How often do we consider the MENA region as a scene for contemporary art production and consumption? What can we learn about MENA from the art produced by its residents? Who is the audience for galleries in Beirut, Dubai, and Istanbul? Inspired by a range of art festivals and fairs coming to MENA in September, in this week's Salon we will reflect on various aspects of contemporary art circulation.
Recommended reading available here: http://cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon/
The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.