A stimulating four-day conclave featuring eminent thinkers from across intellectual disciplines, ideological schools and professional streams will begin on 13 January 2017 (Friday) on the sidelines of the ongoing third edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB).
Titled ‘Art, Body, Thought: Expressions’, the conference – organised by the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) and supported by HCL and Kiran Nadar Museum of Art – will be held at the Pavilion in Cabral Yard, Fort Kochi from January 13-16.
Part of the KBF’s ‘Let’s Talk’ series, the conference will discuss a number of perspectives and concerns. There will be conversations on topics as varied as Art and Art Thought; Kerala’s identity and its Visual Environment; Regionalism and Usage (dialect). Some other topics that will come for stimulating discussions are Coding and implementation; Language, Poetry, Philosophy; and Custom, Creative Expressions and Art.
A special session titled ‘Biennale First Look’ will feature discussions between Anita Thampy and Dr. Nissar Ahmed, who will deliver the keynote address at Friday’s inaugural function. There will also be sessions on the works of C.G. Krishnan, Ramu Aravindan and Vinu V.V. ‘Udaluravu’, a unique creative work by Sankar Venkateswaran and Chandru Ninas, will be also performed at the conference.
Other participants at the conference include Sashikumar, Kalpetta Narayanan, Sajitha Madathil, Latheesh Mohan, C.S. Venkiteswaran, Riyas Komu, Renu Ramnath, K. Rajan, Dineshan Vadakkaniyil, M.V. Narayanan, Indu G., Damodaran Prasad, Kavitha Balakrishanan, M.R. Renukumar, N. Byju, Shahbaz Aman, Kapila Venu, Anvar Ali, T.V. Madhu, C.J. George, Asha Latha and Reshma Bhardwaraj.
Friday – 13/1/2017
10 am: Topic-Art and Art Thought
Introduction- Renjini Krishnan, Dilip Raj
11 am: Main Speech- Art, Source, Body- Nissar Ahmed
Responses- Anita Thampy, Sajitha Madathil, Sashikumar, Kalpetta Narayan
3.30 pm: Discussion- Environment, Regionalism, Usages
Latheesh Mohan, CS Venkiteswaran, Riyas Komu, Renu Ramnath, K Rajan, Dineshan Vadakkiniyil
Conversation- CG Krishnan, Kavitha Balakrishnan
Saturday – 14/01/2017
Biennale First Look-Anita Thampy, Nissar Ahmed
Sunday – 15/01/2017
10am: Conversation – Vinu VV, MR Renukumar
11am: Discussion – Kerala identity and its visual environment
Sujith Kumar Parayil, Sashikumar, Kavitha Balakrishnan, Damodar Prasad
Conversation: Ramu Aravindan/Baiju Natarajan
3.30 pm: Discussion – Coding and Implementation
MV Narayanan, Indu G, Shankar Venkiteswaran, Shahbaz Aman
Conversation- Kapila Venu, Indu G, MV Narayanan
6.30 pm: ‘Udaluravu’- Creative expression by Sankar Venkiteswaran, Chandru Ninasam
Monday – 16/01/2017
Anvar Ai, TV Madhu, CJ George, Ashalatha, Latheesh Mohan
Conversation- Kalpetta Narayanan
Custom, Creative Expression, Art
Dineshan Vadakkiniyil, Reshma Bhardwaj
3 30pm: Discussion-Body,Source, Art
Conclusion- Nissar Ahmed