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Karachi Biennale maps hundreds of art practices to create Karachi’s first inclusive database

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KARACHI: Karachi Art Directory (KAD) website was launched on 24th August at Arts Council. KAD has documented 157 visual artists including contemporary artists, calligraphers and truck artists, 47 art galleries and art institutions, and 22 art critics and writers from Karachi and small cities of Sindh. The website will be live on 24th August 2019

The KAD research and documentation project is a part of the Critical Knowledge Lab of the Discursive Committee that is committed to creating new knowledge via research, discourse and documentation. The website can be visited at karachiartdirectory.com 

The user-friendly website is designed to help researchers and students to quickly and easily navigate the site and find relevant material on the current art scene of Karachi. KAD will will be updated bi-annually and will reflect the changing face of the art scene, document migrations, acknowledge emerging talent and serve as the primary database for the burgeoning Karachi art scene. This project is co-chaired by Bushra Hussain, Trustee of KBT and a curator and researcher by professional. Tazeen Hussain is an art educator, designer and researcher.  VM Art Gallery Research Library has partnered KBT since its inception. Arts Council has very graciously collaborated for the KAD launch. News Desk

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