Fort Kochi is a part of the city Kochi, made up of handful of water-bound regions towards the south-west of the mainland city. It is steeped in history and lore, boasting of having preserved a European heritage and a truly cosmopolitan way of life.
It also has the Indian ‘Banksy’!
For the perennially connected smartphone savvy, Banksy is the pseudonymous artist, whose work (which consists mostly of satirical street art and near subversive epigrams with dark, dry wit thrown in the mix) appeared one fine day in the Bristol Undergound scene and has gone on to capture the imagination of millions all across the globe.
The anonymous artist at Fort Kochi goes by the moniker GuessWho, comes out of hibernation every biennale season and splashes the wall with an unique form of art, clubbing south Indian icons with western ones, often with hilarious and visually arresting results with a dash of satire and a pinch of cocky.
Here’s how we decipher GuessWho’s Guess who/what/when/how.