Tuesday, April 19, 2022
MENART FAIR Paris – 19 - 22 May 2022
About twenty artists from North Africa:
Western, Arab-Muslim, Mediterranean and African culture
The art of North Africa or the Maghreb, was built in the XXth century as a "common destiny" between the European colonization and the struggles for independence.
Baya Mahieddine Its specificity is the cultural mix proper to North Africa and the Mediterranean basin, which can be both a wealth and an obstacle. Throughout its history, the Maghreb within the Mediterranean has played a determining role in the history of humanity. A very rich heritage has spread in these countries thanks to the mixing of populations, the mobility of traders and the formation of identities that have shaped this region.

The will of emancipation of the artists with regard to the former colonial powers, incites them to create an art broader of spirit. Often rich in colors, figurative or abstract, their common point is the constant look at their culture of origin, the exile, the Mediterranean, and not only a local identity.

During the post-war years, several young artists left for Paris to continue their training, and  some of them joined the New School of Paris, characterized by non-figurative painting. Back in their native country, they create an artistic modernity of their own.
Baya Mahieddine, Femme, 1977, Gouache and watercolor on paper, 50x33.5 cm  (stand B4)
Mohamed Melehi

Zerrouki Boukhari
Mohamed Melehi, Untitled, 1975, cellulose paint on wood, 100 x 120 cm
(stand C3)

Zerrouki Boukhari, Émoi et tumulte dans l’œuf, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 112 x 96cm (stand C1)
The galleries Ayn Gallery (Paris), By Lara Sedbon (Paris), Elmarsa (Tunis, Dubai), Le Violon Bleu Gallery (Tunis), and L’Ecole de Casablanca (Casablanca), will present a beautiful selection of modern artists from the Maghreb and the discoveries of young contemporary artists.
Abdelhak Benallou

Rafik El Kamel
Abdelhak Benallou, Untitled, 2021, oil on canvas, 80 x 80cm (stand B3)

Rafik El Kamel, Djerba, 2014, acrylic on canvas, 114x148cm (stand A4)

Practical information

Venue: Cornette de Saint Cyr, 6 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
Dates: from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 May 2022, from 12pm to 7pm
Press preview: Wednesday May 18, 2022, from 4pm to 6pm
VIP opening: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, from 6pm to 9pm  (by invitation only)


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