Beirut Art Fair 2017

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Platform for art in Beirut and the Middle East, Beirut Art Fair will present its 8th edition from 21 until September 24, 2017, bringing together galleries from Lebanon and abroad with the support of Bankmed.

The contemporary Art Fair aims to encourage local and international artists and designers, to present their creations to the general public and advised collectors…

This year, the fair’s centerpiece is the exhibition curated by Rose ISSA: The Eye of Lebanon. Issa, an independent curator, writer and producer based in London, has selected more than 80 pieces that reflect the aesthetic, conceptual and sociopolitical concerns that have surfaced in the Arab world over the last decade.

In addition to this exhibition, a section Revealing by SGBL bank where a panel of selected galleries will showcase the work of a young promising artist, plus the sixth edition of Byblos Bank Award, a space Video Box by Macam…

Hereafter a selection of two art works that will be on display during Beirut Art Fair from September 21 until the 24th.

 

 

Elene Usdin, Dante after Otto Dix, 2016, 64x64cm, Archival pigment print with acrylic painting, framed unique piece. Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff- France.

 

 

Omar Hassan, Sea 2015, Mixed Media, 213x163cm Courtesy ContiniArtUk, UK.

 

 

Gilbert Hage, Untitled from the series “Beirut” 2004, Inkjet print on Fine Art Paper. 110x110cm, edition of 5 + 2AP Courtesy of Galerie Tanit and the artist.

 

In parallel to Beirut Art Fair, the 1st edition of Beirut Design Fair will feature design objects, collectible and limited edition contemporary & vintage furniture from leading local and international designers and galleries from the Middle East.

More than 40 exhibitors representing a unique and creative design scene will be participating to the fair.

 

 

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Two furniture pieces that will be on display during Beirut Design Fair.

 

 

David & Nicolas, Loulou -Rocking Chair. © Joy Mardini Gallery

 

 

Roula Saikali Geitani, “Media Sideboard vibes”. © DECO-AID

 

 

From 19 to 26 September 2017, as usual Beirut Art Week opens public spaces and luxury boutiques of the capital to artistic expression. Monumental works settle in downtown streets and shops, opening the door of contemporary art to all.

The itinerary is composed of around twenty interactive projects combining installations, sculptures, and performances that will take shape throughout Beirut’s symbolic landmarks such as Martyr’s Square, Beirut Souks, Zaitunay Bay, Saifi Village and Harbour Square.

This unusual itinerary is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Tourisme, Beirut Municipality and Solidere.