Menart Fair invites the Orient to Paris
A 4th edition from 15 to 17 September 2023 at the Palais d'Iéna
A unique event in Europe, Menart Fair will be welcoming over thirty galleries from ten countries to Paris for its 4th edition, showcasing Art + Design from the Middle East to North Africa. They will be exhibiting the finest selection of rising stars as well as established artists from this booming artistic scene. This rich and fascinating crossroads of discovery and encounters holds a wealth of opportunities.

Hela Ammar, Odalisque I, 2012, digital photography, 80 x 80 cm, in limited edition of 7
- Musk and Amber Gallery (Tunis, Tunisia)

Samaneh Atef, Untitled, 2019, Drawing on a map, 100 x 70 cm
- Polysémie (Marseille, France)

Among the galleries renewing their participation, Amenor Contemporary (Stavanger) x Simine Paris (Paris), Galerie Tanit (Beirut, Munich), Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beirut), Galerie Chériff Tabet (Beirut), Art on 56th (Beirut), Zalfa Halabi Art Gallery (Beirut), Hunna Art (Sharjah), Le Lab (Cairo), Musk and Amber Gallery (Tunis)...

Nada Debs, Stitched Horizons, Pebble Chair (Pink), 2023, Velvet, straw embroidery H26.6 x L25.6 x W22.8 in, unique piece
- Galerie BSL
(Paris, France)

Taher Chemirik, White Lava (Duo 2), 2022, Table light sculpture, Terracotta, brass, LEDs, H 18.1 x L 16.3 x W 11.2 in, unique piece
- Galerie BSL
(Paris, France)

Roham Shamekh, Daydream, 2020, Ceramic and hand painting with acrylic and covered with resin polyester, 120 cm and 170 cm
- Roham Shamekh (Dubai, UAE)

Ghassan Zard, Untitled from On a Shore series, 2021, Bronze, 26 cm x 34 cm x 28 cm
- Galerie Tanit (Beirut, Lebanon/ Munich, Germany)

The growing interest and demand for art from these regions has not escaped the attention of new galleries, whose willingness to commit to this market is a sign of a turning point. These include Dumonteil Contemporary (Paris, Shanghai), Galerie Dix9 Hélène Lacharmoise (Paris), Galerie Fahmy Malinovsky (Paris), Myra Myra (Paris), Polysémie (Marseille), Revie Project (Paris), Galerie BSL (Paris), Jacques Ouaiss Gallery (Beirut), Marie Munier (Beirut), Nadine Fayad Art Gallery (Beirut), Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin), Nika Project Space (Dubai), Roham Shamekh (Dubai), Salwa Zeidan Gallery (Abu Dhabi), Hafez Gallery (Jeddah)...
"Despite all the complications and difficulties, the country is going through, Lebanon remains a creative hotspot in the Middle East, in terms of both art and collectible design. We should mention here the participation of eight of them" declares Joanna Chevalier, Artistic Director.
"We have also noticed that a good number of French and European galleries have recently added artists from the Middle East to their stables. Through Menart Fair, the public and art professionals will be able to discover new talent and observe the evolution of those they already know. A new market in Europe is taking shape" adds Laure d'Hauteville, founder and director.

Hicham Benohoud, Untitled (from the series ACROBATIE), 2017, digital c-print mounted on aludibond, 60 x 90 cm
Katharina Maria Raab (Berlin, Germany)

In line with its DNA, Menart Fair, a young, dynamic and generous fair, will be hosting a number of events, installations, monumental sculptures, performances and conferences, as well as lunch and dinner meetings with institutions and collectors. Beyond its "boutique-art-fair" dimension, Menart Fair cultivates its didactic ambition by multiplying its mediators, creating multisensory opportunities and experiences that allow visitors to perceive its difference.
Last but not least, this year's edition will feature a major first: the MENA Art + Design Fair will be hosted by the Palais d'Iéna, during the European Heritage Days.
Home to the Economic, Social and Environmental Council (ESEC), the Palais d'Iéna is a 20th-century historical monument designed by architect Auguste Perret, located at the heart of "La Colline des Arts ". Eleven leading artistic and cultural institutions*, located on this hill, form the immediate environment of this national landmark.
* Musée national de la Marine, Musée de l’Homme, Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Chaillot -Théâtre national de la Danse, Palais d’Iéna, Musée national des Arts asiatiques-Guimet, Palais Galliera, Palais de Tokyo, Musée d’Art moderne de Paris, Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

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Middle-East & North African Art + Design
Dates : Friday September 15, from noon to 10 pm
Saturday September 16, from 11 am to 7 pm
Sunday September 17, from 11 am to 7 pm

Venue : Palais d’Iéna – Centre économique, social et environnemental (CESE)
              9 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris, France

Press preview : Thursday September 14, from 4 to 6 pm
VIP opening : Thursday September 14, from 6 to 10 pm


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