New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK

At a moment when North Africa is convulsed by civil unrest and social turmoil, and pro-democracy rallies in Algiers defy government bans, New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK brings together recent work by ten emerging and established contemporary artists to explore Africa’s largest country and its complex relationship with Europe as it heads towards its fiftieth year of independence.

Making a timely intervention in current debates on colonial and post-colonial politics and culture, and exploring the links and frontiers between Europe and North Africa in the age of neo-liberalism, New Cartographies examines issues of diaspora, migration, memory and identity by investigating the cultural and personal aspects of journeying across politically connected countries. Featuring UK premières and specially commissioned installations, the exhibition brings together work which uses a variety of media, including video, photography and mapping, and resonates with each artist’s personal trajectory, memory and perspective on historical and contemporary relationships between the three countries.

Participating Artists:
Kader Attia, Zineddine Bessaï, Bruno Boudjelal, Omar D, Sophie Elbaz, Yves Jeanmougin, Katia, Kameli, Amina Menia, John Perivolaris and Zineb Sedira.

Seminar / The State and Stakes of Contemporary Art in Algeria
Fri 8 Apr 2 – 5pm, FREE, Booking required
This event unites leading curators and critics with the artists of New Cartographies to debate the state of contemporary visual arts in Algeria, including how current events in the Maghreb and the Middle East might affect this in the future. Confirmed participants include artists Kader Attia and Zineb Sedira, Algiers-based curator, art critic and academic Nadira Laggoune, independent Paris-based curator Caroline Hancock and Tom O Mara, Deputy Director of Autograph ABP.

Artists’ Tour
Sat 9 Apr 2pm, FREE, Booking required
Join the curators and selected artists of New Cartographies on a tour of the exhibition followed by a discussion. Led by participating artists John Perivolaris and Sophie Elbaz together with Yasmina
New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK

Event Title: New Cartographies: Algeria-France-UK
Postcode: Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, M1 5NH
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