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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BBOG
by Sibylle Grundeis
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Title:
BBOG

Author:
Sibylle Grundeis

Description:
This portrait of an african woman belongs the the project "BBOG" (short for: bring back our girls - the name of the campaign that started as a reaction to the kidnapping of the Chibok girls). When the girls of a school in Chibok (Nigeria) where kidnapped in 2014, the world started to show solidarity by showing "Bring back our girls"-signs and posting them on the internet. Despite the fact that Boko Haram said "no", the girls who where able to escape returned psycologically damaged and mostly with nothing left. I started the art project BBOG to actually make a difference between the posted signs and the posibility to give those girls and their families a chance to build a new exitence. The money I earned by selling the portraits is going to Nigeria to the escaped girls. Therefore I started a collaboration with the photographer Andy Spyra who has been in Nigeria several times to visit and help those girls and who will hand over the donation personally to the girls this year. The uploaded picture was made especially for the Social Art Awart. It is larger than the other pictures of the series to underline its significance: this project has no finishline. There is always a reason to support women´s education and their human rights. „BBOG“, oil on canvas, 100x70cm
Description:
This portrait of an african woman belongs the the project "BBOG" (short for: bring back our girls - the name of the campaign that started as a reaction to the kidnapping of the Chibok girls). When the girls of a school in Chibok (Nigeria) where kidnapped in 2014, the world started to show solidarity by showing "Bring back our girls"-signs and posting them on the internet. Despite the fact that Boko Haram said "no", the girls who where able to escape returned psycologically damaged and mostly with nothing left. I started the art project BBOG to actually make a difference between the posted signs and the posibility to give those girls and their families a chance to build a new exitence. The money I earned by selling the portraits is going to Nigeria to the escaped girls. Therefore I started a collaboration with the photographer Andy Spyra who has been in Nigeria several times to visit and help those girls and who will hand over the donation personally to the girls this year. The uploaded picture was made especially for the Social Art Awart. It is larger than the other pictures of the series to underline its significance: this project has no finishline. There is always a reason to support women´s education and their human rights. „BBOG“, oil on canvas, 100x70cm

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