Kochi Biennale Foundation, with the support of the Government of Kerala, presents a major contemporary art exhibition titled Lokame Tharavadu curated by Bose Krishnamachari.
Featuring works by over 250 artists who trace their roots back to Kerala, the large-scale survey exhibition will take place over five different venues in Alappuzha including Port Museum, Kerala State Coir Corporation, New Model Society, Eastern Produce Company Ltd. or The Alleppey Company Ltd., William Goodacre & Sons Pvt. Ltd. and the Durbar Hall, Ernakulam. A collection of works of each participating artist is exhibited, in an attempt to foreground each of their individual practices.
The core idea of this exhibition, Lokame Tharavadu or ‘the world is one family’, is drawn from the verses of a Malayalam poem written by Vallathol Narayana Menon, which appeals to the universal spirit of humanity. Set in these times of the Covid pandemic, the exhibition invokes the power of art to revive and resurrect the dejected human spirit.