Art Collection - Farid Trad, Collector and art patron
Saleh Barakat gallery is pleased to announce hosting “Art Collection – Farid Trad, Collector and art patron” exhibition. This exhibition pays tribute to Farid Trad, a witness of a time sealed
Saleh Barakat gallery is pleased to announce hosting “Art Collection – Farid Trad, Collector and art patron” exhibition.
This exhibition pays tribute to Farid Trad, a witness of a time sealed away since 1969. Farid Trad was an architect-engineer marking the several fields within and around the profession, its pedagogy, and its organization.
Born under the Ottoman period and educated under the French mandate in Lebanon and later in France, this exceptional figure eventually became one of the builders of the Lebanese Republic. He was the founding member of numerous institutions, including the ALBA, since the founding of its Architecture school in 1943 and the Order of Engineers and Architects in 1951, for which he served a year as president and occupied several positions and responsibilities in administration and was a member of the higher council of planning. As a staunch modernist, Trad fought with conviction for the planning of Beirut and the resolution of social housing within the city and in other towns and villages. He was a stern critic of the so-called Ecochard plan and had developed his urban study for Beirut, resolving crucial issues that were never addressed to this day.
August 24 (Thursday) 09:00 - September 23 (Saturday) 09:00
Saleh Barakat Gallery, Clemenceau, Justinian Street, Beirut, Lebanon