Art bulletins



When BEIRUT ART FAIR 2016 drew to a successful conclusion on 18th September, it had welcomed more than 23,000 visitors (compared to 21,000 in 2015). The 7th edition of the fair registered a turnover of $3.2 million, representing a 25% increase in average earnings per gallery compared to the previous year, while 87% of galleries


Come Play With Us Bokja x Aïshti by the Sea Present SFERA

BEIRUT: 34 Lebanese artists and designers were given a circle to play with. The outcome: 36 spheres, each reimagined with their own story and distinctive characteristics, representative of today’s understanding of aesthetics and craftsmanship. The exhibition, curated by surface fabrication studio Bokja, opened at Aïshti by the Sea on Wednesday, September 28, and will be



Beirut, September 14th, 2016 – Italian high-end watchmaker, Officine Panerai, acclaimed for its unique blend of Italian design and Swiss technology expertise, is again demonstrating its commitment to the field of design and art through its participation at Beirut Art Week (BAW) 2016 for the 3rd consecutive year. In collaboration with Richard Orlinski, one of


Black Pearl – Nabil Helou

Gibran Khalil Gibran once said : “”If Lebanon were not my country, I would have chosen Lebanon for Homeland”, and I would do the same. Paradise on earth… unfortunately, not anymore… our streets, our sea, our valleys, turned into a garbage dump, literally. The sculpture “Black pearl” is not what I dreamt of doing when

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A standing ovation for Tania Kassis at the Beirut Holidays Festival

After lifting one more time the colors of Lebanon during an exceptional concert at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, TANIA KASSIS returned to her homeland and delighted her spectators at the Beirut Holidays Festival with a unique concert under the artistic direction of Cynthia Sarkis Perros. She appeared on stage in a beautiful red

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Nadine Eid Opens Her First Solo Painting Exhibition

Nadine Eid, a talented Lebanese painter on the rise, celebrated the opening of her first solo painting exhibition entitled “When My Fingers Paint”. The 3-days exhibition was held at the headquarters of Rizkgroup Advertising – Ashrafieh on the 30th of June in the presence of Nadine’s family and friends as well as media representatives. Nadine

Artists with Mr Toufic El Zein

7 Rooms 7 Artists – Beirut Conversations launches at Beirut Art House

Beirut, June 6, 2016 7 Rooms 7 Artists – Beirut Conversations Exhibition was launched on Tuesday, May 31 with the participation of seven artists. Lee Frederiks and Gianna Dispenza (USA), Ana Serrano (Spain), Cornelia Krafft (Germany), Niloufar Afnan (Iran), Ieiva Saudargaite (Lithuania), and Marcello Carrozzini (Italy) are non-Lebanese artists who chose Beirut as their city


Dori Hitti Wins the Luxury Lifestyle Awards Middle East and Africa 2016

Thursday, June 11th, 2016 – Dori Hitti, the Lebanese interior architect and designer, won the prestigious London Luxury Lifestyle Award at the Great Gatsby-themed Gala Ceremony held at Conrad Dubai hotel for his exclusive designs, enterprises, and outstanding achievements over the years. A business savvy interior architect, Dori Hitti studied in Italy/Florence. Known for his