Thursday September 20, 2018


04:30pm – 05:30pm: “Collectionner”

Moderator: Marine BougaranCultural Development & Projects Manager BEIRUT ART FAIR 


Joumana Asseily, Gallery owner “Marfa’ “, Lebanon, and Art collector       

Florence Bourgeois, Fair director “Paris Photo”, France     

Abraham Karabajakian, Art collector

Tarek NahasCurator of “Across Boundaries”, Art collector    

(This talk will be held in French)


06:00pm – 07:00pm: “Art in the Public Space, a Genealogy, a Realityby Paul Ardenne*, organized by Art in Motion

*Paul Ardenne (FR) is an art historian and a writer. He is the author of numerous books on contemporary creation, notably in relation to the topic of this conference: L’Art dans son moment politique (1999), Un Art contextuel (2002), Extrême – Esthétiques de la limite dépassée (2006) and Art, le présent (2009).

(This lecture will be held in English)


Friday September 21, 2018


03:00pm – 04:00pm: ” The growth of the Arab and Iranian Art Markets in Recent Times”, by Sotheby’s

Moderator: Iain RobertstonHead of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London


Mai El Dib, Sotheby’s Consultant, Contemporary Arab, Iranian & Turkish Art

Roxane ZandDeputy Chairman for the Middle East at Sotheby’s

(This talk will be held in English)


04:30 pm – 05.30 pm : “De l’importance des catalogues raisonnés”                                                       

Moderator: Pascal OdilleArtistic Director BEIRUT ART FAIR, Expert CNES Modern & Contemporary Art


Christine AbboudIn charge of Shafic Abboud’s « Catalogue raisonné »              

Manuella GuiragossianPresident of the Paul Guiragossian Foundation

Pierre El KhouryIntellectual property specialist, Law School Professor

(This talk will be held in French)


Saturday September 22, 2018


05:30pm – 06:30pm: “Photographie pour tous”

Moderator: Ghada Waked, Specialized in Photography, she founded the Beirut Biennale for the Image (BIB) and the interdisciplinary Albedo Creative Platform focusing on digital and new media. She currently teaches at USEK and at ALBA


Dimitri Beck, Director of Photography at Polka, Print-Gallery Multimedia, based in Paris

Marine BougaranCultural Development & Projects Manager BEIRUT ART FAIR 

(This talk will be held in English & French)


Sunday September 23, 2018


06:00pm – 07:00pm:Looking For, Being With, Dreaming About: Beirut & Tripoli

Moderator: Clément DiriéArt Critic and Curator, Paris                                     


Joana HadjithomasArtist and Filmmaker, Beirut & Paris                                    

Khalil JoreigeArtist and Filmmaker, Beirut & Paris                                            

Marwan RechmaouiArtist, Beirut                                     

Joanna Abou Sleiman-ChevalierCurator, Special Advisor Contemporary Art BEIRUT ART FAIR                                               

Karina El HelouCurator, STUDIOCUR/ART, Beirut & Paris

(This talk will be held in English)





Wednesday September 19, 2018

8:30 pm: Book signing by Tarek Nahas & Marine Bougaran

“Across Boundaries”, the catalogue of the exhibition 

Booth B4


Saturday September 22, 2018     

6:30 pm: Book signing by Amal Traboulsy

“Galerie Épreuve d’Artiste: chronique d’une galerie sur fond de guerre”

Booth C16: MACAM Bookstore



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