GOOD DREAMS, BAD DREAMS — AMERICAN MYTHOLOGIES
The Aïshti foundation held the opening of its second major exhibition titled Good Dreams, Bad Dreams — American Mythologies on Wednesday, June 22 at Aïshti by the Sea. Curated by New York based Artistic Director of the New Museum, Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition brings together work from over 56 artists and more than 160 pieces selected from the Tony and Elham Salamé Collection. Borrowing its title from an installation by Allen Ruppersberg, the exhibition unites the work of a multigenerational group of artists involved in a complex analysis of American popular culture, in a show that is interested in elucidating the founding myths of the American dream and the mistruths of our fantasies. The opening was then followed by a dinner at the Aïshti by the Sea terrace where guests enjoyed an American style grill on the seaside terrace.
The House of Tabbah presented Beret America, the iconic ring reimagined in diamonds, sapphires and rubies and created exclusively for “Good Dreams, Bad Dreams — American Mythologies”.
A bold Marc Jacobs display stood outside the entrance to the foundation, featuring the Spring Summer 16 collection inspired by New York City and America as a whole.