Debuting at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and curated by Nick Aikens, ‘Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective’ is the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s 60-year catalogue of work, much of which has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers and thinkers that followed.
Staged across BALTIC’s Level 3 and Level 2 galleries, the exhibition traverses the depths of Rasheed Araeen’s esteemed career and is structured fittingly across five chapters: from the artist’s early experiments in painting in Karachi in the 1950s and early 60s, his geometric structures produced 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 the primary exhibition, a range of materials which stem from Araeen’s writing, editorial and curatorial projects are set to be on show for those in attendance with the aim to assist in exploring the expanded artistic practice of an artist whose work continues to challenge the political assumptions of Eurocentric modernism.
The exhibition entitled ‘Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective’ is set for a four-month run at BALTIC, Gateshead this autumn and will be open for public viewing from Friday 19th October 2018, running until Sunday 27th January 2019.
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