Waiting for Omar Gatlato: A Survey of Algerian Contemporary Art
Waiting for Omar Gatlato is conceived as a broad survey, both of established Algerian artists, such as Zineb Sedira, Mohammed Bourouissa, and Fayçal Baghriche, and of those from the generation now coming of age in a post-civil war Algeria and in its diaspora, including Oussama Tabti, Amina Mena, Dania Reymond, Sofiane Zouggar, Maya Belkacim and Hanan Benammar.
Works by these artists would be grouped thematically into two areas of investigation: the representation of migration and of the conditions of Algerian immigrants abroad, especially such as conditions reproduce the colonial situation in a new form, and artwork attempting the difficult task of historical anamnesis, or of coming to terms with the violent legacy of Algeria’s Black Decade. This will be the first exhibition focused on a range of contemporary Algerian art in the U.S.
October 26, 2019 - March 15, 2020
Natasha Marie Llorens