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Aїshti Foundation 

The Aïshti Foundation has been gaining headlines around the world. Read the articles below to find out more.

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Gabriel Kuri at Aspen Art Museum

Gabriel Kuri at Aspen Art Museum 

Paper towel dispensers, paper towels and wooden matchsticks are carefully arranged together in "Waiting, Giving, Spent," Gabriel Kuri's work. Loaned to the Aspen Art Museum by the Aïshti Foundation, it illustrates Kuri's questioning of form and sculpture itself. Runs until March 15, 2015. https://www.aspenartmuseum.org/

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Helen Martin at Fridericianum

Helen Martin at Fridericianum 

Helen Martin's "Blind World" is currently on loan from the Aïshti Foundation to "Parrot Problems," now on at the Fridericianum museum in Kassel Germany. Runs until November 2, 2015. fridericianum.org

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art

Kerstin Bratsch at The Museum of Modern Art  

Kerstin Bratsch's outsized, boldly colored oil paintings have been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation for an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Joe Bradley at The Museum of Modern Art

Joe Bradley at The Museum of Modern Art 

Based in New York, Joe  Bradley's minimalist painting, "Neil," is on display at The Museum of Modern Art as part of their group exhibition entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Paintings." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Michaela Eichwaled at The Museum of Modern Art

Michaela Eichwaled at The Museum of Modern Art 

Michaela Eichwaled has been a writer, artist and leading figure in the Cologne art scene since the '90s. Her diptych - created with oil, acryclic, charcoal, lacquer and resin on canvas - is on loan at The Museum of Modern Art as part of a group exhibition of paintings entitled "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting." Runs until April 5, 2015. http://www.moma.org/

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Pawel Althamer at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art

Pawel Althamer at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art 

A group of eight scultpures crafted from plastic and plaster on a metal construction, Pawel Althamer's "Group of 8"has a totemic quality that can be attributed to formative years spent in Africa. The Aïshti Foundation has loaned the works to UCCA in Beijing as part of a larger exhibition. Runs until August 24. http://ucca.org.cn/en/

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Jeppe Hein at Elie Saab

Jeppe Hein at Elie Saab 

Brightening Elie Saab's Downtown Beirut store, Danish artist Jeppe Hein's sculpture, "4-Dimensional Circle," uses stainless steel and aluminium for high impact. On dispaly until October 30. http://www.eliesaab.com/

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Giuseppe Penone at Beirut Art Center

Giuseppe Penone at Beirut Art Center 

An Italian artist that's part of the 'Arte Povera' movement, Giuseppe Penone's work seeks to establish a connection between man and nature. "Propagazione 12-12-2012," "Nel Legno," and "Pelle di Marmo e Spine D'acacia" are on view at the Beirut Art Center's solo exhibition of his work. Runs until November 15. http://www.beirutartcenter.org/ 

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Nathan Hylden from Art Concept

Nathan Hylden from Art Concept 

Nathan Hylden's paintings use a rigorous conceptual process that follows strict technical guidelines. "Untitled" is on loan from the Aïshti Foundation and will be exhibited at the Sandretto Foundation in Italy. Runs until December 2014. http://www.fsrr.org/

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Maria Lassing at the State Hermitage Museum

Maria Lassing at the State Hermitage Museum 

On loan at the Hermitage Museum, Maria Lassnig's "Adam und Eva mit Spiegel" is part of this year's MANIFESTA. The only traveling European biennial of contemporary art, it will take place this year in St. Petersburg. Runs until October 31. http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/

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Jim Lambie at The Fruitmarket Gallery

Jim Lambie at The Fruitmarket Gallery 

Glasgow-born contemporary artist Jim Lambie has his first major solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. His work, titled "Two Shirts," is on loan from the Aïshti Foundation and reflects his interest in everyday objects. Runs until October 19. http://fruitmarket.co.uk/

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Robert Heinecken on tour

Robert Heinecken on tour 

Robert Heinecken's "Tuxedo Striptease" has been loaned by the Aïshti Foundation to galleries in New York and across Europe. Referring to himself as a "paraphotographer" because he so often made photographic images without a camera, Heinecken pushed boundaries between high and popular culture. On exhibition at Petzel Gallery in New York, WIELS in Brussels, Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and Fri Art Freibourg, Switzerland. 

