Thursday, May 26, 2022
Positive results for the second edition of MENART FAIR !
MENART FAIR Paris 2022: second edition of the fair dedicated exclusively to art from the Middle East and North Africa, has made a positive assessment of its second edition which ended on Sunday May 22, 2022

Galerie Tanit ©Jules Monnier

Mono Gallery
©Jules Monnier
The success of the first edition of MENART FAIR in 2021 globally exceeded the expectations of its organizers and its second edition, from May 19 to 22, proved to be promising: the majority of exhibitors declared themselves enthusiastic about their participation in the fair and wish to participate in the next one. The 1,824 registered visitors (70% were from France) unanimously appreciated the great diversity and richness of the works exhibited.
On Sunday afternoon, May 22, more than 300 people returned to visit the fair.
Among the many events held in Paris last week, MENART FAIR succeeded in attracting a growing number of collectors.
Visitors were unanimously pleasantly surprised by the increasing quality of the exhibitors and the works presented, as well as the scenography of the space.

L’École de Casablanca
©Jules Monnier

Saleh Barakat Gallery
©Jules Monnier
- 63% of the exhibitors made sales, to which will be added those made after the fair according to the transactions engaged with informed collectors.
- Most sales were in the range of €5,000 to €25,000, with a peak at €50,000.
- The 19 exhibitors gave the fair an overall rating of 8 out of 10 and 7.7 out of 10 for its artistic quality.
- 74% of the galleries declared that they would like to participate in the next edition of MENART FAIR in Paris and 94% would like to exhibit at the Brussels edition which will be held from January 20 to 22, 2023 at the Boghossian Foundation (Villa Empain).

Galerie Bessières
©Jules Monnier

Art on 56th
©Jules Monnier
17 groups of collectors, museums and institutions* benefited from the mediation and the initiatory course led by Joanna Chevalier (artistic director) and Laure d’Hauteville (director & founder of the fair). About twenty groups of visitors requested mediation throughout the fair for a better understanding of the art from ME.NA art in its context.

NFT conference
©Jules Monnier

NFT from ME.NA space, curated by young collector and expert Brian Beccafico, was filled with curious visitors and many acquisitions were made.
The conference, which brought together several experts, was attended by nearly sixty people.

Participating galleries

The MENART FAIR team thanks all the participating galleries
for their artistic selections and their trust!

Gallery 4 Walls (Amman, Jordan)
Amenor Contemporary (Stavanger, Norway)
Art on 56th (Beirut, Lebanon)
Ayyam Gallery (Dubaï, UAE)
Ayn Gallery (Paris, France)
By Lara Sedbon (Paris, France)
Eiwan Al Gassar (Doha, Qatar)
Elmarsa Gallery (La Marsa, Tunisia / Dubaï, UAE)
Galerie Bessières (Chatou, France)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris, France / Brussels, Belgium)
Galerie Salahin (Paris, France)
Galerie Tanit (Munich, Germany / Beirut, Lebanon)
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (Paris, France / Geneva, Switzerland)
L’Ecole de Casablanca (Casablanca, Morocco)
Le Violon Bleu Gallery (Sidi Bou Saïd, Tunisia)
Mono Gallery (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
no/mad utopia (Beirut, Lebanon)
Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut, Lebanon)

* Centre Georges Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Musée Picasso, Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, Fondation Zinsou, Fondation Boghossian, Cartier Arts & Culture, Institut du Monde Arabe, Ministère de la Culture, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, Beaux-Arts de Paris, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris, Directors of Operations of Expertise France, Friends of Art Basel, YAC Club, Cité Internationale des Arts, Millenn’Art Club, Le Spot, Culture Secrets... and many groups of collectors.
The MENART FAIR team is looking forward to welcome you to Brussels,
from January 20 to 22, 2023, at the Boghossian Foundation (Villa Empain) for new discoveries, including a whole section dedicated to design from the ME.NA countries.

Practical information

Venue: Boghossian Foundation (Villa Empain), Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67
            1050, Brussels - Belgium
Dates: from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd January 2023, from 11am to 7pm
Press preview: Thursday 19th January 2023, from 4pm to 6pm
Collectors & Institutions opening: Thursday 19th January 2023,
                                                     from 6pm to 10pm, by invitation only

©Jules Monnier


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