The post-summer period is always a busy time for events so it's best to strategise if you don't want to miss the ones that interest you most. Here are our picks for what to add to your busy calendars.
It’s almost that time of the year for the annual coming together of artworks, gallerists and collectors in the (unofficial) capital of Middle Eastern culture. This will be the eighth edition of the the Beirut Art Fair and one particular highlight we're looking forward to this year is the return of ' Revealing' (a space dedicated to the selection committee’s favourite up-and-coming global talents), which has been given a much larger area now. In addition to this, around 50 galleries from all over the world will be descending on Beirut with the hope of penetrating the Lebanese market and its dense and diversified network of local and international collectors. Last, but certainly not least, the fair has secured the services of London-based independent curator and MiddleEastern contemporary art expert Rose Issa ( right), for the curation of their 2017 focal exhibition, 'Ourouba, The Eye of Lebanon'. Issa will endeavour to reflect, through installations, paintings, photography and sculptural works, the aesthetic, conceptual and socio-political concerns that have surfaced in the Arab world over the last decade. “Even in tragedy, there is humour and cynism," she reveals. September 21st – 24th at BIEL