Art auction by Kochi Biennale generates Rs 3 cr for 2018 Kerala flood relief
The amount was handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by a Kochi Biennale Foundation delegation.
Conducted by the Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF), the auction generated funds which were channelled to the Kerala government towards the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.
The amount was handed over to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan by a KBF delegation led by the foundation's President Bose Krishnamachari, KBF said in a statement.
As per the arts-based foundation, Vijayan hailed the endeavour as a sign of KBF's social commitment, showing the artists' care and concern for their fellow beings, and called for further cooperation from the cultural world towards the government's 'Rebuild Kerala' mission.
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The January 18 auction titled 'Art Rises for Kerala' in Kochi had sold donated artworks of about 40 artists from India and abroad, including Gulammohammed Sheikh, Anish Kapoor, Dayanita Singh, Francesco Clemente, Anju Dodiya and K.M. Madhusudhanan.