” From Modernity to Contemporary Art in the Maghreb ” at 11:00 a.m.
” Circuits of aids to artists ” 3:00 p.m
MENART Fair is pleased to announce a series of online talks throughout the week of the event.
Two talks will be held on Friday, May 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (French time) in French language.
On the occasion of the Farid Belkahia exhibition “For another modernity”,
which is held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris from 19 May to 31 July
2021, Michel Gauthier, its curator, will take us on a virtual tour as a
preamble to our discussion.
This conversation will be an opportunity to discuss the emergence of
postcolonial modernity in the Maghreb through one of its most
emblematic creators and question its inclusion in the grand narrative
of modernity, which is what many museums and art historians are working
Meryem Sebti, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the art magazine DIPTYK, Casablanca
Michel Gauthier, Curator at the National Museum of Modern Art-Centre Pompidou, Paris
Brahim Alaoui, art historian, former director of the museum of the Arab World Institute, Paris
This exchange will address two crucial issues faced by visual artists: their mobility and visibility.
Which platforms have been set up to help visual artists to find residencies, studios and exhibit?
How such platform can activate their different networks so that artists
can exchange, exist and connect both within Lebanon and abroad.
This conversation will also evoke the practical aspects which map the
access to an artistic ecosystem, both locally and internationally, such
as awards, getting a visa, and access to housing. While artists need to
travel, they also need to receive support to exist in their own
Through this conversation, we will discover the different actors who work to offer this support to artists.
Maria Chatti-Gautier, a finance professional who has devoted a lot of time and energy to humanitarian and social missions in Lebanon and Syria.
Sandra Hegedüs, founder of SAM Art Projects
Joana Hadjithomas, visual artist,
Tarik Atoui, Lebanese artist and musician
Joana Hadjithomas and Tarik Atoui are the founders of “Correspondences”, a platform of support for Lebanese artists.
Marie Buscail, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Action, Director of the French Institute of Lebanon.
Judith Depaule, Co-founder of the association ‘L’atelier des artistes en exil’
Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30, from 12 pm to 6 pm, with online reservation, by time slot.
Collectors & institutions preview
Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30, from 10 am to 12 pm (by invitation) with mediation for groups.
We are pleased to announce our partnership with Artsy, the leading global marketplace for discovering and collecting art online starting from 27th of May 2021.
Sanitary measures implemented by Cornette de Saint Cyr & MENART FAIR
In accordance with current
French regulations, strict sanitary measures are put in place to
guarantee the health and safety of all visitors :
– Hands-free ticketing
– One-way circuit in the fair
– Wearing masks is compulsory
– Availability of hydro-alcoholic gel
– Real-time monitoring of site saturation.
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