“Lebanon has been through enough wars in the course of the last few decades, to appreciate the value of art as a symbol and vector of civilization. Economy may collapse and rise, regimes and powers may follow each other, as well as human or natural disasters; ultimately, what remains of a nation, throughout history, is the aesthetic fingerprint it has left, as witnessed for example by the relics of Antiquity.” MARIO SARADAR, CHAIRMAN-CEO, SARADAR Group
For years, through its Visual Arts program, the foundation has been engaged and committed to the enrichment and development of the Lebanese art scene, seeking to consolidate our country’s role in the art field.
Some of the projects were initiated and produced exclusively by Fondation Saradar, other events were organized in association with a wide range of institutions. Fondation Saradar has forged key partnerships with local and international organizations working for the promotion and understanding of art, such as, Beirut Art Center, Arab Image Foundation, Ashkal Alwan, Fondation Liban Cinema, Institut Français du Liban, Centre Pompidou (France), Tate Modern (United Kingdom), etc.