This publication is part of a larger project, also called Kedgeree that examines the current usage of the English language in the subcontinent and its colonial roots. The project revolves around the artist’s feelings of embarrassment at his own father’s inability to speak English fluently. He hopes to examine and challenge the enduring and indelible connection of the English language to issues of class and education in the subcontinent. In the publication, the artist utilises the dictionary format to list a series of carefully selected words and their meanings to iterate ideas of shame, guilt and a fractured sense of self.
about the author:
Fazal Rizvi (b. 1987), lives and works in Karachi. He holds a BFA from National College of Arts, Lahore (2010). His recent solo show The Fleet was at the Gandhara Art Space, Karachi in 2018. Rizvi has been a part of group shows at the Karachi Biennale in 2017 and the New Art Gallery Walsall in 2016. He was selected for the Arcus Project Residency, Japan in 2011. He was also awarded the Murree Museum artists’ residency in 2017, the Vasl International Artist Residency in 2015 and Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust and British Council Residency at Gasworks, London in 2014.