Award 2019

The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15, 2019. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed from artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. The best ones you find below.

The focus diversity of applications shows that artists are active in the multi-faceted fields of socially engaged art reflecting on wars, genocides, femicides, traumata, violence against refugees, children, women, men, disabled people, LGBTIQs, animals. They share feelings for the planet and its living species, but also showing hopelessness due to complex crises be it climate change (e.g. in regard to water pollution), capitalism, corruption, violation against human rights, nature, protected national parks. Many of the artists are constantly trying to give a voice to the poorest or empower unheard social groups.
It’s not only about peaceful revolutions, it’s about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other. Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work!

Now it’s time to invite your friends and look at all the great contributions!

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgement. There are two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist.

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Social Sculpture „PINK SILENCE“
by Bogna
Category: open category
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Title:
Social Sculpture „PINK SILENCE“

Author:
Bogna

Category:
open category

Description:
The multidimensional project PINK SILENCE gathered in Pondicherry and Auroville (India) more than 200 Dalits ('untouchables' in the caste system) to create a large „social sculpture“. The inspiration for the installation is the first feminist movement GULABI GANG from the North Indian region of Uttar Pradesh, in which women organize demonstrations to create more awareness on violence against women - all dressed up in pink saris. In addition to building the installation, the project included workshops, film screening, discussion rounds, participation in festivals and relocation of the installation. How can art catalyze change?: The shame of talking about experiences of violence is huge. If a case comes up, the women concerned are often stigmatised and marginalised by their social and professional circles. Through participatory art projects and installations displayed in public places PINK SILENCE facilates suppressed voices to be heard.
Description:
The multidimensional project PINK SILENCE gathered in Pondicherry and Auroville (India) more than 200 Dalits ('untouchables' in the caste system) to create a large „social sculpture“. The inspiration for the installation is the first feminist movement GULABI GANG from the North Indian region of Uttar Pradesh, in which women organize demonstrations to create more awareness on violence against women - all dressed up in pink saris. In addition to building the installation, the project included workshops, film screening, discussion rounds, participation in festivals and relocation of the installation. How can art catalyze change?: The shame of talking about experiences of violence is huge. If a case comes up, the women concerned are often stigmatised and marginalised by their social and professional circles. Through participatory art projects and installations displayed in public places PINK SILENCE facilates suppressed voices to be heard.

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