The Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an art exhibition and festival that is the largest of its kind in South Asia. Feroze Gujral is a co-founder and Trustee of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. The Gujral Foundation has supported the biennale from its inception, as a venue patron for the historic Aspinwall House, which houses the main exhibition, and Cabral Yard.
The fourth edition of the Biennale titled ‘Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life’ ran from 12th December 2018 – 29th March 2019. This edition was curated by contemporary artist Anita Dube, and featured an exhibition, pavilion, and an ancillary programme of talks, workshops, film screenings, and music.
This edition presented 95 curated works of 135 artists from 31 countries. The three-month exhibition, also featured a “Knowledge Laboratory” and “infra-projects”.
Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life drew heavily on Dube’s politics. Starting from the 1980s, when she wrote the manifesto for the Indian Radical Painters and Sculptors’ Association – a group of artists who believed in freeing art from market influences – Dube’s works have been “politically informed, if not charged”. From feminism to consumerism, Dube’s art delves into some of the most pressing issues of our times, and these formed the core of Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life as well.