Art Fairs & Events

May 18, 2022May 22, 2022 · Cornette de Saint Cyr, Paris

MENART Fair 2022

Contes, Mythes, et Légendes 

Press Visit: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM 

VIP Preview: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
from 6:00 Pm until 10:00 PM

Public visiting hours

Thursday, May 19 to Sunday, May 22, 2022 
from 12:00 PM until 7:00 PM

Cornette de Saint Cyr
6 Avenue Hoche, 75008, Paris

2022 is a special year for Galerie Tanit. In 2022, we celebrate 50 years of work in Munich and 15 years in Beirut. And just like we started in 1972, with passion and drive, we continue.
After starting this celebratory year with an exhibition about Tales, Myths, and Legends at Galerie Tanit, Beirut, we have decided to journey with the theme to MENART Fair 2022. Il était une fois orchestrates the voices of 12 artists whose artworks reveal trajectories that shape our imagination and mold our personalities.
How and why our world works?
What is the origin of things?
How do we relate to each other?
What affects us?
Complex concepts that we attempt to explain by using common narratives, personifications, and allegories.
Stories that develop and spread.
Names, phrases, events, real or fictional, transmitted from one generation to the other. They all influence our culture and traditions.
Myths, legends, and folktales have always provided a backdrop for art. Stories that remain captivating, surprising, exciting, or even scary inspired the most bewildering creations.
Il était une fois is a multitude of presences: poems that reflect on life, and existence; Songs on human instincts; Rituals, religious myths, landmarks, and events that carve our collective memories; Wonders that tickle our imagination.
So let us tell you a story…

Il était une fois with Ziad Antar, Mojé Assefjah, Zena Assi, Jean Boghossian, Roy Dib, Simone Fattal, Chafa Ghaddar, Randa Mirza, Kevork Mourad, Nabil Nahas, Fadi Yazigi, and Ghassan Zard