Air India Express unveils new tail art on Boeing 737-800 developed at Kochi biennale

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Air India Express unveils new tail art on Boeing 737-800 developed at Kochi biennale

January 27, 2023 20:30 | Updated 28 January 2023 09:20 IST – Thiruvananthapuram

Tourism Minister Mohamed Riyas and artist Bose Krishnamachary at the unveiling of a new tail art developed at the Kochi Muziris Biennale painted on an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 aircraft at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. | Photo credit: Special Arrangement

Air India Express unveiled a new tail art developed at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and installed on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The tail art was unveiled by Minister for Public Works PA Mohamed Riyas along with CEO of Air India Express Aloke Singh and Kochi Biennale Foundation president Bose Krishnamachari.

The 25 feet long tail art is an adaptation of an original acrylic painting by artist Smitha GS. The painting depicts a parallel timeline through the levels of memory, recreating colorful landscapes filled with chameleons, grasshoppers, microorganisms and aquatic animals. The metaphysical painting simultaneously reveals the mystery of small creatures and the vastness of hills and flower beds.

The unveiling took place at the hangar of Air India Engineering Services Limited at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport.

During the event Mr. Riyas said: “The vibrant tail art reflects the culture of India and this unique partnership between Air India Express and Kochi Biennale shows their commitment to art and culture. Air India Express operates international flights from all four airports of Kerala and I hope it becomes a more formidable force in Indian aviation.

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Recalling that Tata’s first aircraft landed at Thiruvananthapuram Airport in 1935, Mr. Singh said Kerala has seen many such milestones since then. “The Kochi-Muziriz Biennale has emerged as a unique art event in the country, and by placing an artwork developed by the artists on our aircraft, we are taking the spirit of biennales to overseas destinations,” said Mr. Singh.

Mr. Krishnamachari said, “Both Air India Express and the Kochi Biennale Foundation believe in giving a platform to local and international artists to showcase their work to the world”. Air India and Air India Express are the official travel partners for the biennale which started in December 2022 and will run until April 2023.

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