Visual Culture: Art Therapy Out of Bounds: 30th Anniversary, Canadian Art Therapy Association Journal

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Abstract

The objects, scenes and social dynamics we live with develop frames of reference. Visual culture is not only what we see, but also includes mental imaging—the representations of society that exist inside us. The significance of culture is also felt and moved with prospects for activism constructed from experiences in society. Visual culture also relates to how we imagine art impacting the world around us. Artistic practice forms connections and can promote widening participation. Art therapy can assist with the challenges of representing civic complexity, and be mobilised to act within situations of social urgency. It should promote diversity and inclusivity, and contribute to the remaking of social conditions. Art therapy can challenge discrimination and inequity, by enhancing its social awareness and ability to advocate on behalf of others.
Original languageEnglish
Pages53-55
Number of pages3
Volume30
No.2
Specialist publicationCanadian Art Therapy Association Journal
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Art Therapy
  • Visual Culture
  • Social Practice

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