The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15, 2019. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed by artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. 

The winners of The Social Art Award 2019 are Narcissa Gold (USA), Melinda Mouzannar (Lebanon) and Bogna Grazyna Jaroslawski (Poland/Germany). The Honorary Mention goes to Kingson Kin Sing Chan (Hong Kong/UK). 

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting took place till 30 December and is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgment. There were two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist

The focus diversity of applications shows that artists are active in the multi-faceted fields of socially engaged art reflecting on wars, genocides, femicides, traumata, violence against refugees, children, women, men, disabled people, LGBTIQs, animals. They share feelings for the planet and its living species, but also showing hopelessness due to complex crises be it climate change (e.g. in regard to water pollution), capitalism, corruption, a violation against human rights, nature, protected national parks. Many of the artists are constantly trying to give a voice to the poorest or empower unheard social groups.

It’s not only about peaceful revolutions, but it’s also about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other.
Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work and look at all the great contributions!

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15 Seconds of You
by Daria Pugachova
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Title:
15 Seconds of You

Author:
Daria Pugachova

Category:
open category

Description:
15 Seconds of You is an art project dedicated to Earth Day and humanity. What can one person do to bring peace to our planet? I was looking for a simple way to unite people. So the idea of 15 Seconds was born. Look into the camera for 15 Seconds in silence, send your message of love and support only through your eyes. 15 seconds of your presence will be seen by people from different corners of the Earth. They will feel that, in spite of our differences, we are all part of the one whole. Peace starts from you. In less than 5 months, about 100 people from more than 30 countries took part, including India, Pakistan, the USA, Bangladesh, Yemen, Afghanistan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and countries of Europe. I connected with each participant personally, and even met some of them in person. I shared my idea through social networks like Facebook and Instagram, and I was talking about it with the travelers I met during my trip to India in the winter of 2019. I focused more on those countries where the issue of peace is vital — this is how I received messages from Yemen, Afghanistan Mexico and the Philippines. On Earth Day, 22 April 2019, I presented video on a facade of Theatre on Podil in Kyiv, project was also shown at festivals: Ideas Festival and Air ГогольFest in Ukraine. Every year on Earth Day, I plan to create a new story about the unity and acceptance of humans as we are. *For more information visit: www.15secofyou.com How can art catalyze change?: Art could be made by non-artist, and it could unite people around the Earth. This simple ideas I wanted to bring through 15 Seconds of You. Concept of changing the world seems huge, but everyone could make a little step towards peace. If we make our minds full of peace, world will change.
Description:
15 Seconds of You is an art project dedicated to Earth Day and humanity. What can one person do to bring peace to our planet? I was looking for a simple way to unite people. So the idea of 15 Seconds was born. Look into the camera for 15 Seconds in silence, send your message of love and support only through your eyes. 15 seconds of your presence will be seen by people from different corners of the Earth. They will feel that, in spite of our differences, we are all part of the one whole. Peace starts from you. In less than 5 months, about 100 people from more than 30 countries took part, including India, Pakistan, the USA, Bangladesh, Yemen, Afghanistan, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and countries of Europe. I connected with each participant personally, and even met some of them in person. I shared my idea through social networks like Facebook and Instagram, and I was talking about it with the travelers I met during my trip to India in the winter of 2019. I focused more on those countries where the issue of peace is vital — this is how I received messages from Yemen, Afghanistan Mexico and the Philippines. On Earth Day, 22 April 2019, I presented video on a facade of Theatre on Podil in Kyiv, project was also shown at festivals: Ideas Festival and Air ГогольFest in Ukraine. Every year on Earth Day, I plan to create a new story about the unity and acceptance of humans as we are. *For more information visit: www.15secofyou.com How can art catalyze change?: Art could be made by non-artist, and it could unite people around the Earth. This simple ideas I wanted to bring through 15 Seconds of You. Concept of changing the world seems huge, but everyone could make a little step towards peace. If we make our minds full of peace, world will change.