The Lahore Biennale 01 Reader assembles substantial scholarly and curatorial essays that engage with salient questions of cultural politics in the global South. The contributions are developed from the program of the first Lahore Biennale (LB01) in 2018, which included works by over 50 artists. LB01 was accompanied with a robust academic forum that brought together local and international scholars, curators, and artists to investigate issues of relevance to contemporary art and society, regionally and globally. The biennale program included a symposium, talks by participating artists, papers by scholars and curators, panel discussions, and workshops. Organized into thematic sections with a substantial introduction, the Lahore Biennale 01 Reader offers methodological and comparative insights on the contemporary art and culture of the wider region of Asia and Africa.These in turn are exemplary of the vital issues of cultural politics that the art world and the global South faces today. With contributions by Attiq Ahmed, Esra Akcan, Sean Anderson, Farida Batool, Pamela Corey, Iftikhar Dadi, T. J. Demos, Kaitlin Emmanuel, Gridthiya Gaweewong, Naiza Khan, Sonal Khullar, Mariah Lookman, Saloni Mathur, Srimoyee Mitra, Naeem Mohaiemen, Ijlal Muzaffar, Hira Nabi, Sharmini Pereira, Zarmina Rafi, Qudsia Rahim, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Aziz Sohail, and Emilia Terracciano. The Lahore Biennale is the flagship event of the Lahore Biennale Foundation.