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A HISTORIAN’S PERSPECTIVE… PATRICK ALTES AND DR. NATALYA VINCE DISCUSS THE RESIDENCY

December 4, 2014

In this inspiring article, Patrick Altes and Dr. Natalya Vince discuss Altes' residency at the University of Portsmouth, where he worked in the School of Languages and Area Studies for ten months in 2012-13 and was funded by the Leverhulme Trust’s Artist in Residence scheme.

"Patrick Altes’s brings a new perspective to this public debate. Through art, he succeeds in challenging both pied-noir nostalgia about ‘French Algeria’ and academic and popular preconceptions – and indeed misgivings – about what a pied-noir voice might represent."

To know more about Patrick Altes, visit his artist page here.

 

 

 

 

THE MIDDLE EAST IN LONDON: JANET RADY AND LISA POLLMAN DISCUSS THE LIFE AND WORKS OF MULTIMEDIA ARTIST SOHEILA SOKHANVARI

November 25, 2014

'Each piece she completes is a chance to look at a particular event with completely fresh eyes'

In the new issue 'Contemporary Art' of The Middle East in London, December 2014 - January 2015, Janet Rady and Lisa Pollman discuss the life and works of multimedia artist Soheila Sokhanvari.

The article sheds light on Sokhanvari, taking the reader on an inspiring journey through the Iranian artist's art genre, techniques, unsual materials and backgroud.

THE SECOND SALE OF CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EASTERN ART AT AUCTION ROOM

August 20, 2014

London-based online auction site The Auction Room has announced it will hold a second online auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art on October 1, 2014.

The second sale follows The Auction Room’s inaugural online auction of Middle Eastern Contemporary Art in 2013 which was a great success realizing a total of £235,348.

For more information please click here.

IS THERE ANY AFFORDABLE ART AT ART BASEL?

June 21, 2014 - Michèle Laird

An Andy Warhol self-portrait for more than $30 million, or an inflatable dolphin by Jeff Koons for $5 million? While the sale of these works at Art Basel grab the headlines, swissinfo.ch found many original works of art for under CHF5,000 ($5,603).

Many galleries the world over use Basel as a launching pad for young artists at entry level prices, since art fairs are often the only chance for exposure outside their home countries. They flock to Art Basel, and its four satellite fairs, Liste, Scope, Solo Project and Volta.
 
Given the faraway places from which many galleries come, geopolitics remain surprisingly present, even in art. 

Read more here

PATRICK ALTES FEATURES IN ZAPRUDER MAGAZINE AND JADMAG

June 12, 2014

After his successful participation in the Oran Biennale, Zapruder, an Italian social and political magazine is featuring Patrick Altes' “A Story of Revolutions” series with “Pied Noir Cowboy” as a cover in its Movimenti Nei Mediterraneo edition of April 2014.

To see the issue, click here.

And JadMag, edited by Tadween Publishing is featuring “Garden of Eden”  in The Afterlives of the Algerian Revolution.

AMIN ROSHAN'S WORK FEATURES ON COVER OF 'THE MIDDLE EAST IN LONDON'

June 11, 2014

We are proud to announce that Amin Roshan has been chosen out of all Middle Eastern artists to have his work 'To Follow Reza Shah, 2013' featured on the front cover of the June - July 2014 issue of The Middle East in London

PATRICK ALTES IN THE JOURNAL DE L'ORANAIS 'PROUD TO BE THE FIRST PIED NOIR ARTIST TO EXHIBIT IN ORAN'

June 11, 2014 - Ziad Salah

Rencontré dans l’immense salle de la Médiathèque d’Oran qui a abrité la 3ème Biennale, Patrick ALTES, peintre français, a aimablement répondu à nos questions. En premier lieu, il nous a parlé des cinq toiles qu’il a exposées lors de cette manifestation artistique.

 

To read more click here.

MAP OF A WRETCHED PAST A COMPELLING REVIEW ON PATRIK ALTES

May 20, 2014

MAP OF A WRETCHED PAST: Patrik Altes

"What shapes your sense of belonging? French-Algerian artist Patrick Altes attempts to reconcile his identity with the troubled history of his birthplace, finds Stephen Clarke…"

To find the full story click here

CONSUMPTION BY RICHARD ALLENBY-PRATT

May 17, 2014 - THE CULTURIST

To read about Richard Allenby-Pratt's project on consumption featured in The Culturist, click here.

IN DEPTH INTERVIEW ON MENASA CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE WITH JANET RADY

April 21, 2014 - Zoltan Somheygi

'From the regional to the Global Market: MENASA artists in western galleries' is an interview with Janet Rady and nine other gallerists about MENASA contemporary practice, their representation in western galleries and also their reception in the global markets.

To read the full story, please click here.