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BEIRUT ART FAIR TALKS AND ROUNDTABLES ARE NOW ONLINE

BEIRUT ART FAIR is thrilled to share with you videos of its latest talks and roundtable series, which took place every afternoon during the fair last September. The debates focused on the subject of modern and contemporary art from the MENA region, aiming to enrich our understanding of it, from a historical, theoretical and critical perspective, to examine […]

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Thank you to our partners ✨

BEIRUT ART FAIR’s team would like to thank all of its partners, in particular its privileged partner SGBL, for helping make our 10-year anniversary edition such a resounding success. We also extend our gratitude to all our Lebanese and international  institutional partners for their sustained support.  BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 36,000 entries 55 galleries / 18 countries 1,350 artworks […]

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Press Coverage

PRESS COVERAGE We warmly thank our media partners for their faithful coverage,  and for the role they played in the success of our 10-year anniversary edition. 36,000 entries 55 galleries / 18 countries 1,350 artworks / 250 artists / 40 nationalities 90% of exhibiting galleries reported significant sales 5 sold-out galleries To read and watch the […]

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BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 – Report

BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 A Resounding Success for the Fair’s 10th Anniversary Edition  36,000 entries 55 galleries / 18 countries 1,350 artworks / 250 artists / 40 nationalities 90% of exhibiting galleries reported significant sales 5 sold-out galleries Following a steady decade of growth, BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 (18 to 22 September 2019) proved the most […]

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Eat, drink and travel at BEIRUT ART FAIR 🥪🍹✈️

LINA’S Visitors of BEIRUT ART FAIR are in for a treat, with Lina’s Paris taking over the fair’s restaurant. ⁠You can enjoy a wide array of mouth-watering sandwiches, salads, and meals as well as refreshments in the restaurant’s dedicated era, and exchange around art. Booth F43 Allergen-free and vegan options available.  SEE THE MENU AIR FRANCE   […]

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Saturday, September 21st, 2019

ROUNDTABLE 5 MUSEUMS’ ECONOMIC STAKES: FINANCING, PHILANTHROPY AND MORE 04:30 PM TO 05:30 PM (In English)Moderated by  Olivia Bourrat, Scientific Director at Agence France-Muséums, Louvre Abu Dhabi (UAE)  withAinhoa Grandes, President of the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), BarcelonaDr. Khalid Khreis, Director of the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, AmmanVéronique Rieffel, Curator, former Director of […]

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JORDANIAN PAVILLION AT BEIRUT ART FAIR

Visit the Jordanian pavilion at BEIRUT ART FAIR, booth D28 The Jordan National Gallery of Fine ArtsThe Corner Art SpaceOrient GalleryWadi Finan Art GalleryNabad Art Gallery  Under the patronage of HRH Princess Wijdan Al Hashemi, Ph.D. Founder & President ofthe Royal Society of Fine Arts /The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts “Art like love is the magic […]

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Friday, September 20th, 2019

ROUNDTABLE 3 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS IN TELLING AN ALTERNATIVE STORY OF THE MENA REGION 05:00 PM TO 06:00 PM (in English) Moderated by Dr.Marie Tomb, art historian of the Middle East with Rachel Dedman, independent curator  Rose Issa publisher, writer and curator Lyne Sneige, Director of the Arts & Culture Program at the […]

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Thursday, September 19th, 2019

TALK 1 – DON MCCULLIN Detail of arcade from the Basilica, Baalbek, Lebanon, 2006-09 © Don McCullin, Courtesy Hamiltons Gallery, London 04:30 PM TO 05:30 PM (in English) With Photographer Sir Don McCullin At the ‘Old Bell House’ in Beit Chabab, the Phillipe Jabre Collection will be exhibiting a group of photographs taken by Sir […]

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BEIRUT ART WEEK

The fair’s main satellite event, BEIRUT ART WEEK (17 to 24 September 2019) electrifies the Lebanese capital by offering a journey of exclusive artistic experiences throughout the city.  From a pop-up exhibition in a building marked by the war, to a Latin-American themed evening in an abandoned factory, or intimate get-togethers in Arabian Nights palaces, BEIRUT ART WEEK is […]

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Meet the galleries coming to BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019

WELCOME TO BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 Start your experience of BEIRUT ART FAIR now.  Discover all our exhibitor’s profiles on our website and download the fair guide. See you soon in Beirut! EXHIBITORS FAIR GUIDE Facebook Instagram Twitter Envelope

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BEIRUT ART FAIR is just around the corner…

BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 is just around the corner… Now that you have your ticket for the fair thanks to our partner Virgin Ticketing Box Office, did you also book your flight and hotel? If not get in touch with the travel agency Volver tours so you get the best rates in Beirut.  Contact VOLVER get to know […]

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Get your tickets now

Tickets are now available for BEIRUT ART FAIR 2019 BEIRUT ART FAIR is six weeks away! We are very much looking forward to our greatest edition yet, featuring an exceptional artistic programming from the world’s leading galleries, fascinating exhibitions and an exhilarating slew of satellite events. You can already get your tickets online at our partners […]

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REVEALING by SGBL – Selected artists ✨

BEIRUT ART FAIR, in partnership with SGBL, is thrilled to announce the names of the ten artists selected by curator Rachel Dedman for REVEALING by SGBL 2019, following our open call, answered by over 400 artists. REVEALING by SGBL is a free platform for independent artists to present their works to collectors and make them benefit from the exposure afforded by […]

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Four questions to Laure d’Hauteville

Why is art important today, in particular in the MENA region (Middle East North Africa)? Art in many ways plays a role as a vector of peace. In a world where people, communities and countries increasingly close themselves up to others, art creates human bonds, instead of breaking them. Artists are witnesses to their times. […]

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Meet Rachel Dedman: curator of REVEALING by SGBL

Meet Rachel Dedman: curator of REVEALING by SGBL “I am thrilled to curate REVEALING by SGBL, which for the first time invites artists working independently of gallery representation to show and sell their work at BEIRUT ART FAIR. Our open call seeks emerging artists from across the MENA region, with the aim of introducing ten […]

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Selection committee BEIRUT ART FAIR

We are thrilled to announce our selection committee for the upcoming edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR, in September 2019, composed of internationally recognized professionals and major figures of the art world. Driven and enthusiastic, they represent an exceptional addition to the Fair for our next important milestone: celebrating our ten-year anniversary.  We are thankful to Olivia Bourrat, […]

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BEIRUT ART FAIR Joanna Chevalier

Meet our new Artistic Director

Born in Beirut, Joanna Abou Sleiman-Chevalier graduated in Political Sciences from the American University of Paris. Afterwards, she built her experience through various projects, such as artist management and cultural consulting. She has been an artistic director for Ernst & Young, as well as an independent curator in both Paris and Beirut. As curator, she […]

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