Shattered and Chiselled – A discussion between a Sculptor and a Poet

India Heritage Walk Festival brings you the Kochi baithak on 8th Feb 2019, from 10:30 am – 12:00 Noon. All bookings for this baithak are powered by Odigos.

The baithak is a conversation between a poet and the sculptor- both who have worked to carve out the aesthetics from the lives of marginalized communities. Poet M.R. Renukumar and renowned artist Vinu V.V. converse around questions of caste in contemporary Kerala and the mores and sensibilities of artistic practice today.


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Mr Vinu VV and Mr. M.R. Renukumar are the speakers. Vinu is a contemporary sculptor/artist from Kerala whose works often centre on the revolts and poetics of Dalit culture. His work kindles traces of caste and labour featuring ordinary objects—needles, thread, tin cans, sickles—drawn from the struggles, rituals and writings of the subaltern. His work has been featured on various platforms, including the ongoing Kochi Muziris Biennale 2018. Renukumar is a poet and painter. He has translated the graphic biography of B.R. Ambedkar, Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability, from English into Malayalam. His engagement with poetry and art centres on caste in its multifaceted existence in contemporary Kerala.

Important Information

The Meeting venue will be David Hall, 1/264, Napier Street Opp. Parade Ground Fort Kochi

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Shattered and Chiselled tour