Tuesday 19 September

BEIRUT ART WEEK, 19-26 September 2017

6:00pm: Opening of BEIRUT ART WEEK, Downtown Beirut

Departure in front of Hotel Le Gray, followed by a guided visit of 27 stops

6pm               Hotel Le Gray - Welcome drink

7pm               Boutique Hermès, cocktail

7:15pm          Panaraï, cocktail

8:15pm          Flagship Elie Saab, cocktail and showing of the Autumn 2017 collection

9pm                Opera Gallery, cocktail and showing of three short films in collaboration with the Lebanese Film Festival:



Friday 22 September

3:30pm: Opening of BEIRUT ART FAIR, BIEL, Hall 2

5pm to 6pm: Roundtable and discussion

(Conference and Literary Cafe “e-éddé” Booth A21)

Political Disorientation - Artistic Reorientation

21st century artistic production from Arab artists

Moderator: Rose Issa


Michket Krifa, author, artistic director and visual arts commissioner - Africa & the Middle East

Dr. Alexandre Kazeroun*, researcher at the Ecole normale supérieure, professor at Sciences Po Paris

6pm to 6:30pm - Book signing in the Literary Cafe “e-éddé” (Booth A21)

Rose Issa: OUROUBA, THE EYE OF LEBANON published by Rose Issa Projects / BEIRUT ART FAIR, 2017

Rose Issa / Juliet Cestar / Venetia Porter: “Signs of our Times: from Calligraphy to Calligraffiti” - Merrell Publishers London, New York / Rose Issa Projects, 2016

Alexandre Kazerouni: The Mirror of the Sheikhs: Museum and Politics in the Principalities of the Persian Gulf (Presses Universitaires de France, 2017)

9:30pm: Closing of BEIRUT ART FAIR


Saturday 23 September

3:30pm: Opening of BEIRUT ART FAIR, BIEL, Hall 2

5:00pm: Guided visit of OUROUBA: THE EYE OF LEBANON with Rose Issa, exhibition curator

6:00pm: Guided visit of LEBANON MODERN! Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet, illustrated by and in the presence of artist Rachid Koraïchi.

Curator: Pascal Odille

7:00pm to 7:30pm: Book signings in the Literary Cafe “e-éddé” (Booth 21)

Naïla Kettaneh-Kunigk / François Cardinali: Sous le signe de Tanit, Éditions Michel de Maule, 2017

9:30pm: Closing of BEIRUT ART FAIR


Sunday 24 September

3:30pm: Opening of BEIRUT ART FAIR, BIEL, Hall 2

5:15pm: Presentation of the photography workshop with Aurélie Pétrel - “Gesture and its construction” and young artists Yara Bsaibes and Joe Ghanem

Booth A5bis

5:30pm to 6:00pm: Awarding of the BYBLOS BANK AWARD 2017 prize

Booth A5

9:30pm: Closing of BEIRUT ART FAIR