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IFA@Kochi: Shifting Narratives - an exhibition at the Kerala Museum | December 11, 2016 - February 26, 2017

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
in collaboration with
Kerala Museum
Shifting Narratives
(An exhibition of works from the Madhavan Nayar Foundation Collection)
curated by
Supriya Menon
On view from: December 11, 2016 to February 26, 2017
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Kerala Museum, Pathadipalam, Edappally, Kochi - 682 024
Contact: 0484 2541 768 / +91 81290 51880
Join us on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the opening of the exhibition Shifting Narratives (An Exhibition of Works from the Madhavan Nayar Foundation Collection) by curator and researcher Supriya Menon.
The works in this exhibition highlight the diverse ways in which modern and contemporary artists have depicted the human figure to narrate stories about the India of their times.
The human figure has remained central to Indian art for millennia. The 19th century saw the rise of British colonial power; it also saw the decline of traditional Indian patronage to artists and exposure to European art, which set off decisive shifts in Indian art. These were manifested in the portrayal of the human form, which soon became a site for exploring ideas of identity, nationalism and modernity. In the decades that followed, the human figure was variously transformed from full-bodied realistic forms to emaciated spectral figures, heroic ideals to desired objects. Through these shifting forms, the artists of each generation responded to their socio-political realities, as well as to the artistic values of those who preceded them. This exhibition draws attention to some of the major concerns of each generation of artists and the changing representations of the figure in their art in a chronological display.
The Kerala Museum houses the Madhavan Nayar Foundation Collection. The collection is the result of its founder Madhavan Nayar’s desire to introduce works of the finest modern and contemporary Indian artists to audiences in Kerala.
Supriya is a Mumbai based curator and researcher. She has worked in public engagement and research roles at various museums in England , including the Wellcome Collection, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and Victoria & Albert Museum. She has worked on a range of cultural projects in India since 2014, including those at the Bihar Museum, the Dharavi Biennale and Medicine Corner- a British arts project exploring medicine and healing in India.
Supriya Menon received a Fellowship under the Archival and Museum Fellowship initiative, from India Foundation for the Arts, supported by the Tata Trusts.
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Exhibition Preview - Kerala Museum & Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Delhi

 Preview of the exhibition 'Pond near the field' at the Kerala Museum Art Galleries and Visual Arts Centre.
Date: 11 th of December 
Time 5.00 pm 
Exhibition continues:
12th December 2016 to 30th April 2016
Time 10 am  to 6 pm 
Closed on Mondays


Museum Fest 2016 @ Kerala Museum Edappally

Museum Fest 2016
The fourth edition of the Museum Fest at the Kerala Museum Amphitheatre will take place from the 9th-11th December at the Kerala Museum Edapally, MadhavanNayar Foundation. The event will showcase music, dance and theatre from across the country, and will run alongside the Kochi Biennale Collateral Show, “Pond Near the Field’, a collaboration between the Kerala Museum Visual Arts Centre and the KiranNadar Museum of Arts, Delhi.
The main sponsor of the event Museum Fest 2016- Ministry of  Culture , Delhi.
The festival begins  on the 9th of December with RukminiVijayKumar from the Boston Conservatory, Ballet and Bharat Nattyam dancer, and  founder of RaadhaKalpa presenting  a dance ensemble and solo performance.  Her productions, dynamic direction and unique choreographic perspective roots the contemporary in tradition and is delightfully refreshing.She has been appreciated for her unique style and dynamism at performances all over the world.
On the second day of the Festival is a Classical treat by rising stars, with a violin concert by VidushiApoorva Krishna. Disciple of Guru LalgudiSrimathiBrahmanandam and Guru AnuradhaSidharth, Apoorva has performed in the Madras Margazhi Music Festival, Cleveland TyagarajaAradhana Festival, and many other leading sabhas all over India.
This will be followed by vocal recital by Ashwath Narayanan, recipient of Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award for the year 2016.
He received the Shree Shanmukhananda  MSSubbulakshmi 2013 Fellowship and is also the winner of the Hindu Saregama MS Subbulakshmi Award 2013. He has conducted Concert tours to the USA in Spring 2014, 2015 at the Cleveland Aradhana Festival 
'Akshayambara’  presented by ' Dramanon', Dramatist Anonymous,  founded by SharanyaRamprakash uses both  modern theatrical  tools and the  dance drama form of  Yakshagana.
It was recently  nominated  in  eight  categories  at  the  Mahindra  Excellence  in Theatre Awards (META) ’16, best Male Actor and Best Director and script.  Sharanya is actor, director, and playwright of the play.
Sharanya is a TheatertreffenInternational  Forum 2016  scholar. Her latest work  'Bangalore  Bureau of  Future  Information'  was presented at the  City  of Mannheim, Germany  for  the  2016 edition  of  the  Schwindelfrei Theatre Festival.
Passes will be available at the office of the Kerala Museum, Edapally and the Rotary BalBhavan, Panampilly Nagar. For further details : 0484 4020506, 8129051880

Musical Event @ Kerala Museum Edappally

Kerala museum in association with Amar Geet Bahar, Edappally  presents  " Salil Chawdhary Hits on  Saturday  19th of November 2016 .

                                                               Venue :- Kerala Museum, Edappally


                                                                Time :- 6 pm 


Sandhya Madhuradwani Vocal Concert on 20th November 2016 @ 5 pm

The Kerala Museum brings to you* "Sandhya Madhuradwani" *exclusive evening programme of music, every Second Sunday of the month for discerning music lovers and supporters of our mission to promote Art and performing Arts. This month on  third Sunday 20th November 2016  we are conducting Vocal Concert  by

Vocal           -     R Sivaramakrishnan 
Violin          -      Tripunithura Mahesh 
Mridangam  -       Aluva Venkit Praveen 

Time : 5 pm, 

Venue: Rohini Hall, Kerala Museum, Edappally