Artist is to open a brand new exhibition

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A FRENCH artist who was born in Algeria will explore ideas of identity in his new exhibition at the University of Portsmouth.

Patrick Altes, has just completed a year-long artistic residency at the university working with the School of Languages and Area Studies to create work that responds to themes around belonging and time.

He said: ‘My artistic process is a personal attempt to shift perceptions and engage in an open-minded and creative dialogue to acknowledge the wounds of the past but also the new relationship that is emerging after more than 180 years of strained cohabitation.

‘I want this work to contribute in its own way to a new and long overdue political narrative between France and Algeria.’

The exhibition runs until November 26 at Space in Eldon Building. The work is celebrated as part of the Being Human festival, a national festival of the humanities being arranged by The School of Advanced Study.