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This work is from Naiza Khan’s series ‘Iron Clouds’ which plays with the notion of the female form and armour. Khan’s works deal with both the strength and fragility of a woman’s consciousness as well as its form. She plays with the notions of form and space as these works are sculptural. Spine was inspired by a vintage costume which had belonged to her friend’s grandmother. She used the inherent beauty of the ‘choli’(bodice/blouse) to create armour encased in scarlet suede. Larger than Life’ and ‘Spine’ both works chosen for this exhibition, reveal the exploration of the female form by both Aisha Khalid and

Naiza Khan: Works 1987-2013, The Broad Museum Publication, 2012

Exhibited : Iron Clouds Rohtas Gallery I & II, 2008, The Skin She Wears, 2008, Hanging Fire- Asia Society Museum NY 2009, Svelando l'Utopia, Italy 2010

Published: Hanging Fire Catalogue, Asia Society Museum NY 2009, Naiza Khan: Works 1987-2013, The Broad Museum Publication, 2012

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  • Title: Spine
  • Creator: Naiza Khan
  • Date Created: 2008

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