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Karachi Biennale

The first Karachi Biennale was launched in January 28 to introduce the mandate of KB17 that will be held in October 2017 with exhibitions, artists talks and panels.150 artists from Pakistan and around the world will be a part of the show.
We would like to invite you all to visit the Biennale that will take place from 21 October -5 November 2017 at 10 venues around the city. 

A fast growing arts scene has flourished within the white cube spaces of galleries that dot the city. The goal of Karachi Biennale is to bring visual art into public spaces to invite, encourage, and sometimes impose public engagement on the viewing audience. Using the metropolis of the host city as a backdrop, the Karachi Biennale 2017 will present artistic content that addresses topics and initiates discussion under a conceptual framework titled “Witness”. Projects will be created that interact with the viewing public to create a platform that is democratic and accessible.

The biennale brings together innovation, excellence and criticality through a multiplicity of curatorial strategies to showcase artists from Pakistan to the world as well as strengthen a regional art exchange. Pakistan has begun to feature prominently on the global map with many points of creative interest that have arisen with the international achievements of its artists These achievements reflect the depth and vitality of art production in the country that is  garnering world attention.

The biennale will create opportunities to engage  with the arts community of the city and beyond, through a holistic approach that will go beyond a lateral presentation of works; rather it will be  an engagement in the process of being informed about the  training and influences that provide content to artistic  practices. A point of interest within this process will be to discover points of connectivity with regional  practices through physical display and discourse.

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