Art influences society by changing people’s points of views. It's an effective way of communication with colors and lines. It is in fact a unique way for social change.
We know there is always a new dawn, so we need to hold onto our faith, hope, and resilience until we see the light at the end of the tunnel.
In the midst of the various crises that we keep on facing in Lebanon, art is not given the importance that it deserves, though there is a vibrant art scene and huge potential.
With a strong and clear message, artists can have a big impact on society, shedding light on controversial subjects, contributing to debates that can open eyes, and sometimes even leading people.
I believe challenges and obstacles face artists everywhere in the world, we have to rise above them and keep creating art, art that breaks through all challenges in life.
Arts are the means to make a cause reach the emotional part of humans. They awaken their compassion and motivation to make a change. They revive lost hopes and dreams.
Following the October Revolution, the pandemic and the economic crises, the Beirut blast... Everyone lost their jobs, homes, shops, galleries.
Arleb by Nabad interviews painter Tamara Haddad. Born in Beirut in a family dedicated to Art and Architecture, Haddad’s current work focuses on environmental issues.
Artists should definitely raise their voices and face a multiform crisis in Lebanon as most other voices have been silenced.
Nabad’s team talked with Dayna Ash, cultural and social activist, playwright, performance poet, and the Founder & Executive Director of Haven for Artists.