Build­ing on the suc­cess of the 2010 & 2011’s edi­tions, BEIRUT ART FAIR in Lebanon stands out as an essen­tial plat­form for the pro­mo­tion of con­tem­po­rary art of the ME.NA.SA coun­tries (Mid­dle East, North Africa, South Asia). The par­tic­i­pat­ing gal­leries of the two last edi­tions of the fair allowed col­lec­tors, inter­na­tional pro­fes­sion­als, and ama­teurs to dis­cover the artis­tic wealth of an emerg­ing mar­ket, that hasn’t stopped grow­ing over the last three years. Beirut, which is the his­toric cross­ing between the East and the West regions, remains a priv­i­leged des­ti­na­tion for cul­tural lovers. For its third edi­tion, BEIRUT ART FAIR (ME.NA.SA.Art) accen­tu­ates its posi­tion through a rich pro­gram of con­fer­ences & work­shops, a VIP round through the city, meet­ings between col­lec­tors and gal­leries, hap­pen­ings, cul­tural exhi­bi­tions, open spaces, off events, as well as, forty inter­na­tional art gal­leries care­fully selected to offer a com­plete panorama on the young cre­ation of our ME.NA.SA. regions. The BEIRUT ART FAIR team is delighted to wel­come you in Lebanon, from the 5 to 8 July 2012, at the Beirut Inter­na­tional Exhi­bi­tion & Leisure Cen­ter (BIEL), for its new edi­tion. The inno­va­tions will amaze you!

What is BEIRUT ART FAIR? The lat­est hap­pen­ings in this wide ter­ri­tory — that extends from Morocco to Indone­sia, going through the Mid­dle East, has become the cen­tre of atten­tion of the whole world. Art is one of the main chan­nels through which this «con­ti­nent» is express­ing its aspi­ra­tions. A new vision is being embod­ied. For the last six years, artists and gal­leries have met in this region in their own way; col­lec­tors have fig­ured it out and the most insight­ful ones have come to Beirut. The Art’s cen­ter of grav­ity is mov­ing towards the ME.NA.SA region. It is a fact! The artis­tic matu­rity of the art world con­tin­ues to evolve and pros­per, as evi­denced over the past years with the esca­lat­ing audi­ence of col­lec­tors and pro­fes­sion­als notably from the Mid­dle East, Iran, Malaysia and North Africa. Our intu­ition rever­ber­ates increas­ingly louder each month. ME.NA.SA. is not only a vast eco­nomic region that has emerged in recent years. It is most impor­tantly a kind of trans­verse con­ti­nent, inter­con­ti­nen­tal, with its own iden­tity both artis­ti­cally and culturally.

Beirut Art Fair 
Cedralys Sarl
Po. Box 11 0182 
Beirut Lebanon 
5–8 July 2012 : 3rd Edition