Patrick Altes

Major New Patrick Altes Exhibition Deals with Migration

October 4, 2019 - Naila Scargill

Major new exhibition Tolerance by international artist Patrick Altes at Gerald Moore Gallery confronts negative cultural stereotypes and advocates for tolerance and respect in times of angst, division and separatism.

A leading light in the emerging Franco-Algerian art movement, Altes’s first-hand experience of unjust, brutal and discriminatory societies fuelled a sense for the politically, socially and humanly acceptable which has become a thematic concern visible in all his creative work. With perilous journeys depositing migrants on European and now, British shores, Altes turns his attention to the harrowing circumstances that increasingly accompany migration and resettlement. 

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Layering Over the Wounds of Algeria in Contemporary Pied-Noir Art

March 1, 2018 - Amy L. Hubbell

France’s former French citizens of Algeria, the Pieds-Noirs, include one of Europe’s largest diaspora communities in the twentieth century. This diverse group of people settled in Algeria during the colonial years, and after one-hundred and thirty years of French colonial rule, Algeria fought for and won its independence in 1962. The seven-year war was traumatic for both the Algerians and the French living in the colony, and nearly one million people crossed the Mediterranean during and after the war to make a new home in France.

Patrick Altes was born in 1957 in Algeria after the war had begun. Altes’ wounds are not physical, and because of his age at the time of independence, he does not have a sense of proprietorship of this country. Instead, his experience of Algeria has been largely through the scope of independence, and he feels no right to mourn his homeland.

PATRICK ALTES’ IN CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY

March 6, 2017

Patrick Altes writes for Curating the Contemporary

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PATRICK ALTES: WORK REVIEW

June 2, 2016

Patrick Altes' work has been recently reviewed. Click here to download and read the review.

PATRICK ALTES IN FRANCOPHONE AFRICA

February 14, 2016

Patrick Altès is featured in the Francophone Africa research cluster, where he explains the genesis of his new work, Les Riches Heures, selected by the FIAC.

PATRICK ALTES IN ART RADAR

January 20, 2016

Patrick Altes is at the top of the list of 16 Algerian contemporary artists to know now, an article in Art Radar.

PATRICK ALTES IN THE AL WATAN NEWSPAPER

December 15, 2015

In this article in Al Watan, Patrick Altes talks about his work featured in "Parenthèse…", an exhibition part of the 7th International Festival of Contemporary Art at the MaMA (Musée d’art moderne et contemporain) in Algiers.

PATRICK ALTES IN THE ARAB WEEKLY

December 5, 2015

Patrick Altes was featured in London exhibit explores Algerian identity, an article in The Arab Weekly exploring what it means to be Algerian and talking to artists including Patrick Altes.

BBC INTERVIEW FEATURING PATRICK ALTES

November 7, 2015

In this BBC interview featuring Janet Rady Fine Art artist Patrick Altès, curator Toufik Douib talks about Algerianism Part I, a group exhibition and a collaboration between Toufik Douib and Patrick Altès.

JANET RADY FINE ART IN THE CULTURE TRIP

November 1, 2015

The Culture Trip takes a deeper look at Janet Rady Fine Art as part of the top London galleries influencing the growth of Middle Eastern artists. Read the article here.