Productive Contexts and Contemporary Restraints
In this essay for Ibraaz, writer and critic Alice Planel explores the conditions of artistic production in Algiers, a city still affected by the legacy of a devastating civil war in the 1990s. Taking the third FIAC Algiers (2011) as her starting point, Planel references some of the key players...
Can Artistic Practices Negotiate the Demands of Cultural Institutions, Public Space, and Civil Society?
How artistic practices define and negotiate public space is to me the most significant issue in the question posed, which I will begin to discuss in the context of Algiers. The site specific practice of Amina Menia testifies to both the richness of meaning and difficulties of execution endemic to...