The talk is in extension of "Tints of Resilience" Exhibition and bridges the boundaries between visual expression and academic discussion.
• Does art-making help in developing coping and empowerment mechanisms in times of/post adversity? • What is the difference between art-making and art therapy? • Does the end product (artwork) matter in art therapy? • Is exhibiting art therapeutic?
Participating artist in "Tints of Resilience", Diala Brisly will discuss her journey from war in Syria to social activism in Lebanon, to asylum and artistic production in Europe.
“My individual experience is a witness to the collapse that is occurring in Syria, a collapse mirrored inside of us, even if we are far, safe, and feeling privileged to have survived. I began painting "Survival Mode" in 2018, as a way to re-establish connections with my self, with fleeting memories and cope the with all changes in the last seven years". Diala Brisly
Myra Saad, art therapist and founder of Artichoke Studio- Art Therapy Center in Lebanon, will discuss the commonalities and the differences between art making and art therapy, while presenting different approaches to art therapy depending on context and type of trauma. Myra will give specific examples of art therapy interventions in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
Join us to discover the limitless possibilities of art that can contain, and art that can transform.