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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Lebanese revolution 1
by Cynthia Nouhra
Category: open category
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Title:
Lebanese revolution 1

Author:
Cynthia Nouhra

Category:
open category

Description:
The Phoenix leading the revolution towards the sun. The rebirth of the Phoenix from his own ashes to become stronger, is similar to the ongoing revolution in lebanon that is uniting the people and rising the pride of being Lebanese regardless their confession, religion, and social status. How can art catalyze change?: art is a powerful visual tool that expresses the deep human condition inhabited in people's subconscience and it is when things appear on the surface ( piece of art) that change can occur. It marks the minds of people, it communicate the how things are, so that things can be fixed. Proposed as symbol.
Description:
The Phoenix leading the revolution towards the sun. The rebirth of the Phoenix from his own ashes to become stronger, is similar to the ongoing revolution in lebanon that is uniting the people and rising the pride of being Lebanese regardless their confession, religion, and social status. How can art catalyze change?: art is a powerful visual tool that expresses the deep human condition inhabited in people's subconscience and it is when things appear on the surface ( piece of art) that change can occur. It marks the minds of people, it communicate the how things are, so that things can be fixed. Proposed as symbol.