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The book is in the making…

Posted on February 2, 2020

Dear participants and selected artists! We received your materials for the book and have started with designing. Of course, we’ll keep you posted and come back to you if we need further material from you! We aim to get the book published in July 2020. We are so much looking forward to presenting all those great Social Artworks in our next publication!

The winners of the Social Art Award 2019!

Posted on December 31, 2019

A big thank you to all artists for all their thought-provoking and meaningful contributions to the Social Art Award under the topic “We are the people – Peaceful revolutions through the power of the many”. The professional jury was very impressed by 558 submissions and had a very hard time to decide as each work was very valuable! As a result, we came to the conclusion to select three final winners. The prize money will be distributed equally between these winners. WeRead More

Shortlisted Artists Social Art Award 2019

Posted on December 30, 2019

Out of 558 submissions the jury had a tough time to select the strongest positions related to the topic “We are the people – peaceful revolutions”. Now here they are including the two wildcards for the entries with the most public votes: – WILDCARD – Miriam Carroll (Ireland) with Tackle the Rabbit (2018) – WILDCARD – Jan Pan Chan (Hong Kong/UK) -with Protesters Mpumelelo Buthelezi (South Africa) with E’Plazini: The Waste Collectors’ Home Younes Baba-Ali (Marokko/ Belgium) with Daily Wrestling, 2018Read More

The public voting is now open till 28 December!

Posted on December 20, 2019

The Social Art Award, organised by the Institute for Art and Innovation, is now entering its next stage. The public voting starts today. Please check: www.social-art-award.org/voting – Presenting the longlist with the 230 most promising entries to the Social Art Award 2019 for public voting. The two most voted entries win a wild card to the short list and by this they enter the competition for the final stage of the jury process. THE PUBLIC VOTING IS NOW OPEN TILLRead More

Open Call for the Social Art Award is closed!

Posted on December 16, 2019

The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed from artists coming from 65 countries from across all continents. The international jury selected 230 entries for the PUBLIC VOTING running from December 20 – 28. Until December 29 they will come out with the decision after selecting the Top 10. Then, based on the highestRead More

We are the people – Open Call for artists

Posted on November 9, 2019

Can art catalyze change? The Social Art Award 2019 (For post in Arabic click here.) Be it Hong Kong, Chile, Lebanon, Iraq, Brazil there are burning conflicts in the world right now, where people stand up peacefully united  for their rights, their freedom, their present and their future. Looking back in history, 30 years ago in 1989, it has been the united will of East Germans that made the impossible come true. They made the wall come down to reunite toRead More

About Katrin Korfmann

Posted on November 8, 2019

Katrin Korfmann studied Photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and continued her research during her residency at the Rijksakademie, both in Amsterdam. Since the late 1990s her work has been exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art and public spaces. In addition to a practice as a visual artist, she is a senior lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and advisor for different cultural institutions e.g. Mondriaan Fund, Pictoright and Creative Industries Fund. Her work includesRead More

About PSJM

Posted on November 8, 2019

PSJM is an artist duo formed by Cynthia Viera (*1973 Las Palmas/ES) and Pablo San José (*1969 Mieres/ES). They present themselves as an “art brand”, thus appropriating the procedures and strategies of advanced capitalism to subvert their symbolic structures. The brand-team has been included among the 100 most representative artists of International Political Art in “Art & Agenda: Political Art and Activism”, (Berlin: Gestalten, 2011). They have been included too in “Younger than Jesus. Artist Directory. The essential handbook to theRead More

About Kaethe Wenzel

Posted on November 8, 2019

Prof. Dr. Kaethe Wenzel (*1972 Aachen/GER) works about Utopian ideas, urban systems, and alternative concepts for society. She systematically co-opts techniques from survey to speculative fiction. Her projects function as dystopian/utopian footnotes to global history. They aim at participation, the destruction of hegemonial clichés and furthering communication – from the streets into the internet and back. Her main instruments are interview-based drawings, internet, mechanics/electronics, and street art. She often makes use of urban systems such as signage, advertising spaces, publicRead More

About Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez

Posted on November 8, 2019

Vanessa Ramos-Velasquez is a media artist and trans-disciplinary researcher from Brazil and the United States, where she was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Kansas/USA. Her artistic practice delves into meta-narratives, intersecting structuralist image-making processes, design, society and technology. She extends generative video art as performance into interactive performative installations, where the public is invited to participate, in order to co-create an experience. An embodiment of this practice, the work titled ‘Coded Narratives’, with guest musician A Guy CalledRead More

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