ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) has announced that will organise a 15-day-long “Islamabad Art Biennale” in February next year.
The Biennale will feature leading national and international artists and will be hosted in several locations around the federal capital simultaneously and will hope to engage an audience of 500,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds and ages.
It will feature around 100 Pakistani artists and 30 international artists from 10 international locations including the United States.
The core theme will have far-reaching socio-economic and cultural impact and aim to achieve the following; introducing new art forms and practices through leading national and international artists, fostering relationships through cultural dialogue and exchange of ideas, promoting the cultural significance of twin cities of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and its surroundings and promoting creative entrepreneurship and using art to empower the communities by creating economic opportunities.
According to PNCA, the contemporary art scene in Pakistan is generally mindful of this rich and highly diversified cultural resource.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2018.