Aisha Khalid: Larger Than Life
|Starts:||6 Oct 2012|
|Ends:||27 Jan 2013|
|What is it:||Exhibitions|
|Venue opening hours:||Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-4pm|
|Who is it for:||Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools, University staff|
Aisha Khalid: Larger Than Life.
Exhibition runs until 27 January 2013.
Lahore-based Aisha Khalid is one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists. She is part of a generation that has revitalised the traditional medium of miniature painting by juxtaposing decorative surfaces with deep socio-political subtexts around ideas about cultural expectations and stereotyping, the oppression of women and global politics in the aftermath of 9/11.
Embroidery is also a recurring theme in Khalid’s work, reflecting her familiarity with the embroidery traditions of regions such as Sind and Punjab. At the Whitworth the artist will be working on a large site-specific project examining the relationship between hand and machine embroidery. She will ‘embroider’ the bricks and mortar of one of the Gallery’s double height walls with a repeating pattern of roses, and display a new body of large paintings that explore the artist’s experiences of life and spirituality.
Aisha Khalid, Larger Than Life (detail), 2012. Courtesy: Corvi-Mora, London.
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