Sharjah Art Foundation

From 9 to 12 March 2023

Before and After Minimalism, 2014

Rasheed Araeen
Before and After Minimalism, 2014
Mixed media
Dimensions variable
Installation view
Photo by Alfredo Rubio

Event Description

Join us Saturday, April 19 at 5:00 pm as Sharjah Art Foundation explores the work of this prolific and influential artist.

Tour and Talk will be led by Fatima Zahra Hassan, Assistant Professor at University of Sharjah.

This event is related to the exhibition Rasheed Araeen: Before and After Minimalism and is supported by the British Council.

Before and After Minimalism traces the evolution of Rasheed Araeen’s shift as a painter in Karachi towards Minimalism in London and ultimately to his international recognition and achievements as a post-Minimalist Sculptor.

Araeen is best known for his formal, geometric sculptures often created from simple, sometimes industrial materials. Eschewing traditional sculptural hierarchies and compositional concerns, Araeen’s works are informed by his social and political convictions.

All SAF events are free and open to the public.


Before and After Minimalism: Exploring the work of Rasheed Araeen

Araeen, Rasheed

Known for his formal geometric sculptures made from simple materials, Rasheed Araeen is widely considered to be an early pioneer of minimalism.