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Gabriel Kuri at Aspen Art Museum

Gabriel Kuri at Aspen Art Museum 

Mexican artist Gabriel Kuri creates sculptures, collages, installations and photographs from repurposed materials. Now his work is on show at the Aspen Art Museum, with the Aïshti Foundation loaning "Kam Yuen Group," a set of of four hand-woven wool gobelins. Runs until March 15, 2015. https://www.aspenartmuseum.org/

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John Baldessari at GCCC, Moscow

John Baldessari at GCCC, Moscow 

John Baldessari’s “Double Bill (Part 2): … and Léger,” 2012 has been given on loan to the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow. The work is part of “1+1=1,” an exhibition featuring the American artist’s most recent series of playful paintings. Runs until November 24. garageccc.com

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Matias Faldbakken at Le Consortium, Dijon

Matias Faldbakken at Le Consortium, Dijon 

Matias Faldbakken once described himself as “a spokesperson for totally anarchistic mayhem on a bed of traditional family values.” Now, a retrospective of the Norweigan artist’s pop cult work is on show at Le Consortium, Dijon. The Aishti Foundation loaned “Fashioned by Slavery (Oslo #07), 2012” to the retrospective, which covers Faldbakken's career from 2005 to 2013. Runs until April 20. leconsortium.fr

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Allen Ruppersberg at Weserburg Museum of Modern Art

Allen Ruppersberg at Weserburg Museum of Modern Art 

Allen Ruppersberg, an artist in the first generation of the American Conceptual movement, often employs multiplicity to make his point. "Big Trouble," 10 Framed pigment prints on paper with 15 standing sculptures in plywood, is now on loan from the Aïshti Foundation to the Weserburg Museum of Modern Art as part of “Kaboom!: Comics in Art.” Runs until October 6, 2013. weserburg.de  

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Rosemarie Trockel at Sprüth Magers London

Rosemarie Trockel at Sprüth Magers London 

Since her early work in the early ‘70s, German contemporary artist Rosemarie Trockel has contested the concepts of femininity, culture and art. One of the artist’s more recent pieces, "Horizons Lined Up 2," is currently on loan from the Aïshti Foundation to Sprüth Magers London. Runs until October 5, 2013. spruethmagers.com 

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Posted On May 7, 2013

Evolution of the art foundation

Evolution of the art foundation 

The Aïshti Foundation was founded by Tony Salamé in Beirut, Lebanon in 2005 and aspires to define an institution dedicated to contemporary culture, ranging from art to design, from architecture to performance; it will operate in the 21st century amid the worldwide epochal changes resulting from globalization.

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Posted On May 6, 2013

Light Out of Darkness

Light Out of Darkness 

Opening on May 12 at New York’s MoMA PS1 is an exhibition that looks at the ecological and political changes of modern society. Titled “Dark Optimism” as part of “Expo 1: New York,” the show features work by Agnes Denes, Meg Webster, Joseph Beuys and other artists. In support of the exhibit, Aïshti Foundation is loaning a four-panel art piece by Pamela Rosenkranz (above). Runs until September 2. momaps1.org

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Posted On April 15, 2013

Paradise in Paris

Paradise in Paris 

One art show that should be in every culture vulture’s diary this summer is “Year One, Paradise on Earth” at the Louvre in Paris. Opening April 25, the show by Michelangelo Pistoletto, one of the leading figures of the Italian Arte Povera movement, is a cross-disciplinarily exhibition bringing together the cultural and historical areas of the Louvre with the contemporary art world. Beirut’s Aïshti Foundation has contributed to the realization of Pistoletto’s pinnacle exhibition. Find out more here.

