Name Class Subject - Aisha Khalid

Name Class Subject - Aisha Khalid

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Name, Class, Subject by Aisha Khalid is inspired by the exercise books used by government schools in Pakistan to teach writing in Urdu and English. Khalid’s book project traces the imposed hierarchy of a society shaped by a bilingual culture, experienced by the artist as a child growing up in Pakistan. The book project can be experienced starting from either the front or back cover, blending the formats of two exercise books into a single book project. The book is produced from over three hundred original paintings of ruled pages painted in the traditional Mughal style of miniature painting by Khalid making each printed page unique. ‘Errors’ in the printing and discrepancies in the lined sheets highlight the distinctions between the Urdu section and the English-ruled pages. Void of images the lined pages of the book invite the reader to imagine their suggested narrative, whilst also encouraging them to literally write their own text between the lines.

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