Aurovilian ceramic artist Supriya Menon Meneghetti to participate in LOKAME THARAVADU, organised by Kochi Biennale Foundation www.supriyamm.com

If there are enough people who would like to go for this, please email aurovillearts@auroville.org.in with the subject line “I want visit Lokame Tharavadu”. We will help to organise a group trip.


On February 9th, the Hon. Minister of Finance Kerala, Dr T M Thomas Issac, announced the curated contemporary art exhibition of Malayali artists from all across the world in the venues of Alleppey and Ernakulam, A Kerala State biennale project executed by the Kochi Biennale Foundation.
The exhibition will open on March 10, 2021, and will close on May 31, 2021. 
The artworks of more than 250 Malayali artists, living in Kerala and abroad, will be a part of this global exhibition organised by Kochi Biennale Foundation. This exhibition is curated by the renowned artist and the President of Kochi Biennale Foundation Bose Krishnamachari. 
Bose stated that “Most artists, including me, are confined to their homes for the last many months. This inspired many of us to profoundly think about our home, surroundings and the world. These poignant thoughts led to the creation of the exhibition ‘Lokame Tharavadu.'” 


This is one of the largest art exhibitions ever to involve Malayali artists on a global scale. 256 artists were invited to be a part of this exhibition. Out of the total number, 13 artists are actively practising art outside India such as the Netherlands, France, US, Australia, Turkey, Germany, Rotherdam, England, Oman, Kuwait, Musket etc. Furthermore, 81 artists are working and living in different parts of India.  (The names of the participating artists are given along the press release). 


Similar to the different sectors affected globally, the Malayali artist community too suffered heavy losses due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic. ‘Lokame Tharavadu’ is an effort in collaboration with the Kerala government to recover from the setbacks faced by the artist community. 
Bose Krishnamachari informed that the ministries of Kerala government such as the Tourism and Culture departments along with the Lalit Kala Akademi, Loka Kerala Sabha, Muziris Heritage Project, Alappuzha Heritage Project, Coir Corporation, Port Museum, Yarn Museum, New Model Society, Mrs Betty Karan, Ashok Venugopal and Vivek Venugopal of Karan Group of Companies, Indian Institute of Architects (IIA) Kerala Chapter, and Indian Institute of Interior Designers (IIID) Kerala Chapter will collaborate in materialising this exhibition. Atul and Arti Kirloskar for Generators
The exhibition will take place in 6 different venues in Alleppey and the Durbar Hall Art Gallery of Ernakulam, by strictly following the COVID guidelines of social distancing and other parameters in its execution and public viewing. 


Parallel to this exhibition, the organisers will conduct a series of cultural programmes, conferences, and artist talks.Bose Krishnamachari

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Announcement: If there are enough people who would like to go for this, please email aurovillearts@auroville.org.in with the subject line “I want visit Lokame Tharavadu”. We will help to organise a group trip.