IN THE GRAY LADY
The New York Times has the latest on the opening of the new Aïshti Foundation.
An excerpt from the story by Rachel Donadio below.
“The Aishti Foundation, a splashy new waterfront art space and shopping mall that opened on Sunday, showcases the blue-chip contemporary art collection of a Beirut luxury retail magnate. Massimiliano Gioni, the globe-trotting artistic director at the New Museum in New York, assembled the first exhibition. The prominent architect David Adjaye designed the building.
“All that star power has helped confirm Beirut’s place on the international art and fashion map…”
The story also looks at other happenings in Beirut’s art and museum scene, including the reopening of the Sursock Museum and Beit Beirut, which is currently under construction.