AÏSHTI MAKES HEADLINES
The Art Newspaper features Aïshti CEO
The piece looks at Salamé’s soon-to-open Aïshti Foundation, a contemporary art museum in Jal el Dib designed by David Adjaye, in addition to other private initiatives underway in Lebanon like the Sursock Museum and Marfa Art Galley, which have risen in the absence of state funding for such projects.
Salamé tells The Art Newspaper: “A lot of Lebanese [citizens] are eager to have a museum for contemporary art,” Salamé says. “In addition, we have a huge Lebanese diaspora of more than ten million people. Every year, two million people visit Lebanon, and I am sure that a lot of people from the region will come, too.”
The Aïshti Foundation is set to open October 25.