Patrick Altes: TOLERANCE
October 17 @ 1:00 pm - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab presents Tolerance, an exhibition by international artist Patrick Altes, curated by Middle Eastern art specialist Janet Rady (formerly of Sotheby’s and Lisson Gallery). The show is a ‘prequel’ to the artist’s forthcoming major solo show at the Gerald Moore Gallery, London (19 November 2019 – 25 January 2020).
Born in colonised Algeria and branded a ‘pied noir’ upon the family’s return to France, Altes relocated several times throughout his life – including a period in South Africa under apartheid – before settling in Britain in 2006.
A leading light in the emerging Franco-Algerian art movement, Altes’s first-hand experience of unjust, brutal and discriminatory societies has fuelled the passion – evident in all his creative work – for what is politically, socially and humanly acceptable. 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.
In this timely exhibition, employing a variety of media (including painting and digital collage), Altes confronts negative cultural stereotypes and advocates for tolerance and respect in times of angst, division and separatism.
Thursday – Saturday 1 – 5pm
Sundays 1 – 6pm, hosted by the artist