Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective

51 Van Abbemuseum
An interview with artist Rasheed Araeen and curator Nick Aikens about the exhibition Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective. It is the first comprehensive survey of the artist. The exhibition, spanning 60 years of work. It will be on view at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven from 2 December 2017 until 25 March 2018.

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of the artist. The exhibition, spanning 60 years of work, presents a body of work that has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers and thinkers.

Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective is structured across five chapters: from his early experiments in painting in Karachi in the 1950s and early 60s, his pioneering minimalist sculptures carried out after his arrival in London in 1964, key pieces from the 70s and 80s following Araeen’s political awakening, his nine panel cruciform works from the 80s and 90s and a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures. Alongside this, material relating to Araeen’s writing, editorial and curatorial projects will be presented as part of an expanded artistic practice that in its scope and ambition continues to challenge the formal, ideological and political assumptions of Eurocentric modernism.

Video credits

Film: Mals Media | Anna Jordans, camera / edit: Florian Koch

Beeldcredit / Image credit: Peter Cox

The exhibition is supported by Mondriaan Fund and Stichting Promotors van het Van Abbemuseum

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