The fair’s yearly satellite event, BEIRUT ART WEEK, 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, to unexpected get-togethers in Arabian Nights-worthy mansions, BEIRUT ART WEEK is not to be missed.
The series of events, mixing contemporary art, dance and music in atypical places, celebrated the city’s architectural and cultural heritage. Throughout a promenade in downtown Beirut punctuated by monumental sculptures, visitors are invited to rediscover Lebanese architectural heritage. A series of immersive multidisciplinary events, Beirut Art Week invites art lovers to give themselves into the frenetic pace of Lebanese conviviality, appetite for discovery, and sense of celebration.
STOP 1 -> Inauguration of BEIRUT ART WEEK in front of Hotel Le Gray, where Lebanese-Senegalese artist Hady Sy unveiled his monumental sculpture Wall of Hope, standing at the infamous green line separating East and West Beirut and where one of Beirut’s gates once stood.
STOP 4 -> “off/site – an independent artists exhibition“ : a collective show of more than 50 artists organized by BEIRUT ART FAIR, curated by Grace & Emmanuel Guiragossian, with the support of Bekdache Artist Home. Lobby & Atrium of Hotel Le Gray,
STOP 8 -> “IMPRESSIONS“: a solo show by New York-based Lebanese artist Michel Abboud, organized by Opera Gallery Beirut , featuring a live performance by the artist . Foch 94, Charles Helou Avenue.
STOP 9 -> “A Journey Into Contemporary African Art“: a collective exhibition of African artists, organized by Belvedere Art Space, followed by a party in presence of all the artists – Exhibiting artists: Rom Isichei , Chidi Kwubiri, Duke Asidere, Alimi Adewale, Gerald Chukwuma, Suraj Adekola. One Oak Building, Charles Helou Avenue.
STOP 10 -> ” Study for a Soap “: a collective exhibition organized by South Border Gallery at Abroyan Factory, Bourj Hammoud. With an unseen installation by Emmanuel Tussore (France). Artists from Cuba : Carlos Garcia De La Nuez, Andy Lianes Bulto, Jose Manuel Mesias, Frank Gonzales Martinez, Douglas Arguelles Cruz, Daniel Rodriguez Collazo, Renelio Marin Contreras, Ernesto Mateo Rancano, Fernando Cruz Ramirez, Duvier Delgado Hernandez, Luisa Mesa – From Lebanon : Samer Bou Rjeily, Ghassan Zard, Abdullah Barake, Nayla Romanos Ilya, Philippe Daher, Antoine Asmar, Gilbert Debs & Claudia Chahine – From Chile: Claudia Hidalgo – From Niger : Eva Obodo – From Venezuela : Ben Abounassif – From Colombia : Alfonso Bonilla – From Malaysia : Soh Boon Kiong.
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