Fransa Bank JABAL Exhibition

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“Jeunes Artistes des Beaux-Arts du Liban” Celebrates its 10th edition from 8 to 10 May 2014, from 4:00 PM till 9:00 PM From 8 to 10 May 2014, JABAL Exhibition “Jeunes Artistes des Beaux-Arts du Liban” organized by Fransabank, will present over thirty young Lebanese artists or talents residing in Lebanon. The exhibition will feature for 4 days paintings, sculptures and photographies open to the public, representing the artistic trends of this new generation.

This year JABAL will celebrate its 10th edition!

JABAL Exhibition is an event that has managed for about 10 years to wager on quality and is today an indis-
pensable place to discover the young artists of Lebanon.

« Fransabank is pleased to offer a platform for this young creation and witness of our times. JABAL’s artists contribute to the effervescence of the contemporary creation in Lebanon. In fact, the diversity of the depicted trends reflects the artistic vibrancy that animates today’s and tomorrow’s world of art », pointed out AdnanKassar, Chairman of Fransabank Group.

Every year, more than a hundred artists apply to exhibit at JABAL’s event and only 30 out of all candidates are retained by the artistic committee of the Exhibition. The objective of this initiative is to introduce to the public, during an annual exhibition, the potential of these young artists selected by professionals.

JABAL is mainly about the access to contemporary creation in Lebanon that promotes tomorrow’s artists. It is a process for art lovers and collectors to discover hidden talents and select artwork at affordable prices. The public will hence have the possibility to follow the evolution of the chosen artist!

The number of visitors is significantly increasing with every edition of JABAL. In 2013, the exhibition brought Since its inception in 1998, around 70% of the exhibited artwork was sold out and 30% of the displaying artists are contacted by galleries. Moreover, a significant number of these artists exhibit today in galleries across Lebanon, UAE and even in Europe and Asia.

«Banks have always supported artistic creation and the Medicis constitute, in this context, a famed example. Today, as shown in the latest editions of JABAL, Fransabank is keeping this tradition. The bank possesses indeed one of the leading collections in Lebanon, and through our sponsorship we actively support the artists, even if other concerns emerged lately», stated Dania Kassar, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Fransabank.

For Fransabank, art is an exchange and the bank is effectively contributing to the dialogue of cultures. Arts and culture have always been actually at the heart of people.

• Place : Hotel le Gray, Martyrs Square, Down Town, Beirut

• Opening reception: Wednesday May 7, 2014 from 6 pm till 10 pm, on invitation

• Open to the public: Starting Thursday May 8 till Saturday May 10, 2014 from 4 pm till 9 pm

• Press: Rania Halawi, Tel: 03-337336 –

• General Organization: Dania Kassar, Head of Marketing & Corporate Communication Division



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