Algiers Algeria Art
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune during his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Algiers, April 4, 2016.
Christophe Deloire, Director of Reporters Without Borders, photographs Khaleed Rahim, the artist behind the multimedia work that shows his work in Algeria, including at the Museum of Modern Art of Algeria (MAMA). His works have been exhibited in a number of museums and galleries in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, including the National Gallery of Art in New York City and the Metropolitan Museum in London. His works have also been exhibited in other countries, including France and Germany, as well as in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Algeria. In addition to the Algiers museum, he has exhibited in several galleries and museums in Paris, Brussels, London, Berlin, Rome, Paris and Berlin.
Renoir's letters indicate that he was interested in creating works in Algeria, which he completed in 1882, when he executed a series of paintings depicting Algerian women and children. In 1884 Renoir travelled to Algeria for the first time and created almost thirty paintings that captured the North African landscape, the people and the monuments.
It is impossible to know for sure whether Picasso intended his and Delacroix's series as a reaction or a comment on the situation in Algeria, but it is reductive to see them and their women as symbols of oppression or liberation. To call Baya's art naive and childlike is not only an insult to the artist, but also to her art.
For Zazoua, the reconstruction of the "Algerian artistic identity" is crucial to convey a positive, contemporary and optimistic image of the country to Algerians and foreigners. In her latest book "Rebuilding Algerian Art," she speaks with great enthusiasm about the role of art in the reconstruction of Algerian art, both in terms of its cultural identity and its political identity.
Algerian artists to support projects that honor Algeria and produce each other with their own means. The Algerian pavilion, chosen as Algeria's contribution to the international art and cultural scene at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, was also an opportunity for people to demonstrate their support for the political and democratic changes demanded by the country's current president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and his government. Moroccan artists and their work, as well as supporting projects in honour of Algeria at the United Nations, the European Union and other international organisations.
During the colonial era, a diverse group of people settled in Algeria, but many suffered discrimination because of the strains imposed on them by waves of migrants. Algerian culture was replaced by French culture, and Algeria fought and won its independence. In 1943, the French regained control of Algeria and introduced strict laws that favored their citizens over native Algerians. At about the same time, they began to immigrate to Algeria in large numbers and to replace Algerian culture with their own. The protracted war to keep Algeria French has become deeply unpopular since the arrival of the wave of immigrants from France.
Algerian ports were blocked and when this failed, Algiers was occupied by the French and several of its ports, as well as the city of Toulouse.
Tensions between French colonists and Algerians came to a head in late 1954, when the Front de Liberation Nationale (FLN) used terrorist attacks in Algeria and France to agitate for independence. King Charles invaded Algeria, claimed it from the Ottoman Empire, defeated the dey's troops, and hoped that victory over a foreign power would rally support for the monarchy in France. The same French administration that controlled Algiers, Toulouse and other parts of the country, as well as the ports, worked to bring the plants back under Algerian control. There is no doubt that the art was indeed to be returned to Algeria - and that it was to be returned in the form of a large number of works by artists such as Jean-Claude Van Gogh, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Michelangelo and others.
The French government was received by the FLN leadership in 1961, and Algeria finally gained independence the following year. The French state of al-Qadir signed the Treaty of Tafna, which reclaimed a large part of Algeria from the French.
The Algerian diaspora lives, and the following 16 figures represent people born in the north of the African country of European descent. Algerian artists, it is up to them to take up the challenge and bring the revolution to the museum. Middle East Eye has portrayed seven artists and their works, which together reveal the current state of mind in Algeria.
The famous poets of modern Algeria are Abdelkader Al-Mokhtar, Mohammed Abboudi, Amar Abdelhamid and Abdallah al-Khatib.
Adel Abdessemed, born in 1970 in Constantina, attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Algiers, where he graduated in 2007. His works have been exhibited in Algeria, North Africa and Europe and are the subject of a documentary film, "Algeria's Art in the Middle East." Algeria's art is rich and lively, and can be found in public spaces such as cafes, cafes and bustling markets, as well as in private homes and museums.