallmark of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. Among those who will take part include Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Riyas Komu, co-founder of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, and Sudarshan Shetty, curator of the 2016 edition of the Biennale in Kochi.
“This biennale in China can postulate different themes, including spiritual and social consciousness, an examination of political narratives and critical global engagement and an acknowledgment of a collective responsibility therein,” said Krishnamachari.
The biennale will also see a host of cultural activities like music programmes and seminars on the various aspects of the concept note.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan is the first contemporary museum along the Yellow River in the northwest of China and is considered among the best new museums in China.