60,000 visitors at Kochi Biennale

Kochi, Dec 28 (IANS) 60,000 people have so far visited the second edition of the Kochi Biennale, which features 100 artworks by 94 artists from India as well as abroad, after its opening Dec 13, organisers said Sunday.

Kerala Culture Minister K.C.Joseph who visited Sunday said he was wonderstruck by the pieces of art on display and remarked that the government and society are obliged to keep it going.
“Remarkable installations have been put up with the limited facilities here. I congratulate them for it. What the government can do, we will do. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has already suggested that it was important to support the biennale, ” said Joseph hinting, that, if not for the poor fiscal situation of the state, funds would have not been a problem.
He lauded the Kochi Biennale Foundation for “bringing the world to Kerala” and for “giving the people a chance to experience the changes in the art world”.
Chandy and his other cabinet colleagues would visit the exhibition in the coming days, he added.