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Rasheed Araeen Archive

Brief overview (-)

Rasheed Araeen (b. 1935) is a London-based artist, activist, writer, editor and curator Trained initially as a civil engineer in Karachi, Pakistan, Araeen moved to London in 1964, where apart from his artistic practice, he took on activist roles with organisations such as the Black Panthers and Artists for Democracy, and founded the critical journals, Black Phoenix, and most importantly, Third Text.

AAA started digitising Araeen's archive since 2014, making available documentation of the exhibition project 'The Other Story' and the related contextual material. 'The Other Story' was a polemical intervention in what Araeen saw as the exclusive canon of Euro-American Modernism. Taking up the entire exhibition space of London’s Hayward Gallery from November 1989 to February 1990, 'The Other Story' was a rare and visible showcase for the work of 24 artists of Asian, African, or Caribbean cultural heritage who had lived and worked for a significant part of their professional lives in post-war Britain.


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An exhibition held in 1989-1990 at Hayward Gallery, London. The occasion brought together 24 artists of Asian, African, or Caribbean cultural heritage who had lived and worked for a significant part of their professional lives in post-war Britain.
Total: 200 records (est.)