17/24 SEPT


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 not to be missed. The series of events mixes contemporary art, dance and traditional music in atypical places, thus highlighting the architectural and cultural heritage of the city. This immersive multidisciplinary event invites to explore and celebrate, and to giving oneself to the frenetic pace of Lebanese conviviality, appetite for discovery, and sense of celebration. All along the promenade in downtown Beirut, visitors will discover and rediscover Lebanese architecture and a series of monumental sculptures exhibited throughout downtown Beirut.

06:00 PM : STOP 1 -> Inauguration of BEIRUT ART WEEK in front of Hotel Le Gray, where Lebanese-Senegalese artist Hady Sy will unveil 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

06:30 PM : STOP 4 -> “off/site – an independent artists exhibition“ is a collective show of more than 50 artists in the Lobby & the Atrium of Hotel Le Gray, organized by BEIRUT ART FAIR, curated by Grace & Emmanuel Guiragossian, with the support of Bekdache Artist Home.

07:30 PM : STOP 8 -> “IMPRESSIONS“ is a solo show by New York based Lebanese artist Michel Abboud, organized by Opera Gallery Beirut – Featuring a live performance by the artist at 8 pm – Foch 94, Charles Helou Avenue.

08:30 PM : STOP 9 -> “A Journey Into Contemporary African Art“ is 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.

09:30 PM : STOP 10 -> “Study for a Soap“ is a collective exhibition organized by South Border Gallery followed by a party – Unseen installation of Emmanuel Tussore (France) – 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 Nigeria: Eva Obodo – From Venezuela: Ben Abounassif – From Colombia: Alfonso Bonilla – From Malaysia : Soh Boon Kiong – At Abroyan Factory, Bourj Hammoud.

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