Fransabank announces the launching of the 2013 edition of JABAL
From 8 to 12 May at Le Gray Hotel, Beirut!
"JABAL” Exhibition stands for “Jeunes Artistes des Beaux-Arts du Liban”, an initiative launched by Fransabank in 1998 as part of its multitude of pioneering corporate responsibility initiatives. JABAL is an art exhibition that has set the pace for the discovery of over 300 young Lebanese talents over the years out of whom more than fifty are today prides to the nation.
In each of its editions, JABAL exhibition groups a large number of painters, sculptors, photographers and designers from different Lebanese regions that did not have the chance to exhibit their work yet in any art gallery. The objective of this initiative is therefore to introduce to the public, during an annual exhibition, the potential of these young artists that were selected by professionals.
JABAL Exhibitions Milestones
Since its inception in 1998, JABAL gave the opportunity to emerging artists to exhibit their work within a professional environment. Exhibitions took place in different Lebanese regions such as Tripoli, Beirut, Saida, Zouk Mosbeh, Zahle, Aley and Jdeideh… Many of exhibiting artists became well renowned on the international level; namely Ayman Baalbaki, Mohamed Saïd Baalbaki, Randa Hermès, Manuella Guiragossian, Taline Kechichian, Isabelle Yared, Mazen Khaddage, Raja Nehme Sertine, Khalil Ibrahim and many others.
This year again, Fransabank is shaping the Lebanese art scenery with its“Jeunes Artistes des Beaux Arts du Liban” - JABAL 2013 edition that will be taking place from May 8th till the 12th at Le Gray Hotel in Beirut.
A professional artistic committee will be selecting around 30 young artists from a pool of candidates for JABAL 2013 edition. The exhibition will gather around 150 works of art at Le Gray Hotel from finalists whose works have met the selection process.
With this year’s edition of JABAL, Fransabank confirms once again its role as a talents’ discoverer and as a supporter to emerging new artists; while endeavoring to put in place a policy for artistic partnership to make Art accessible to all for the cultural radiance of the generations to come.
Fransabank, supporter of Art and Culture
Fransabank has long been a supporter to the Lebanese culture and it contributed to the cultural development of Lebanon through festivals, concerts, major international contemporary art events and different art exhibitions.
Through its JABAL initiative, Fransabank strives to reflect the diversity and vitality of the emerging Lebanese contemporary art creativity, while offering the chance for young talented artists to exhibit their work in a professional environment, using an array of resources, networking opportunities and cultural exchanges.
It is worth noting that, and in addition to being the sole initiator and supporter of JABAL, Fransabank buys many of the artists’ work as an encouragement. These paintings decorate the walls of many of its branches spread across Lebanon.
How to Apply?
Registration for artists is open till March 30, 2013!
- Place : Hotel le Gray, Martyrs Square, Down Town, Beirut
- Opening reception: Wednesday May 8, 2013 from 6 pm till 10 pm
- Open to the public: starting Thursday May 9 till Saturday May 11, 2013 from 4 pm till 9 pm
& Sunday May 12, 2013 from 2 pm till 6 pm.