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The Art Newspaper has more on the opening of the new Aïshti Foundation.
An excerpt from the story below:
“The complex also has a sea-facing sculpture park and running circuit, where joggers can run alongside works by artists such as Giuseppe Penone. “We’re thinking of having yoga classes in between the sculptures, this is a place where art is not intimidating,” [Aïshti CEO Tony] Salamé said. “I’ve visited so many other foundations, and this one is not like any other.”
According to the exhibition’s curator, Massimiliano Gioni: “Tony [Salamé] loves art because it was a vehicle for him to go beyond Lebanon… For him, it’s a statement of optimism and faith in the future.”