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.

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After (Child / Mother)
by Rachel Reid
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Title:
After (Child / Mother)

Author:
Rachel Reid

Description:
“After” (Child / Mother) exposes the destruction of human lives and bodies in war. It draws on years I spent living in Afghanistan, where I documented a number of significant civilian casualty incidents. In particular, the work is inspired by my investigation into an infamous airstrike in Azizabad in 2008, that resulted in more than 80 civilian deaths. The sculpture is a slightly larger than life head of a young girl, in a burial shroud or headscarf, her young face peppered with shrapnel wounds. Her features are somewhat abstracted, in order to generalize the child, and focus on the wounds. Behind her are two hands, reaching out, unable to comfort her: symbolizing the parent left behind. The work demonstrates the unusual combination of skills and experience that the artist brings - 20 years of work as a journalist (BBC) and human rights investigator (Human Rights Watch and Open Society Foundations), combined with a skilled and empathetic ability as a sculptor.
Description:
“After” (Child / Mother) exposes the destruction of human lives and bodies in war. It draws on years I spent living in Afghanistan, where I documented a number of significant civilian casualty incidents. In particular, the work is inspired by my investigation into an infamous airstrike in Azizabad in 2008, that resulted in more than 80 civilian deaths. The sculpture is a slightly larger than life head of a young girl, in a burial shroud or headscarf, her young face peppered with shrapnel wounds. Her features are somewhat abstracted, in order to generalize the child, and focus on the wounds. Behind her are two hands, reaching out, unable to comfort her: symbolizing the parent left behind. The work demonstrates the unusual combination of skills and experience that the artist brings - 20 years of work as a journalist (BBC) and human rights investigator (Human Rights Watch and Open Society Foundations), combined with a skilled and empathetic ability as a sculptor.

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