MENASART Artistic Director Pascal Odille chats to about the objectives of this year’s fair, why Beirut was the optimal location for the exhibition, the public reception of the fair, and the challenges that faced the organizers.

Pascal Odille is a member of CNES (National Room for Specialist Experts), specializing in contemporary art. He has since turned his attention to the contemporary creations of MENA SA regional artists.

Since 1999, he has consulted for independent art collectors in Europe, the US, and Lebanon. He has worked for different selling houses in French auctions Artcurial, Lafon and Castandet SVV. He has also organized several art fairs in Paris, Milan, Chicago, Qatar and Beirut.

Since 2000, he has participated in conferences concerning art across the world. Pascal Odille has been a professor in modern and contemporary art at EAC for the last four years.

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