MENART Fair is back to Paris | What you shouldn’t miss
It’s the Parisian Rendez-Vous for Middle Eastern and North African art and design lovers. MENART is taking over the Palais D’Iéna from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th of September.
Founded by Laure D’Hauteville, after 10 successful years of Beirut Art Fair’s, MENART will now open its 4th edition, gathering about 30 galleries coming from all over the world. It’s also a programs of talks and conferences that await, offering a complete experience to the visitor.
Keep reading to discover JDEED’s selection of unmissable booths to check out.
Barren Spring, Ice Scultpture by Mashael Al Saie / Photography: Giulia Menenchella – HUNNA ART
Zalfa Halabi Gallery
The Beirut-based gallery is always one that we look forward to when coming to MENART. Artists Yasmina Hilal, Simon Mhanna, Carla Habib and Semaan Khawam are exhibiting this time around, all bringing their very different aesthetics to the table.
Ficelle, Jet d’encre sur acétate , 35×26
Katharina Maria Raab
has caught This Berlin-based gallery will be presenting a selection of new works by Hicham Benohoud, Mahi Binebine, Mostafa Choobtarash, and Ahmed Kamel to MENART.
We’re particularly excited to discover the work of Moroccan artist Hicham Benohoud, whose series ACROBATIE has caught our eyes a while back, but we could never see it live.
Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre from the series ACROBATIE
Galerie Fahmy Malinovsky
Paris based Galerie Fahmy Malinovsky , directed by Alicia Fahmy and Ludmilla Malinovsky, brings a solo show of Lebanese artist Hussein Nasreddine to MENART. Nasreddine, who lives between Paris and Beirut, focuses his work on the weight of the past, the difficulty of overcoming loss, or the fragility of the memory.
“The Image Of The Face2, 2019 – En cours, Feuille d’or sur couvertures en cuir, 4 couvertures, 38 x 25 chacune, Exposition “Shape Shifting Texts” credits Warehouse 421
HUNNA Art is coming all the way from Sharjah, exhibiting 4 artists, Aliyah Alawadhi (UAE), Mashael Al Saie (Bahrain), Nour Elbasuni (Egypt) and Reem R. (Palestine). We’re very excited to discover Al Saie’s work – the artists shot our digital cover with Anas Bukhash back in 2021 and we’ve been following her career closely since day 1.
“The Last Meal” 2020, Reem R.
Beyond discovering these galleries, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in talks and musical happenings. We’re very much looking forward listening to “The Revolution of Middle Eastern Art: the Unmissable Visionaries of the Private Sector” on Friday 15th, moderated by Camélia Esmaili, including Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi and Mohammed Afkhami amongst the speakers.
On Saturday 16th, “Liberated Passion: Forging destinies thanks to an unconventional thought process” will be discussing breaking the mould and pushing boundaries in the Arab World in our day and age when you’re of Arab and North African origins. Panelists include Khalid Abdel-Hadi of MyKali Magazine and Alexandre Paulikevitch, whose dance performances are a resistance act against prejudice.
To book your ticket to MENART, click here.
Cover: Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre from the series ACROBATIE