Four Days Digital Art festival is bringing 45 artists from 14 countries.

Four Days Digital Art festival is bringing 45 artists from 14 countries to Lahore for a 4-day long festival at 9 venues across the city.

Lahore (Qasim Ali)  The vibrant city of Lahore will be bustling with creativity, innovation, and technology as it hosts the Four Days Lahore Digital Arts Festival starting this week.The event is poised to be a confluence of digital artists, tech enthusiasts, and forward-thinking audiences from around the globe.

The Four Days Festival, which is implemented by The Little Art will run from 12 to 15 October 2023, and aims to explore the dynamic intersection of art and technology, with an ambition to honour and expand the dialogues around art accessibility in Pakistan and South Asia. Event Highlights: Digital Art Exhibitions: 74 digital artists from 14 countries will showcase their cutting-edge work, pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling and interactivity. Interactive Installations: The festival grounds will feature immersive digital installations, allowing attendees to experience art in new and innovative ways at 9 venues across the city.

These exhibitions will open on all 9 venues including Aangun – Center for Learning and Culture, Beaconhouse National University, Daftarkhwan Downtown, HAAM Gallery, Institute of Art and Culture, Lahore Museum, National College of Arts, Numaish Gah and The Colony at inaugural day on 12th October.

Conference: MikroPOM is an international conference that is hosted in Pakistan, in collaboration with Beaconhouse National University. MikroPOM Lahore is part of the festival and centres its attention towards the multifaceted aspects of technology in the city. The conference will be held at Beaconhouse National University and have various sessions, aims to discuss the development, deployment, regulation, and perception of technology within society, contributing to a profound impact on our swiftly evolving technological landscape. MikroPOM Lahore is designed by Morten Søndergaard from Aalborg University Denmark, Najam Ul Assar from Lahore Digital Arts Festival and Rohma Khan from Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan.

The project is advised by Rashid Rana, and the exhibition component is curated by Aarish Sardar. Guest Speakers: Renowned international figures from the world of digital arts and technology will be sharing their insights and experiences, offering a chance for the attendees to be inspired and enlightened. Some of the world leading artists such as Christa Sommerer (Austria), Laurent Mignonneau (France), and Stefano Fake (Italy) will also grace the conference. “I am excited to bring MikroPOM to Lahore to connect the talented digital artists and have their opinions expressed.

The digital art world is expanding, and it seems like a right time to be in Lahore.” Morten Søndergaard, curator of the MikroPOM. “Art and technology converge not just to celebrate, but to explore boundless possibilities that know no borders; and in Lahore, we revel in these limitless horizons.” – Shoaib Iqbal, Festival Director The conversations around around art and technology can only strengthen our concepts and ideas and examine the grassroot challenges.

The festival also serves as a launchpad for our extensive research report, which will be made public. Najam Ul Assar, Festival Founding Curator. This year, the festival is supported by the EUNIC (EU National Institutes of Culture) Cluster Fund to produce an ambitious program of activities including a research report and an international conference.

The project is also supported by EUNIC Cluster – Pakistan members, including Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the Czech Republic, Germany and the Goethe Institute, as well as the Delegation of the European Union.