I went yesterday to the opening night of Beirut Art Fair 2013 and I was quite impressed. The fair features some forty galleries from over 15 countries with stunning works of art. For a minute there, I felt I was in a fancy art exhibition in London. The crowd was amazing and the art works were heart-stopping.
You have 3 days to go check it. The fair is on from September 20 to September 22 from 3.30 to 9.30pm at BIEL. You can check the program here.
Don’t miss the Generation War space, curated by Katya Traboulsi, that showcases the works of six Lebanese photojournalists: George Azar, Patrick Baz, Jack Dabaghian, Aline Manoukian, Samer Mohdad and Roger Moukarzel. They were all in their twenties, working as photojournalists in Lebanon in the 1980s.
As George Azar said to NOW: “It’s a really important time to think about that period to remember just how horrible it is and just how out of control things can get, how quickly a very civilized place can become a very uncivilized place.”
You can get the book documenting the Generation War exhibit from Librairie Antoine.