Second Lahore Biennale Curated by Hoor Al Qasimi
26 January 2020 - 29 February 2020
LB02 will critically explore dissonances between humans and our increasingly strained relationship with the environment. With a focus on the Global South, where ongoing social disaffection is being aggravated by the emerging effects of climate change, LB02 will bring together artists from across the world to engage with these pressing issues using sites throughout Lahore. “Questions of identity, recognition, and difference are among the most urgent and globally resonant of our time,” said Hoor Al Qasimi, Curator of LB02. “In the Global South, colonial legacies and the rise of modern identities have hardened differences across ethnic, religious, linguistic, and national lines,” she added, pointing out that LB02 seeks to address this growing polarization by recuperating histories of coexistence, interaction, and solidarity in regions such as Asia. “The objective,” said Al Qasimi, “is to offer an expansive and generous vision of the future characterized by multiplicity and openness, rather than by homogeneity and closure.” Among the artists whose work will be shown in LB02 is Almagul Menlibayeva.