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Biennale: Miscreants vandalise installations

Published: 20th December 2012 08:47 AM

Last Updated: 20th December 2012 08:49 AM

Miscreants on Wednesday vandalised some of the installations of prominent artists at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris biennale in Fort Kochi. The installation work of South African artist Clifford Charles at the Aspinwall House, the main biennale venue, was desecrated by pouring colours on it.

The miscreants also attempted to deface the portrait of celebrated Australian artist Daniel Connell on the wall of the Cochin Carnival Office. The organisers of biennale said that one person was spotted trying to pour paint on Clifford’s work.

“When some onlookers tried to stop him, he fled from the scene,” they said.

Inspired by a tea vendor, named Achu, who is running his shop near to the office, Daniel had created his portrait, which attracted appreciation from the visitors.

The organisers of the Biennale have filed a complaint with the police. The organisers recalled that when the painting exhibition by a German artist was held during April and May at Durbar Hall here in the run-up to the biennale, the authorities of the world famous Dresden Museum in Germany had received threats through e-mails.

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