AMANIE Magazine

AMANIE is a multilingual media, promoting art and cultures from the African heritage.

coming special edition: contemporary algeria through arts

We started with basic observations within our team:
Algeria celebrated in 2022 its 60th anniversary of official independence from France.
How to highlight the country, its population, and the society, without reproducing the same narrative, based on conflicts, social and economic challenges only?
What can the future look like for the country?
From these observations, we chose our theme for the upcoming publication.
It cannot happen without the active participation of Algerian creatives, artists, storytellers, writers, curators, and cultural professionals.

While African and African-descents artists have their work shown more and more internationally,
and particularly in Europe, Algerian artists are still hidden. When their work is displayed, they are often bi-national artists, especially from France (French-Algerian artists).
Meanwhile, it is the largest African country, and it has played a key diplomatic role on the African continent, and internationally as a provider of energy resources.
Besides that, Algeria has hosted the first Panafrican Festival in 1969, in Algiers; then its celebration 50 years later. In 1969, the city welcomed artists from the whole continent and its worldwide diaspora. Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Archie Shepp, Manu Dibango, Ousmane Sembène,
Aminata Fall or Maya Angelou participated.

After all that, and 60 years after the independence of the country, what does
the art and cultural scene look like?

How is the art and cultural scene,
especially after the massive protest of 2019, the Hirak?

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5th anniversary special edition still available

to find in the publication

Adja by Alexis Peskine

Find his Interview in the publication.
photo: C.A.ML.K for AMANIE Magazine

Adama Paris by Mario Epanya
"Shameless Afro Hair" -Connecting Afro Futures exhibition, Berlin - 2019
photo: Adama-Paris-Shameless-Afro-Hair-photo-by-Mario-Epanya

photo by Adetolani Davies - Ọ̀sun Òṣogbo festival, Nigeria

Contemporary African art has its exhibition in Norway. More than 30 African artists from 19 countries. An exhibition curated by Kristin Hjellegjerde.

Telling more and differently our stories, changing the narrative and going beyond

language barriers.

AMANIE Magazine's Winter 2021 Special Edition is now out. It is a particular one, as it celebrates our 5 years of existence.

We enjoy reporting on entertainment news, well-known art exhibitions, as much as looking for underground events, or emerging artists everywhere. Thus, we deliver eclectic, rich and global artistic and cultural content in English, French and German (Spanish as well). This idea started 5 years ago is now a fabulous adventure, and it will continue.

Our Winter 2021 Special Edition celebrates this journey. It offers you a panorama of our content: exclusive articles, memorable events, meaningful contributions.

We highly encourage you to visit all the links provided in the publication, to discover more articles, videos and interviews.


More About Us

AMANIE Magazine is a multilingual media for art and cultures from Africa and its diaspora.
It started as a blog in 2016, in Paris, and turned into a biennial publication since 2020.
Two editions have already been released. In 2021, a special edition has been delivered to celebrate
the 5th anniversary of the media.
The next one is scheduled for the end of the year, with the following theme:
An introduction to contemporary
Algeria through art.

We offer content on specific topics, and therefore AMANIE Magazine may be labelled as a niche emerging cultural and art media.

One specificity is to look at current social issues theme through the eyes of art, the expression of artists from Africa and the diaspora.

What AMANIE means: It is a word and ceremony of the Akan culture.
Akan regroups several ethnies found in West Africa, especially in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).
It stands for the art of asking news to a visitor, when they come.
There are particular gestures and
questions associated to it.
Indeed, AMANIE, to pronounce “amanié” [amanje], is a ritual mixing greetings and news.

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