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Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

2 Dec 2017 - 25 Mar 2018

The first comprehensive survey of the artist’s career, spanning 60 years, presents a body of work that has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers and thinkers. The exhibition is structured across five chapters: Araeen’s 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 his political awakening; his nine panel cruciform works from the ’80s and ’90s; and a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures. Find out more about the Rasheed Araeen exhibition from the Van Abbemuseum’s website.

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Golden Calf (1987), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist and Rossi Rossi, Hong Kong

Golden Calf (1987), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist and Rossi Rossi, Hong Kong

White Stallion (1991), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the Imperial War Museum, London

White Stallion (1991), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the Imperial War Museum, London

Sculpture No. 1 (1965–2017), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

Sculpture No. 1 (1965–2017), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

Paki Bastard (Portrait of an Artist as a Black Person) (1977), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

Paki Bastard (Portrait of an Artist as a Black Person) (1977), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

Opus F3 (2014), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

Opus F3 (2014), Rasheed Araeen. Courtesy the artist

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