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    Antelias, Matn district

    The Aïshti Foundation is part of a 35,000 square-meter complex that includes fashion boutiques, a curated bookshop, restaurants, cafes, a spa and a rooftop bar with striking views of Beirut framed by the sea. As a new destination, the Foundation and its surroundings – with vast public spaces opening into the coastline – will inject new energy in the city of Beirut, which in recent years has attracted the attention of the international art community with its vibrant artistic scene and its rich cultural milieu. 

    The Aishti Foundation was founded by Tony Salame in Beirut, Lebanon in 2015 and aspires to define an institution dedicated to contemporary culture, ranging from art to design, from architecture to performance.

    The Foundation will undertake the challenge to comprehend the span of exchange of all possible cultures from East to West. The intention is to collect, exhibit, preserve, and conduct visual research in areas on international art with attention to visual research in the Middle East, concentrating largely on living artists, in the fundamental moments of their contributions to our time. The Aishti Foundation further proposes public education, endeavoring to put it’s programs in relation to the most current international research. 

    The collection of the Foundation consists of approximately 2000 works of painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and works of new media. More than 300 artists are represented, and the collection includes many works which mark the first ten years of the 21st century, from 2000 to the present.

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