MENART FAIR in Paris, an artistic journey to the Orient
22 galleries from 13 countries participate in the first edition
FROM THURSDAY, May 27 TO SUNDAY, May 30 2021
6, AV HOCHE 75008 PARIS
The editorial choice of the first edition of MENART FAIR is determined by its name, “MENA” (for Middle East / North Africa). MENART FAIR is an unprecedented fair which presents a geographically localized scene, comprising the countries of the Maghreb, the Levant and the Gulf, including Iran.
Full of their cultural, historical and structural diversities, the 19 countries concerned are creative breeding grounds of intense artistic richness. They are part of their own cultural tradition nourished by their own history. MENART FAIR wishes to share and report through this Parisian event, the dynamism and cultural effervescence of MENA.
The fair will feature 22 galleries from 13 countries, selected for their artistic relevance.
« Some of these artists living in the West have the recognition of institutions and collectors as well as real rating on the international art market, such as Mona Hatoum, Kader Attia, Etel Adnan, Youssef Nabil, Nabil Nahas, Simone Fattal, Ahmed Mater, Joana Hadjithomas &
Khalil Joreige, to name a few. MENART FAIR will allow the discovery of around sixty artists, including some established from the 50s, 60s, 70s, such as Mohamed Hamidi, Hamed Abdalla, Hussein Madi and a large number of contemporary artists, often unknown in France. Middle Eastern art bridges the cultural gap between East and Wes » emphasizes Joanna Chevalier, artistic director of the fair.
Yoriyas (Maroc), Street Prayer- Série Casablanca, not the movie, 2018,
impression pigmentaire, 40 x 60 cm, édition de 7, Courtesy of Yoriyas
and the 193 Gallery
From Saudi Arabia, the ATHR gallery is a precursor of the contemporary scene, and Mono Gallery is a young rising and dynamic gallery.
From Tunisia, Elmarsa Gallery attracts with works of great modernity.
From Jordan Wadi Finan Art Gallery always relevant in its selection.
From Lebanon, Mark Hachem representing established artists, Saleh Barakat discoverer of talents, Galerie Tanit, the first to have presented ME.NA artists in the most important international fairs and Galerie Cheriff Tabet, specialized in artists of the Lebanese diaspora, but also, Nada Debs studio internationally recognized designer.
From Iran, SHIRIN ART GALLERY defends an emerging scene as well as Eiwan al Gassar Gallery from Qatar.
From Morocco, LA GALERIE 38 offers a daring choice.
From the United Arab Emirates, Leila Heller Gallery makes a bridge between East and West.
Hamid Ajami (Iran), acrylique sur toile, 150 x 150 cm
Courtesy of Shirin Art Gallery
In addition, European and international galleries such as GALLERIA CONTINUA, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, GALERIE BESSIERES, Esther Woerdehoff, ATELIER RELIEF, as well as a young generation of emerging French galleries: 193 GALLERY, AYN GALLERY, By Lara Sedbon x Durazzo Projects and Galerie La La Lande.
Mohamed Hamidi (Maroc), Sans titre, 2020, peinture cellulosique sur toile, 180 x 150 cm (Copyright Fouad Maazouz, Courtesy La Galerie 38, Casablanca)
Zaid Shawwa (Jordanie), Time to go home, 2018, acrylique sur toile, 120 x 110 cm, Courtesy of Wadi Finan Art Gallery
The private mansion of the Cornette de Saint Cyr auction house, an intimate place on a human scale, encourages dialogue between artists and will offer visitors the opportunity to interact with each gallery owner, take the time to discover, appreciate and to take full advantage of the fair. All the arts will be represented, paintings, sculptures, photographs and video.
193 GALLERY (Paris)
ATELIER RELIEF (Bruxelles)
AYN GALLERY (Paris)
By Lara Sedbon x Durazzo Projects (Paris)
Eiwan al Gassar Gallery (Doha, Qatar)
Elmarsa Gallery (La Marsa Dubai)
GALERIE BESSIERES (Chatou, France)
Galerie Cheriff Tabet (Beyrouth)
Esther Woerdehoff (Paris / Genève)
Galerie La La Lande (Paris)
Galerie Nathalie Obadia (Paris / Bruxelles)
Galerie Tanit (Beyrouth / Munich)
GALLERIA CONTINUA (San Giminiano / Beijing /
Les Moulins / Habana / Roma / Sao Paulo / Paris)
LA GALERIE 38 (Casablanca)
Leila Heller Gallery (New York / Dubai)
MARC HACHEM (Beyrouth / Paris / New York)
Mono Gallery (Riyadh)
Saleh Barakat Gallery (Beyrouth)
SHIRIN ART GALLERY (Téhéran / New York)
Studio Nada Debs (Beyrouth)
Wadi Finan Art Gallery (Amman)
Anas Albraehe (Syrie), Untitled, 2020, huile sur toile, 120 x 140 cm, Courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery
Cornette de Saint Cyr – 6 avenue Hoche – 75008 Paris
Free access exclusively by online reservation. Collectors & institutions preview
Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30, from 10 am to 12 pm (by invitation) with mediation for groups. Public access
Thursday, May 27 to Sunday, May 30, from 12 pm to 6 pm, with online reservation, by time slot. Press preview
Thursday, May 27, from 10 am to 12 pm
Sanitary measures implemented by MENART FAIR
In collaboration with Cornette de Saint Cyr and 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 compulsory.- Availability of hydro-alcoholic gel throughout the fair.- Real-time monitoring of site saturation.
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