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.

To Order:

Printed Version (Softcover) – 25 EUR excl. delivery

E-Version – Free

See here the best entries:

Previous photoNext photo
81
"Last words for the road : On fear"
by Lauren Klarfeld
1780
Contest is finished!
https://social-art-award.org/award2017?contest=photo-detail&photo_id=425
81
1780
Title:
"Last words for the road : On fear"

Author:
Lauren Klarfeld

Description:
The following is a handwritten quote left to me by someone I met while traveling in Spain. It is part of a larger scale project in which I have been collecting quotes from strangers and travelers all over the world over the last 4 years. The reason I do this is because I believe all of us have something to teach our neighbour. We all hang on to certain proverbs or quotes that act as life lessons we want to keep close and it is what connects us to each other no matter our background. This quote was left to me by a boy I met working at the reception of a hostel and speaks about the recurring theme of fear. While Stefano was hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain one summer, almost crumbling under the weight of his heavy backpack, he realised he had to forcefully get rid of certain things that were weighing him down. He was faced with a dilemma at this point: The more he kept in his backpack – the more he was going to struggle on the road. But the less he packed – the less secure he would feel. Out of all the quotes gathered, this quote somehow moves people the most. Not only because of the universality of fear, but because it reminds them to look at their own fears. And it is done so in a powerful sentence proper to this exclamative nature. In this quote, we understand that backpacks are symbolic. The backpacks we use are all the things we use as excuses to hold us back while we are afraid to go forward. Some backpacks are emotionally heavy, while others are materialistically cluttered. But is acknowledging what is in our backpacks perhaps already a first step forward?
Description:
The following is a handwritten quote left to me by someone I met while traveling in Spain. It is part of a larger scale project in which I have been collecting quotes from strangers and travelers all over the world over the last 4 years. The reason I do this is because I believe all of us have something to teach our neighbour. We all hang on to certain proverbs or quotes that act as life lessons we want to keep close and it is what connects us to each other no matter our background. This quote was left to me by a boy I met working at the reception of a hostel and speaks about the recurring theme of fear. While Stefano was hiking the Camino de Santiago in Spain one summer, almost crumbling under the weight of his heavy backpack, he realised he had to forcefully get rid of certain things that were weighing him down. He was faced with a dilemma at this point: The more he kept in his backpack – the more he was going to struggle on the road. But the less he packed – the less secure he would feel. Out of all the quotes gathered, this quote somehow moves people the most. Not only because of the universality of fear, but because it reminds them to look at their own fears. And it is done so in a powerful sentence proper to this exclamative nature. In this quote, we understand that backpacks are symbolic. The backpacks we use are all the things we use as excuses to hold us back while we are afraid to go forward. Some backpacks are emotionally heavy, while others are materialistically cluttered. But is acknowledging what is in our backpacks perhaps already a first step forward?

What is Social Art?
Are you a Social Artist?

Organizer

Organizer

Partner

Partner

Support our Work

Support our Work