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The coolest images from the Karachi biennale so far

KB17 is Pakistan’s largest international contemporary art event that will take place every two years in Karachi. This October, over 140 artists from Pakistan and across the globe responded to a common theme: WITNESS.

Chief curator Amin Gulgee has conceptualized KB17 exhibitions with performances, screenings, and dialogue for charting new movement through familiar spaces. KB17’s two-week long, free public exhibition at 12 venues, is an occasion to participate in an aesthetic, intellectual, and emotional survey of the city. Our collective witnessing will disrupt the limits of our spatial imagination.

Revisit our histories, rethink our present, and reimagine our future with greater optimism.

The exhibitions are open to the public and continue all week so if you are interested in a mind altering experience stop by one of the many venues across the city and enjoy the art.






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Thought provoking  installations have been the highlight of the event. When the team set out to plan the event they had three objectives: how to take art to the common man; how to take it to the level of schools; and how to combine art and heritage.

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