Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Kerala folktale finds place at Cial terminal

Kochi: The Cochin International Airport Ltd's (Cial) new terminal (T3) which is already decked with a large installation of Thrissur Pooram, has now added one more art piece to the collection on display. The airport has installed a massive mural painting which was a special attraction at Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) last year.
The painting which was put on display at the airport's check-in area two months ago depicts the well-known Kerala folktale, "Parayi Petta Panthirukulam" (twelve clans born of a Pariah woman), which explores the origin of clans in Kerala. The 15m X 3m mural work was created by artist P K Sadanandan and three of his colleagues during the last Biennale.
"This painting, which is done using traditional mural techniques, depicts a story which etched in our cultural roots. Though it is a folktale, it is also very relevant today, as it portrays a message that we all have the same roots," said Sadanandan, who added this piece as a 'post-mural' art piece.
05/12/17 Times of India