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Why you need to be at the month-long Chennai Photo Biennale

It’s that time of the year again, the art landscape in India is full throttle and exploding. With the year starting with Jaipur Lit fest, to a February full of music festivals, to the India Art Fair — it’s the season of culture and art colliding to make our timelines better each month. And continuing it is the Chennai Photo Biennale, back with its second edition this year.
Currently ongoing, you can catch the biennale till March 24. Works of over 50 artists form 13 countries are on display, and over and above the displays one can immerse themselves in artist talks, workshops, films, projections, residencies, and skill development in photography. This edition follows the theme ‘Fauna of Mirrors’, an old Chinese belief that an alternate universe exists behind the mirror, a world and creatures we know nothing about. Renowned photo performance artist and sculptor, Pushpamala.N is serving as the Artistic Director, and said about CPB 2019 that, “The Chennai Photo Biennale seeks to expand the field of photography with a terrific array of photo-artists who use the language of photography to speak to the world. Set in important historical and contemporary venues across the city, the Biennale will be a thought-provoking, spectacular and entertaining public festival.”
All in all, head to CPB for an engaging insight into photographic artists, which seek to ignite conversations and debates within the community. Works by artists such as Manjunath Kamath, Nalini Malani, Vijay Jodha, D. Ravinder Reddy, Dayanita Singh, and many more are being showcased.
All images: Courtesy Chennai Photo Biennale

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Chennai Photo Biennale

CPB is an international biennale of photography, which takes place across several historical, art and public venues in the city. The city will be immersed in photography in various forms, this aims to be a premier visual art event and a benchmark in the cultural scene of Chennai and India.

Various venues across Chennai
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Start Date
February 22, 2019
End Date
March 24, 2019
Megha Uppal
Senior Associate Editor
An innate love for travel and food has translated into many a trips since childhood for Megha; it also fed her curiosity to know about local cultures. When not writing, she is on the lookout for three things: A great dark chocolate dessert, a beautiful pool where she can practice her backstroke, and art that she can save up for.
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