ALGERIA MY LOVE. Artists of the Algerian fraternity, 1953-2021 - Exhibition from March 18 to July 31, 2022.

From 17 March to 28 August - Institut du monde arabe

  • Guermaz, Composition.

    Composition, 1970. Oil on canvas, 195 x 130 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand. Musée, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Succession Abdelkader Guermaz. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BAYA, Music.

    Music, 1974. Gouache on paper, 100 x 150 cm. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2018. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of Baya. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • ISSIAKHEM, La Mère.

    La Mère, 1965. Oil on canvas, 100 x 65 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand 2018. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of M'Hamed Issiakhem. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • Halida BOUGHRIET, Mémoire dans l’oubli 1.

    Mémoire dans l'oubli 1, 2010-2011. Original photo printed on Fine art paper mounted on Dibond, 120 x 180 cm. Signed and numbered by the artist. Edition of 5 + 2 AP. Donation Claude & France Lemand 2020. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Halida Boughriet. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • MARTINEZ, ANZAR, le Prince berbère de la Pluie.

    ANZAR, le Prince berbère de la Pluie, 2001. Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 300 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand 2019. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Denis Martinez. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BENANTEUR, Le Bois d’Amour.

    Le Bois d'Amour, 1981. Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. Copyright The Estate of Abdallah Benanteur. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • MOHAND, Le Jardin des Moines.

    Le Jardin des Moines, 1997. Oil on canvas, 146 x 228 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Abderrahmane Ould Mohand. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • ELMEYA, The White Horse (Portrait of Emir Abdelkader).

    The White Horse (Portrait of Emir Abdelkader), 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 175 x 198 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © El Meya Benchikh El Fegoun. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • KORAICHI, Tu es mon amour depuis tant d’années.

    Tu es mon amour depuis tant d'années, 1999-2000. Group of 61 drawings, Indian ink on paper, diameter 13,5 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe. Copyright Rachid Koraichi. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BOUABDELLAH, Video. Envers - Endroit.

    Envers - Endroit, 2016. Photograph still from the original video. © Zoulikha Bouabdellah. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • KHADDA, Sahel sous le vent.

    Sahel sous le vent, 1989. Oil on canvas, 89 x 116 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand 2018. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of Mohamed Khadda. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • YAHIAOUI, La Main du secours.

    La Main du secours, 2020. Sculpture, 107 x 40,2 x 40,2 cm. This piece is unique. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Kamel Yahiaoui. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BEN BELLA, Ecritures peintes.

    Ecritures peintes, 1983. Oil on canvas, 300 x 260 cm. Collection of the Institut du monde arabe Museum, inv. AC 86-33. © The Estate of Mahjoub Ben Bella. Musée de l'IMA, Paris.

  • NALLARD, La Demi-Lune.

    La Demi-Lune, 1991. Oil on canvas, 120 x 135 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of Louis Nallard. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • BEL BAHAR, Femmes d’Alger d’après Delacroix.

    Femmes d'Alger d'après Delacroix, ca 1962. Mixed media on paper, 54 x 88 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Souhila Bel Bahar. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • MESLI, Les Protectrices.

    Les Protectrices, 1991. Mixed media on cardboard, 110 x 74,5 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © The Estate of Choukri Mesli. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • AKSOUH, Untitled.

    Untitled, 2003. Oil on canvas, 120 x 135 cm. Donation Claude and France Lemand. Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Mohamed Aksouh. Courtesy Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris.

  • AMARA, Femme endormie.

    Femme endormie, 1980-1984. Terracotta cast in bronze, 26 x 48 x 24 cm. Collection of the Museum, Institut du monde arabe, Paris. © Mohand Amara. IMA.

ALGERIA MY LOVE. Artists of the Algerian fraternity, 1953-2021..

https://www.imarabe.org/fr/expositions/algerie-mon-amour

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgvttB2krpQ

Artists of the exhibition:
- Louis NALLARD (1918-2016)
- Abdelkader GUERMAZ (1919-1996)
- M’hamed ISSIAKHEM (1928-1985)
- Mohamed KHADDA (1930-1991)
- BAYA (1931-1998)
- Choukri MESLI (1931-2017)
- Abdallah BENANTEUR (1931-2017)
- Souhila BEL BAHAR (1934)
- Mohamed AKSOUH (1934)
- Denis MARTINEZ (1941)
- Mahjoub BEN BELLA (1946-2020)
- Rachid KORAICHI (1947)
- Mohand AMARA (1952)
- Abderrahmane Ould MOHAND (1960)
- Kamel YAHIAOUI (1966)
- Zoulikha BOUABDELLAH (1977)
- Halida BOUGHRIET (1980)
- EL MEYA Benchikh El Fegoun (1988)
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Introduction to the exhibition:

Through ALGERIA MY LOVE, the Museum of the Institute of the Arab World in Paris and the Claude and France Lemand Fund will testify to the great creativity of three generations of modern and contemporary artists from Algeria and the diaspora, despite the difficult historical, social and economic circumstances that these creators went through. They wanted to bear witness to the fraternity and solidarity that have linked Algerian and French artists and intellectuals during the most difficult years of their common history, fraternity and solidarity which continue to this day.

ALGERIE MY LOVE is a song of the pain of the land and Algerian people colonized and martyrized, the song of the Algerian culture and identity denied and uprooted. It is also the song of freedom and hope, of the renewal of artistic and literary creativity and the announcement of a renaissance, necessary and long awaited.

ALGERIE MY LOVE is the expression of the love that all artists have for Algeria, those inside and even more those outside, all these creators from the diaspora who can say, like Abdallah Benanteur: "Algeria is in me, only my feet have left it; my mind is always roaming around mine.".

ALGERIA MY LOVE will question the artistic, cultural and human importance of the cosmopolitan Parisian scene, a place of dialogue between artists who came from all over the world during the decades which followed the end of the Second World War, and saw the questioning of the colonial system and of European centrism. Artists of the three generations and collectors-donors have been sensitive to the attractiveness of the Paris of arts and culture, its innovative spirit who deconstructed the hierarchies that had prevailed in the art world and to these paradigm shifts whose effects are still being felt.

Claude and France Lemand’s passion for the works of Abdallah Benanteur and their interest in non-European worlds have guided over time the constitution of a remarkable collection, which has been found in harmony with France’s desire to create an Institute with a museum, in order to open eyes to artists from the Arab world and its diasporas. Today, the national and international public can only be touched by the richness and diversity of works created by artists from Algeria, a small number of pieces will be revealed in the ALGERIA MY LOVE exhibition, chosen from the collection of the 600 Algerian modern and contemporary artworks of the IMA Museum.

This collection is not sufficiently representative of certain historical artists, such as Jean de Maisonseul, Choukri Mesli, Rachid Koraichi, …; it is even non-existent for visual artists who appeared in Europe in the 2000s, such as Yazid Oulab, Driss Ouadahi, Djamel Tatah, Bruno Boudjelal, Zineb Sedira, Kader Attia, Adel Abdessemed, Fayçal Baghriche, Abdelkader Benchama, Mohamed Bourouissa, Neïl Beloufa and many more. We hope that emblematic works by these artists will enrich the collections of the new IMA museum.

The weekly guided visits and meetings will study the historical, social, economic and aesthetic context of the production of each generation and each artist in particular and will analyze the works in their contingent, unique and universal. They will invite visitors to appreciate the beauty of the works and to taste the pleasure of contemplating them.

Copyright © Galerie Claude Lemand 2012.

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