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Beirut Art Fair

Beirut Art Fair

Art Fair
Beirut Art Fair 2013 (22.5.2013)
  A modern and contemporary art fair devoted to the emerging artists of the ME.NA.SA region (Middle East, North Africa, South & South East Asia); BEIRUT ART FAIR prepares
its new edition at the Beirut International Exhibition Leisure Center (BIEL) from the 19th till the 22nd of September 2013 under the impetus of Laure d’Hauteville, Pascal Odille and Jean-Marc Decrop.

The enthusiasm generated by the first three editions testifies to the genuine artistic and economic boom in the region. In 2013, BEIRUT ART FAIR continues its exceptional artistic initiative and secures the patronage of the President of the Republic of Lebanon.

Underlining its widened scope of international modern and contemporary art and the challenges it faces today, BEIRUT ART FAIR pursues its evolution in 2013 and gains by introducing a renewed cultural program promoting plurality within the ME.NA.SA artistic trends.

This year, BEIRUT ART FAIR features some forty galleries hailing from over 15 countries. May they be from renowned or undiscovered artist, rising or established stars of the
art market, all the exhibited works testify as to the effervescence of contemporary artistic creation in the region. This diversity of trends mirrors the artistic ferment which renders today’s and tomorrow’s art world vibrant across the globe.

Honoring South East Asia

This 4th edition of BEIRUT ART FAIR is an opportunity to introduce, for the first time in Lebanon, an Asian pavilion, proof as to the strong rise of art in this part of the world.

The pavilion, curated by Richard Koh, brings together 19 artists through 9 internationally recognized galleries: Art Seasons Gallery, Chan Hampe Gallery, Vivi Yip Gallery, Richard Koh Fine Art KL, Umahseni Gallery, Gallery
Rachel, Blanc Gallery, Gallery D-9, Finale Art File. They offer an overview of contemporary art in South East Asia; from Singapore and Thailand to Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines.

- Singapore is represented by the artists: PHUNK, David Chan, Robert Zhao Renhui, Vertical Submarine and Ruben Pang.
- Indonesia is represented by Angki Purbandono, Aditya Novali, Agung Kurniawan and Syaiful Aulia Garibaldi.
- Malaysia is represented by Chang Yoong Chia, Justin Lim and Saiful Razman.
- Thailand is represented by Kedsuda Loogthong and Attasit Aniwatchon.
- The Philippines are represented by Jay Ticar, Liv Vinluan, Annie Cabigting, Allan Balisi and Yasmin Sison.

It is worth pointing out that during the former editions of the fair, the galleries of Richard Koh Fine Art (Malaysia), Langgeng Gallery (Indonesia), UCCA-Edition (China), Platform 3 (Indonesia), Darga Gallery (Indonesia) and ChinaToday (Belgium) were a huge success.
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