Lecture by Ghassan Maasri

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In the framework of its Syria project, the Lebanon office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung invites you to a lecture by director Ghassan Salhab in inauguration of a workshop organized by Syrian artists, dedicated to the role of art in times of crisis.


In times of crisis and war, art plays an important role in overcoming and handling loss and in creating an identity. Art is a means against social alienation and for bridging communicative trenches. Since the beginning, the Syrian uprising and its later development to a political, social and humanitarian crisis have been accompanied by an art movement. In a short period of time, political and social appreciation of art transformed and artists gained in importance.

The meeting of nine Syrian artists will further creative exchange and self-reflection. The results of the workshop will be presented to the public at Mansion from 27th to 30th September 2014.

Lebanese artist and Mansion’s manager Ghassan Maasri will give a lecture on his conception of art and its impact on the process of overcoming the Lebanese civil war (1975 - 1990).

Please find more information on our partner Mansion’s website.

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Mansion, Zuqaq al-Blat, Beirut


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