Rasheed Araeen | In the Midst of Darkness - 3D virtual exhibition by Aicon Art

Rasheed Araeen | In the Midst of Darkness

Thu, 04/16/2020 to Sun, 06/07/2020

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It is fitting to debut our virtual exhibitions with a pioneering voice such as artist Rasheed Araeen’s - a voice for alternative and Non-Western interpretations of Minimalist and Conceptual art in the 1960s and 70s, outside of the typically referenced canon. The artist introduced a lattice structure into the oeuvre of Minimalism, a visual language that had come independently to Araeen at the same time as it was taking root in New York; although, in Araeen's case, it was linked back to his background in structural engineering. As art critic Jean Fisher has noted the key differences between Araeen's articulation of Minimalism and that of the New Yorkers: “There are, however, important distinctions to be made between the Minimalist cube and Araeen’s Structures, which to my mind resides in the difference between an instrumental, abstract-logical regulation of the world and an organic one.” This approach of creating stable but open structures by finding inspiration in nature and the classical elements – earth, fire, air and water –is at the centre of Araeen’s innovative practice.

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