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Beirut to get new art space beside the sea

by Gareth Harris  |  1 March 2015
Beirut to get new art space beside the sea
The Aishti Foundation's planned museum in Beirut, designed by the architect David Adjaye
A Lebanese retail magnate is investing $100m of his own money to fund a new contemporary art museum, designed by the British architect David Adjaye, in Jal El Dib, a coastal resort near Beirut. Tony Salamé, the founder of the Aishti fashion chain, will use the gallery, which is due to open in October, to show works from his 2,000-strong collection. Massimiliano Gioni, the associate director of the New Museum in New York, will organise the opening show, and his wife, Cecilia Alemani, the director of High Line Art in New York, will choose works for the sculpture terrace.

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