PIA Planetarium

Located near Chauburji, the historic gateway to Lahore, the PIA Planetarium was built in the 1980s under the patronage of Pakistan International Airways (PIA). The Planetarium served as an important cultural and educational site, but is no longer in active use. For LB02, the site was used for installations by artists whose work engage with astronomy, space, and the cosmos. In particular, Almagul Menlibayeva with Inna Artemova and German Popov created a ten-channel multimedia installation as a site-specific project, enacting a dialog between the present and the past, and linking the traditional sciences of astronomy and music with modern Lahore.

Artists

Almagul Menlibayeva with Inna Artemova and German Popov
Halil Altindere





Special Thanks to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), and the Lahore Development Authority

Photos: Lahore Biennale Foundation