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The land­scape of con­tem­po­rary de­sign and art in Beirut, Le­banon, is rapidly grow­ing, with re­tail ty­coon Tony Salamé be­hind much of the city’s de­vel­op­ment. This win­ter, Aïshti Foun­da­tion, an im­pres­sive new 40,000-square-foot space, will open in the city’s east end. De­signed by award­win­ning ar­chi­tect David Ad­jaye—his re­sumé in­cludes the Smith­so­nian’s Na­tional Mu­seum of African Amer­i­can His­tory and Cul­ture in Wash­ing­ton, DC—the gallery’s mod­ern ap­pear­ance is a re­fresh­ing ad­di­tion to the city’s coast­line. Mas­si­m­il­iano Gioni, artis­tic di­rec­tor of New York’s New Mu­seum, will cu­rate the in­au­gu­ral ex­hi­bi­tion.

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