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  • Photo by: Diana Davis

Rasheed Araeen. A Retrospective

This spring, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first solo exhibition in Russia of Rasheed Araeen (b. 1935, Karachi, Pakistan), presenting six decades of work by the seminal practitioner who has had a profound influence on generations of artists, writers, and thinkers around the world.

A Retrospective is the first comprehensive survey of Areen’s work, revealing the scope of the artist’s expanded artistic practice, from his early experiments in painting in Karachi and groundbreaking minimalist sculptures in London, to key political pieces from the 1970s and 1980s—including his pioneering writing, editorial, and curatorial projects—as well as a selection of his new geometric paintings and wall structures.

As part of the exhibition Rasheed Araeen. A Retrospective, the project A Cultural Atlas by the artist and researcher Vali Mahlouji will be shown on the Museum’s mezzanine. A panorama of the intellectual history of the twentieth century, it reflects artistic, political, ethical, and spiritual processes in the countries of the Global South and how those processes are intricately connected to the culture of the Western world, at times outstripping it or defining its development.

Ph: Diana Davis

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