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Posted On October 19, 2012

Aishti Foundation's Simon Denny art pieces at New Museum

Aishti Foundation's Simon Denny art pieces at New Museum 

The Aishti Foundation is pleased to announce the loan agreement of two of Aïshti foundation's art pieces by artist Simon Denny in the New Museum in Nuremberg, Germany for the exhibition: Ars viva 12/13 – Systems. The Exhibition runs from October 21st, 2012 till  January 13th, 2013.

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Posted On October 9, 2012

Aishti Foundation Wade Guyton piece in Whitney Museum

Aishti Foundation Wade Guyton piece in Whitney Museum 

The Aishti Foundation is pleased to announce the participation of one of Aïshti foundation's art pieces in the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC as part of the Wade Guyton OS show, that runs from October 4, 2012 till January 13, 2013.

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Posted On June 25, 2012

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon 

The Aïshti Foundation has loaned four works by American artist Ray…

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Aïshti Foundation loans Isabelle Cornaro’s work to Palais de

Aïshti Foundation loans Isabelle Cornaro’s work to Palais de 

The Aïshti Foundation has loaned four works by French artist Isabelle Cornaro to the…

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Posted On May 15, 2012

Rat Catcher of Hamelin by Mark Bradford

Rat Catcher of Hamelin by Mark Bradford 

The Aïshti Foundation loaned the painting “Rat Catcher of Hamelin” by Mark Bradford to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) for a solo exhibit focusing on Bradford. On view until June 17, the exhibit is the first major museum survey of paintings, sculptures and multimedia works by the artist.

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Posted On May 10, 2012

Matthew Monahan's Formula One

Matthew Monahan's Formula One 

Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Monahan has unveiled his first solo exhibition at the Vancouver Contemporary Art Gallery, scheduled to run until July 1. His “Formula One” piece is on loan from the Aïshti Foundation. 

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Posted On May 2, 2012

Klara Lidén

Klara Lidén 

On May 6, Klara Lidén’s new exhibition “Bodies of Society” opens at New York’s New Museum. The Aïshti Foundation has contributed to the exhibit by loaning a Lidén piece from its collection to the New Museum.

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Posted On April 27, 2012

Aaron Young

Aaron Young 

The Yale graduate’s work was first introduced in Lebanon last February, during Aïshti’s “Time is Now” exhibit, when his massive, untitled canvas featuring a flag was unveiled. Another untitled work of Young’s will be auctioned off during the Heartbeat event on May 5. Proceeds from the auction will go to Heartbeat, the Lebanese nonprofit organization for children with congenital heart disease.

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Posted On April 27, 2012

Gerhard Richter

Gerhard Richter 

The Aïshti Foundation co-funded the Beirut Art Center’s Gerhard Richter exhibit, on view from April 27-June 16. 

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Posted On April 25, 2012

Pamela Rosenkranz

Pamela Rosenkranz 

American artist Pamela Rosenkranz, who was just interviewed by A Magazine was also recently profiled by the New York Times. The US newspaper reviews her New York exhibit at the Miguel Abreu gallery,“Because They Try to Bore Holes” calling her paintings serene and “beautiful.” The Aïshti Foundation carries Rosenkranz’s work.

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Posted On April 1, 2012

Time is Now

Time is Now 

Art has always played a pivotal role in the Aïshti lifestyle, but it wasn’t until recently that plans for a special project for contemporary art were announced to further integrate it into the Aïshti world. 

The luxury retail group’s latest venture, the Aïshti Foundation, set to be completed in 2014, comes as a natural progression for the multi-faceted brand. The plans for the project were officially announced last February at an exhibition entitled “Time is Now,” hosted by the Centre Sportif Culturel et Social of Jamhour and curated by Jérôme Sans.

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