MENASART,the international art fair devoted to the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia, will be held here (July 13 - July 16) with the participation of five Kuwaiti artists, and Kuwaiti exhibitors of contemporary art along with a galaxy of Arab and world artists.
Plastic artists Shorouq Amin, Amira Behbehani, and Dina Qabazard are taking part in the fair, in addition to Hamad Al-Saab, Ali Sultan who are specialized in the modern pop art, and all of them are participating in cooperation with Kuwait-based Fa Gallery.
Further, Kuwait-based Arts House is participating in the fair with miscellaneous works of art ranging between paintings and sculpture made by a group of Arab artists who displayed their works in the fair including Algerian artist Hamza Bonowa, and Bahraini artist Jamal Abdulraheem.
MENASART, which is a boutique-style fair, is venue where the collecters of paintings, artists, and art experts are brought together from all over the globe in order to find out the best paintings brushed drawn by artists from the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
MENASART art fair organizes this year thirty five galleries, which are considered of the most important galleries displaying contemporary art in the region, with more than 200 paintings shown and exhibiting the art of a region extended from Morocco to Indonesia and the Middle East, besides organizing a children's exhibition which is the first of its kind for helping children appreciate art.
MENASART also hosts a fair for contemporary Saudi art titled "Nabat, a sense of existence," under the patronage of Saudi Princess Reem Al-Faisal, and including fifteen works of art by contemporary Saudi artists ranging between visual arts, and music to literature.
Various conferences are held on the fair's sidelines for the collecters of paintings, and artistic pundits who are interested in addressing some issues like modern trends of the contemporary art in South Asia, and the challenges faced by the aspiring artists in the Middle East under globalism.
MENSART had been organized for two days last year in Beirut for the first time, and attracted then some 3,500 visitors from all over the world. (end) mmb.rj.aff KUNA 091555 Jul 11NNNN