The Aouchem Manifesto (1967)


Founded in the aftermath of the Algerian civil war the Aouchem Group worked to challenge the surviving remnants of French colonialism and define a new Algerian aesthetic. 


The manifesto was distributed after the group’s first exhibition in Algiers in March 1967. It railed against aesthetic mediocrity and incited artists to continue the ‘intellectual rigour characteristic’ of the country’s long cultural history.

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