Artists are sifting through what was left behind, what was burned away, and what was buried both physically and emotionally to facilitate our track toward healing.
Saim Sadiq’s award-winning film is still banned in Punjab, where it was filmed.
Rashid Rana and Amin Rehman trace the roots of the climate crisis back to human mismanagement and the government’s lack of investment.
Works by over 70 artists of the pan-South Asian diaspora were up for auction to help Pakistan’s most vulnerable communities in a women- and queer-led initiative.
Walls over 4,500-year-old collapsed, tombs were lost, and a Buddhist temple was damaged in the flood-stricken Sindh province.
Contemporary artist studios in Karachi prioritize pragmatism; many resist a traditional understanding of spaces with singular purposes.
In her current retrospective viewers can see the beginning of an oeuvre that scrutinizes personal, social, and cultural issues such as prescribed societal norms associated with the female gender.
“I want us to confront our own biases and all the ways in which we enact power over others,” explained filmmaker Arafat Mazhar of his cautionary tale of technology and intolerance in Pakistan.
Love, War & Other Longings offers a thought-provoking analysis of the country’s lesser-known film history, while sketching out aspirations for the industry.
Amid works by international artists and local projects focused on other Pakistani cities, I kept wondering where is Lahore?
Adeela Suleman’s documentary and installation, The Killing Fields of Karachi, considered the human impact of extrajudicial police killings, focusing on the father of one victim.
In a city where the municipal government has consistently failed to address issues such as land or air pollution, the latest edition of the biennale considers its environmental crisis through various media.