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The Third Line

Rana Begum

No. 10

RANA BEGUMNo. 4182013, Paint on mirror-finish steel, 65 x 40 x 21 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and The Third Line, Dubai.

“Where do you start?” asked my bewildered opening-night cohort, referencing the task of reviewing Anglo-Bangladeshi artist Rana Begum’s latest work at The Third Line gallery in Dubai. A fair question, because for all its seemingly straightforward minimalism, Begum’s art is full of surprises.

Aptly titled “No. 10,” Begum’s tenth solo outing consisted of 13 immaculately painted, wall-mounted metallic sheets, whose edges are bent…

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