Aïshti held an exhibition called “Time is Now”, curated by Jérôme Sans and hosted by the Centre Sportif Culturel et Social of Jamhour. The event was to officially announce its plans for the Aishti Foundation Project for Contemporary Art and to also serve as a fundraiser by the Centre Sportif Culturel to help underprivileged children.
Aïshti’s owner and CEO Tony Salamé discussed plans for the upcoming project, which will play an essential role in promoting contemporary art, mainly by Lebanese artists and serve as a platform for dialogue between Eastern and Western cultures. Jérôme Sans also expressed his enthusiasm for the project.
The event promoted some of the fantastic art pieces on display as well as announced the project to the public, some of which are on loan at the world’s top museums like the Louvre, MOCA and Guggenheim.
Works by renowned artists Doug Aitken, Nate Lowman, Dan Colen, Glenn Ligon, Rosson Crow, Kristin Baker, Kehinde Wiley, Aaron Young, Josh Smith, Thomas Houseago and Walead Beshty were on display during the two-day exhibition.
Development of the foundation building, which will be located on the Jal el Dib seaside road, is already underway. The estimated completion day is by mid 2014.