LONDON.- Gerald Moore Gallery is presenting Tolerance, an exhibition by Patrick Altes, curated by Middle Eastern art specialist Janet Rady (formerly of Sotheby’s and Lisson Gallery).
Born in colonised Algeria and having lived in many countries – including South Africa under apartheid – before settling in Britain in 2006, international artist Patrick Altes’s work is deeply informed by his own personal history and the diasporic experiences that have both defined his identity and fuelled his artistic exploration.
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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