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Beirut Art Fair 2015

BEIRUT ART FAIR takes place September 17 - 20, 2015

Since its inception in 2010, BEIRUT ART FAIR established itself on the international artistic scene with the vision of a ME.NA.SA. labeled art which shaped its identity and power of attraction. In tune with the centers of interest of international collectors, the fair displays the creation of this region which stretches from Morocco to Indonesia, in its wide diversity.

From 17 to 20 September 2015, organizers will receive at BIEL around fifty international modern and contemporary art and design galleries. Exhibiting artists represent all of the trends of current art and express themselves through painting, drawing, sculpture, video, design or performance… Confirmed and developing artists mingle and invite the viewer to share their visions of the world, their dreams or their positions.

BEIRUT ART FAIR confirms the position of Beirut as the cultural and intellectual capital of the Arab world, at the junction between the East and the West. It is part of the international fairs dedicated to art and serves as a window for the ME.NA.SA. creation which is open to the world.


PROGRAM - BEIRUT ART FAIR 2015, DAY BY DAY

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2015

6:00 pm till 10:00 pm
BEIRUT ART FAIR VIP Opening Ceremony, BIEL Hall 2,
(VIP card is requested at the entrance)
Under the Patronage of Mrs. Lama Tammam Salam
6:00 pm Video art performance The Premiere in Lebanon of “So Far, So Close”, by Roger Moukarzel
(Entrance of BEIRUT ART FAIR, Biel, Hall 2)
6:15 pm Interactive art performance
Visit of “VIRTUAL/REALITY” with the partnership of bankmed, with curator Pascal
Odille, followed by “PLEASE DON’T TOUCH”, by Nadine Abou Zaki
booth A-11 “VIRTUAL/REALITY”
6:30 pm Performance by Ghassan Ghazal & Faro: “The Ceremony of Sacrifice or Victim”
6:45 pm Visit of Byblos Bank Award with curator Marine Bougaran booth A4
7:00 pm Visit of BLC BANK DESIGN PLATFORM booth H3
7:15 pm Visit of the exhibition “Arab Documentary Photography Program”
By AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture) in HSBC Private Bank VIP Lounge
booth A21
10:00 pm Closing time of the fair
10:15 pm BEIRUT ART FAIR VIP Gala Dinner
Venue: Indigo on the Roof – Hotel Le GRAY
Beirut Down Town
(Upon invitation, places are limited)


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

Visit BEIRUT ART FAIR / BEIRUT ART WEEK
Shuttle buses available on an hourly basis, starting from 3:00 pm at “Le Gray bus stop” to 9:30 pm at “BIEL bus stop”
3:30 pm Opening time of the fair
4:00 - 5:00 pm Talk (English Language)
HSBC Private Bank VIP Lounge booth A21
“Documentary Photography in the Arab Region: Uncover - Recover - Discover”
The current practices and challenges of documentary photography in the region.
Moderator: Oussama Rifahi, Executive Director of AFAC (Arab Fund for Arts and
Culture)
Speakers: Elsie El Haddad (Lebanon) ADPP Grantee 2015 (Arab Documentary
Photography Program)
Reem Akl (Lebanon) Deputy Director, Arab Image Foundation
Dalia Khamissy, Photographer and founding member of Rawiya
5:15 pm & 8 pm Daily performance
Of Nadine Touma & Marie-Isabelle Abtour Serhal, booth A-13 (Dar Onboz),
which will honor the tradition of storytelling by presenting SAMA (French & Arabic version)
5:30 – 7:00 pm & 7:30 – 9:00 pm Interactive art performance
“PLEASE DON’T TOUCH”, by Nadine Abou Zaki,
booth A-11 “VIRTUAL/REALITY”
9:30 pm Closing time of the fair


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015

Visit BEIRUT ART FAIR / BEIRUT ART WEEK
Shuttle buses available on an hourly basis, starting from 3:00 pm at “Le Gray bus stop” to 9:30 pm at “Biel bus stop”
3:30 pm Opening time of the fair
4:00 pm & 8:00 pm Daily performance
Of Nadine Touma & Marie-Isabelle Abtour Serhal,
booth A-13 (Dar Onboz), which will honor the tradition of storytelling by presenting
SAMA (French & Arabic version)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Talk (English Language)
HSBC Private Bank VIP Lounge booth A21
Cultural Philanthropy and its impact
“Whoever donates aiming for a return has not made a donation” by Seneca
Moderator: Pascal Odille, Artistic director
Speakers: Yasser Akkaoui, Chairman of Capital Concept, Founder father of Corporate Governance activism in the Middle East
Russell Prior (Europe / Middle East / Africa, Head of Philanthropy, HSBC Private Bank)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm & 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm Interactive art performance
“PLEASE DON’T TOUCH”, by Nadine Abou Zaki,
booth A-11 “VIRTUAL/REALITY”
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Talk (English Language)
Venue: HSBC Private Bank VIP Lounge booth A-21
"Constructing Photographs" by artist Vivian van Blerk, invited by "Designtalks"
Followed by a visit of Vivian van Blerk installation " BAYTNA"
booth A-11 VIRTUAL/REALITY
9:30 pm Closing time of the fair
9:45 pm bankmed VIP Gala Dinner
(Upon invitation, places are limited)


SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015

Visit BEIRUT ART FAIR / BEIRUT ART WEEK
Shuttles available on an hourly basis, starting from 3:00 pm at “Le Gray bus stop” to 9:30 pm at “Biel bus stop”
3:30 pm Opening time of the fair
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Talk (French Language)
HSBC Private Bank VIP Lounge booth A21
Cultural engineering and the importance of cultural mediation
Moderator: Pascal Odille, Artistic director
Speakers: Claude Mollard, Cultural engineering expert,
Cultural Adviser to the President of the Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris (IMA)
Véronique Rieffel, Independent curator
5:00 pm & 8:00 pm Daily performance
Of Nadine Touma & Marie-Isabelle Abtour Serhal,
booth A-13 (Dar Onboz), which will honor the tradition of storytelling by presenting
SAMA (French & Arabic version)
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm & 7:30 – 9:00 pm Interactive art performance
“PLEASE DON’T TOUCH”, by Nadine Abou Zaki,
booth A-11 “VIRTUAL/REALITY”
5:30 pm Announcement of the BYBLOS BANK AWARD
Laureate, by the President of the Jury Dimitri Beck (Editor-in-chief Polka Magazine)
booth A4 Byblos Bank Award
7:00 pm Visit of BLC BANK DESIGN PLATFORM booth H3
9:30 pm Closing time of the fair


Tel: +(961)3386979 - +(33) 6 88 06 27 25
Email info@beirut-art-fair.com