Rasheed Araeen (born 1935) is a London-based conceptual artist, sculptor, painter, writer, and curator. He graduated in civil engineering from the University of Karachi in 1962, and has been working as a visual artist since his arrival in London from Pakistan in 1964. He is well know as the founder of Third Text.
During October 2013, ATA invited Rasheed Araeen to Lima to present his work "Zero to Infinity" (conceived in 1968, and now part of the Tate Modern collection) and to make a series of presentations about his artistic and intellectual work. In "Zero to Infinity" the audience and participants are invited to dismantle this minimalist structure and rebuild the whole thing their way, as either one or the other structure, or many structures, but without specific instructions from the artist. The project in Lima was carried out at the MALI (Museo de Arte de Lima) and at some suburban public parks of Lima (Parque Zona Huáscar in Villa El Salvador, Parque Zonal Capac Yupanqui in Rímac).
The work had a tremendous reception in the audience. People were interested not only on the physical part of the work but also on the theoretical side they wanted to understand it. This video documents the project and leaves the opportunity open to plan similar activities that involve people with conceptual art in a more dynamic and experimental way.
This video was produced by ATA (Alta Tecnología Andina) with the support of FfAI (Foundation for Art Initiatives).