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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Unimaginable World
by Riya Premanand Gaonker
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Title:
Unimaginable World

Author:
Riya Premanand Gaonker

Category:
open category

Description:
Mankind has come to thriving point after the painful torture of animals in gruesome ways. This world is unimaginable and unpredictable. It is time for humans to pay. Humans tied to the chains depict a time, where the animals have raised their voices, nature has awoken and they are freely dominating over the humans now. Basically the message here is that a human however intelligent should never misuse its intelligence, strength and power over the weaker beings. How can art catalyze change?: Art has the power of storytelling to influence the minds. The minds that thrive to get attention to positive change, Art does create an impact through the visual language. It is through artistic expression that one will have the dialogue with the artwork.
Description:
Mankind has come to thriving point after the painful torture of animals in gruesome ways. This world is unimaginable and unpredictable. It is time for humans to pay. Humans tied to the chains depict a time, where the animals have raised their voices, nature has awoken and they are freely dominating over the humans now. Basically the message here is that a human however intelligent should never misuse its intelligence, strength and power over the weaker beings. How can art catalyze change?: Art has the power of storytelling to influence the minds. The minds that thrive to get attention to positive change, Art does create an impact through the visual language. It is through artistic expression that one will have the dialogue with the artwork.