Museum of Kerala History—Of Art, Artists and History

Kerala Museum in Edappally is one of Kochi's oldest museums. With works by modern masters such as Jamini Roy, Ramkinkar Baij, M.F. Husain, Ram Kumar, K.G. Subramanyan and Bhupen Khakhar, the museum's extraordinarily rich art collection is the only one of its kind in Kerala. This walk will introduce visitors to the story of the art collection and its founder, Madhavan Nayar, and explore key works in the collection.

 

This guided tour is free. 


Aditi Nayar
Walk Leader
Born in Cochin, educated at St.Xavier’s College, Bombay; Chelsea College of Art; and Wimbledon College of Art in London; artist Aditi Nayar works across a range of media from video and audio installations to kinetic sculpture, latex, fibreglass, rope and oil on canvas. Her emphasis on concept is supported by a strong experimental technique.

The foremost concern of her works is the predictability of human responses to stimuli. In her work we see an attempt to depict our ever-shrinking psychological space and ‘time to respond’. Aditi’s installations rely upon audience participation where each distinctive reaction is based upon a personal bank of past experiences. The thread that runs through her work is a directness aimed at eliciting an immediate response.

Her work has been exhibited at the India Habitat Center, Delhi, and Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi. She curated the complete collection of paintings at the MNF Art Gallery in 2010.