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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Kashi art cafe, fort kochi, an update


Kashi art cafe is a very popular hangout in Fort Kochi.
I have already blogged about this cool spot before and consider this as an update. Kashi incidentally is a venue of Kochi - Muziris biennale 2014.


A visit to Fort Kochi is never complete without a visit to Kashi, that is my opinion :)
This is an amazing cafe where art perfectly blends with coffee and rest of the delicacies. Just sit where you can enjoy art, well...that means practically anywhere here, sip the cappuccino and you are in sync with universe !




This massive portion of chocolate cake soaked in golden brown chocolate sauce is a famous dish and is in great demand all the time.
Reasonably priced, of course :)





The yester years wooden railway sleepers put into use artistically...brilliant !


Art at the entrance...


Creepers, small plants and trees intermingle with art and we too form a part of the whole thing, all in tune with mother Nature !

http://www.kochimuzirisbiennale.org
http://www.kashiartgallery.com
http://magnificentdewdrops.blogspot.in/2014/04/art-and-food-brilliant-combination.html

  • Anything, anywhere, anytime by anybody in sync with the rhythmic tunes of Nature will always be a success.

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Friday, 26 December 2014

Aspinwall house, one of the awesome venues of Kochi - Muziris biennale 2014


Aspinwall house, a heritage property, is the primary venue of Kochi - Muziris biennale 2014.

Cochin (Kochi) was actually the center stage of maritime trade about a century and a half ago. Chinese, Arabs and Egyptians had trade relations with Malabar coast long before the arrival of Englishmen, Portuguese and French. It was Englishmen who paved the way to a well established trade of spices and condiments involving Kochi port as a major hub of export.

One of such firms was that of Oughterson & Campbell established in 1844. They sold the business to Finlay Campbell & Co. of London in 1863. Mr. John Hutchison Aspinwall was sent to manage the assets and business in Cochin as partner. In 1867 when the parent company suffered a stock market crash the assets at Cochin came into the hands of Mr J H Aspinwall and the enterprise came to be known as Aspinwall & Co. from 30th June 1867. He was instrumental in developing Kochi port and was the president of Cochin chamber of Commerce.

Bordered by the Arabian sea on one side this beautiful site serves as the perfect location for the biennale. In the warehouses, buildings and even on the grounds reputed artists from all over the world have showcased their creations.


A swing...cool :)





This is one of the star attractions here. This undulating, curvaceous pavilion is created by Mr Vinu Daniel. This is the stage for the 'Artists' Cinema' and 'History Now', two parallel programs of biennale.


Amazing architecture !





Nice seats, coconut tree logs...:)


http://www.kochimuzirisbiennale.org

http://www.aspinwall.in

  • Some places instill in us wonderful feelings the moment we enter there. Such places get energized by generations of people and universe too resonate in harmony to each and every element over there. 

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Thursday, 25 December 2014

Fluidity of horizons by Parvathi Nayar, an amazing art, Kochi Muziris biennale 2014


"The starting point of these explorations is the dot, the punctum (the point) whose endless iterations..."  I liked it, very meaningful words !
This brilliant artist has included so many facets of the ancient history of Malabar coast in this work especially the skillful integration of 'astrolabe', an astronomical instrument widely used by explorers during that time.


Beautiful creation !


A must see art, do not miss it :)


Pepper, dubbed as 'black gold' and other condiments and spices attracted many explorers to this part of the world that led to a series of historical events which as you all know finally became a double edged sword.


http://www.kochimuzirisbiennale.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4CZoVIFGQo   watch the interview with the artist.

I have written a post some time ago about 'Ibn batuta mall' in Dubai where I have posted a picture of Islamic astrolabe http://magicalpresent.blogspot.in/2014/01/ibn-battuta-mall-in-dubai-theme.html

  • Only art can reflect certain delicate aspects of life.

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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas...




All my blogger friends...
Merry Christmas...


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Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Awesome graffiti being created...Kochi - Muziris biennale 2014


It was really exciting to watch such an awesome graffiti being created !
A group of talented art students of RLV College of Music and fine arts, Tripunithura, Kerala are working to realize this art.
Off Jew town road on the wall in a narrow alley we also could add some strokes on this magnificent art. Thank you guyz :)


Brilliant !
Bright colors, superb drawing...!


Very interesting to watch them painting :)


Entrance of Jew town street...walk just ten yards ahead, turn left and enjoy this wonderful creation !
  • Graffiti is an art-form that stirs souls.  Try doing it at least once...and enjoy the feeling :)

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