As we finish up our development of Spice Harbour and think about how to sculpt our space into one hospitable to both people and art the flow of news about the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale is welcome. We’ve written about art in many facets on these pages, including the connection between art and technology. It’s an amusing coincidence that just about a year ago I shared interactive links about the then new, and still very cool, Google Art Project.
So what fun to learn that the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012 had “made the cut”, so to speak! It actually isn’t really news, but the good folks at the KMB 2014 website know their social media, and they popped it onto their Facebook page for followers like to me to find, like a wonderful sprinkle of breadcrumbs toward the next edition.
Do you want to revisit and experience the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2012? Thanks to Google Art Project potentially millions of people across the world can now virtually discover and explore India’s first biennale. With this the Kochi-Muziris Biennale becomes the world’s first and only biennale to be archived and digitized by Google Art Project which has till date only collaborated with museums and other permanent exhibitions.
The Google Art Project is collaboration between Google and some of the world’s finest and most highly acclaimed art institutions include collections of the White House in Washington DC, Musée d’Orsay and Musée du Louvre in Paris and the National Gallery in London among many others.
And now one can also walk not only through the sprawling Aspinwall House, the main site of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, but also through all the 14 venues and experience artworks up-close.
Just enough to whet our appetite, right?