Three Works from the AAN Collection Are In The Exhibition 'I Am I Am And Not' - A Retrospective Exhibition of Aisha Khalid
One of Aisha Khalid’s most important works will be shown in this exhibition after almost twenty years. This work is titled ‘Realm of Another God’ 1996. This work was created in 1996 and the National College of Arts where Khalid had competed her Bachelor in Fine Arts. This work was Khalid’s thesis painting and was exhibited at Chawkandi Galleries in 1999. Khalid’s skill and narrative ability is as usual masterful and for a student of miniature painting to attempt to paint such a large work as it is almost three feet x five feet is an act of complete confidence in her ability at miniature painting. Khalid comments on power, exploitation and imperialism in this work as she takes figures of authority and juxtaposes them with the public. One of the most unique aspects of this work is how heavily figurative it is.
This work is in the AAN Collection and was acquired as a cornerstone work in the collection of Aisha Khalid’s repository of artworks. The AAN Collection has the largest number of Aisha Khalid’s works in a private or institutional collection. It is unique as there are works from almost all eras of Khalid’s art practice in various media including paintings, textiles and video installations. Works from the collection have been shown at the Belvedere Museum Vienna, Aga Khan Museum Toronto, Pump House Galleries, London, SMK Copenhagen, Hong Kong University Art Gallery and Rijksaksdemie, Amsterdam.
We at the AAN Collection are pleased to lend this seminal artwork for Aisha Khalid’s retrospective exhibition ‘I Am, I Am Not’ which opens at Frere Hall, Chawkandi Galleries and AAN Art Space & Museum on the 28th of November. The exhibition will be showing seventy artworks over Khalid’s twenty-eight year art practice.
Realm Of Another God, 1996
Gouache and Gold Leaf on Wasli (Hand Prepared Paper)
30 X 54 Inches