In order to support the Lebanese artistic sector, BEIRUT ART FAIR launched on November 23rd a “Open Call #1 for Lebanese Artists” on social networks, to encourage and support new artists. In just 5 days, the organizers received 196 applications from all around the country.
A pre-selection of 44 artists was carried out, from which 7 candidates were chosen for this first promotion of promising talents. The choice was tight as the proposed projects were so rich and varied.
For one week, from December 3 to 9, 2020, BEIRUT ART FAIR’s Facebook & Instagram platforms has exhibited one artist’s work (one artist/one work/one day) every day. The selected works are offered for sale in order to support and encourage these artists to pursue their aspirations.
Artists have explored the broad spectrum of topics spanning identity, be it regional, collective, community, social, or gender-related, but also the cultural dimension particularly when the applicant is of mixed roots.
These young artists open our eyes, they make us think about our condition. We will rebuild together a more beautiful country than the one that was confiscated from us.
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