Award 2017

The Social Art Award 2017

Can art change the world?

Under this question, the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. had launched the first Social Art Award in 2017. Artists and cultural actors of all areas were invited to apply with their work to the field of social art. Artists from 131 countries responded with extraordinary works and projects.

On September 5, 2017, the three winners Lino Tonelotto from France, Quek Jia Qi from Singapore and Diogo da Cruz from Portugal were honored, and exhibited at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery in Berlin. They demonstrated with their politically engaged works that art can make current events visible and tangible. This is an important understanding for bringing forward the debate and thus a social change.

Learn more about it and get your copy of the Social Art Award Book (116 pages, English) featuring the Top50 artists.

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Names and Numbers
by Ida van der Lee
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Title:
Names and Numbers

Author:
Ida van der Lee

Description:
Since 2012, the Dutch social art project Names and Numbers helps the public remember 85000 Jews deported from Amsterdam in WWII. On May 4 Dutch Memorial Day in the Oosterpark area you enter ritual time, time the victims lost. You select a name from the register of victims, make a nameplate and bring them symbolically home along train tracks to a large scale map. A bell rings and you call out a name. You feel a catharsis; it was a real person, even a child. This street monument continues to grow.
Description:
Since 2012, the Dutch social art project Names and Numbers helps the public remember 85000 Jews deported from Amsterdam in WWII. On May 4 Dutch Memorial Day in the Oosterpark area you enter ritual time, time the victims lost. You select a name from the register of victims, make a nameplate and bring them symbolically home along train tracks to a large scale map. A bell rings and you call out a name. You feel a catharsis; it was a real person, even a child. This street monument continues to grow.

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