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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See here the best entries:

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Up North
by Glen Farley
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Title:
Up North

Author:
Glen Farley

Description:
“Up North” is a kinetic sculpture that explores the themes of refugee policy, immigration, migration, identity and longing. The immigrants and the European sweets they strain to see are separated by a concrete wall topped with razor wire, representing our increasingly closed borders. A music box plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” evoking the trivializing and ambivalent attitude of many to the plight of the increasing number of migrants and refugees risking their lives to reach a safer place. Since this is a moving piece of art, please watch this very short film: vimeo.com/129881361
Description:
“Up North” is a kinetic sculpture that explores the themes of refugee policy, immigration, migration, identity and longing. The immigrants and the European sweets they strain to see are separated by a concrete wall topped with razor wire, representing our increasingly closed borders. A music box plays “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” evoking the trivializing and ambivalent attitude of many to the plight of the increasing number of migrants and refugees risking their lives to reach a safer place. Since this is a moving piece of art, please watch this very short film: vimeo.com/129881361

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