The work of Prof. Melissa Furness work will be included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, which opens December 12, 2016 and runs through March 29, 2017.
The Biennale, which will run for 108 days, from December 12, 2016 until March 29, 2017, is the largest and longest contemporary art biennial in South Asia. Since its inception the Kochi-Muziris Biennale has established itself as a catalyst for artistic engagement and dialogue in India, becoming a repository of ideas and ideologies, an occasion to reimagine both past and present, and reflect upon the notions of diversity and cosmopolitanism as represented by the pluralism of Kochi itself. Previous editions, in 2012 and 2014, showcased the works of 183 artists from around the world, and had a combined draw of nearly a million visitors.
Cooperative Consciousness : A.I.R. Artists at Kochi
December 12, 2016 – March 29, 2017
OED Gallery Compound
5/600, Bazaar Rd, Mattancherry, Kochi,
Kerala 682002, India
Curator: Kathryn Myers
Co-Curator: Jayanthi Moorthy
Participating Artists: NYC MEMBERS—Daria Dorosh, Jane Swavely, Jayanthi Moorthy, Joan Snitzer, Maxine Henryson, Yvette Drury Dubinsky
NATIONAL MEMBERS—Alisa Henriquez, d’Ann de Simone, Jody Joldersma, Julia Kim Smith, Melissa Furness, Mimi Oritsky
ADJUNCT MEMBERS—Louise McCagg, Shannon Forrester
ALUMNAE MEMBERS—Jane Gilmor, Nancy Morrow
The interconnected currents of Cooperative Consciousness—identity, materials, substance and formlessness—typify the range of artistic diversity and experimental approaches that have always characterized the work and creative practices of A.I.R. artists. Founded in 1972 New York, A.I.R. (Artists in Residence, Inc.) is the pioneer women’s cooperative gallery in the United States with sustained operation and activities for the past forty-five years.