ISLAMABAD-Islamabad Art Fest-2019 to be held in November will explore cultures and identities in an inclusive way, thinking about both differences and similarities.

The overarching thematic focus of IAF-19 is “Aesthetic Encounter between Tradition and Modernity”.

Director General Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) Jamal Shah along with a curatorial team of local and international professionals from visual and performing art will curate the IAF-2019. The IAF-19 aims to bring Pakistan’s vibrant young scene and its innovative and energetic spirit in close contact with international artistic activity to explore cross fertilization of ideas, concerns and challenges. The platform will invite artists of consequences from diverse cultural backgrounds, creative disciplines and outlooks for a novel and multi-disciplinary aesthetic encounter and exploration of its thematic focus.

The contemporary are scene in Pakistan is generally mindful of this rich and highly diversified cultural resource which distinguishes itself in South Asia hence leading to international recognition over the last three decades. Meanwhile, earthquake of moderate intensity struck Rawalpindi and its adjoining areas on Monday at around 11.42 am. Immediately no report of any damage to the life or property was reported. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department, intensity of the quake was 5 at the Richter scale and its epicentre was on Kashmir-India border region.