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3rd edition of Kochi Biennale to come to a close today

3rd edition of Kochi Biennale to come to a close today

Kochi:: The third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) will come to a close Wednesday with a ceremony at the Durbar Hall here.

Culture Minister A K Balan will be chief guest of the concluding ceremony.

The evening function will also see the Kochi Biennale Foundation announce the curator for the fourth edition of the Biennale, beginning December 2018.

Prior to the finale, visitors have six hours from 10 AM to 4 PM on Wednesday to view the more than 100 art works on display at the Biennale's 12 venues, which have received more than six lakh footfalls since KMB 2016 got underway 108 days ago on December 12 last year, officials said.

The biggest celebration of contemporary art in South Asia, which featured 97 artists from 31 countries, winds up at 4 PM when the Biennale pennant at main venue Aspinwall in Fort Kochi will be ceremonially brought down in the presence of the KMB 2016 curator Sudarshan Shetty, Biennale co-founders Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu, among others, they said.

The function at Durbar Hall will see Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran deliver the presidential address.

It will see a number of dignitaries in attendance, including Ernakulam MP K V Thomas, Ramesh Chennithala, Leader of the Opposition, Kochi Mayor Soumini Jain, MLAs Hibi Eden and K J Maxi, M A Baby, former education and cultural minister and former MP P Rajeeve, they said.

Following the tributes, Thaikkudam Bridge will bring their unique genre-bending rock stylings after an opening set by Suraj Mani and The Tattva Trip.

The concert will close out a nearly four-month line-up of music, dance and other performances.

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