In recent years, Pakistan has done a great job of growing and nurturing the arts and culture scene in our cities. Whether it’s through massive food fests, media collaborations or music meets, it seems as if our people have never been so inspired.
And in efforts to make sure the talent of Pakistan does not go unnoticed, the Lahore Biennale Foundation has stepped up to bring us their inaugural Biennale, ‘Shehr-0-Funn.’
Friends, Lahore is being taken over by artists and it is literally INSANE.
Being held in Lahore from March 18 to March 31, the exhibitions and events of this Biennale will be held in the city’s most historical, and significant landmarks, represented in Mughal, Colonial and Modern layers.
We’re talking works of art in the Lahore Fort,
Art in Bagh-e-Jinnah,
And an exhibition at the Shahi Hammam.
Just to start off.
So basically, it’s a dream.
The event is the perfect way to celebrate and enjoy the beginning of Spring, as well as the BEST way of getting together with friends in this amazing weather we’ve been having.
ALSO – entry to the venues and access to view all the artwork? Completely FREE. That’s right, no tickets needed. ~
Oh and just btw, this isn’t just for artists and ‘connoisseurs’ to enjoy, this event is for EVERYONE. Over 50 artists from AROUND THE WORLD are going to be making their way to our city.
A group of young participating miniaturists with Imran Qureshi at Lahore fort. The group met in February to exchange their ideas for the new project called ‘Maktab’ being instructed and curated by Imran Qureshi. ‘Maktab’ is a collaborative project between Aga Khan Museum Toronto, National college of Arts Lahore and Lahore Biennale Foundation. #LB01 #agakhanmuseum #agakhanfoundation #imranqureshi #nationalcollegeofarts #nca #lahorefort #comingsoon #bts
From Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran, India, Europe and the United States, there is going to be no shortage of talent in our midst.
Production is underway at Mubarak Haveli! Mariah Lookman is affiliate curator at the site and 12 artists will be…
SO get your friends, family and loved ones together for one of the best events of the year. The Lahore Biennale is shaping up to be one of the most magical things you can do this weekend and we know we’re not gonna miss it.
Ali Kazim's work in progress at Bagh-e-Jinnah #LB01 #BTS #comingsoon
And for your convenience, here’s the official schedule and invite!
Plan on going? Interested in Art? Culture? Music? Historical landmarks? YOU’LL LOVE THIS. Let us know what you think in the comments section below! Love you.
Cover photo source: Lahore Biennale Foundation