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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Escape
by Marina Shkarypa
Category: open category
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Title:
Escape

Author:
Marina Shkarypa

Category:
open category

Description:
In all of my works I contemplate individual’s inner conflict, about a chance to quit never-ending quest for additional endorphin gain and material wealth. Longing for “something more” pushes a lot of people in other countries and continents. Lifestyle and worldview change, the age of new principles comes: “individualization, de-standardization, decentralization…” Man becomes freer, any information becomes available, and the circle we run inside becomes wider, but we still cannot drop out of the race. I try to dive to interpret means available for overcoming social pressure and finding one’s own way. Proposed as symbol.
Description:
In all of my works I contemplate individual’s inner conflict, about a chance to quit never-ending quest for additional endorphin gain and material wealth. Longing for “something more” pushes a lot of people in other countries and continents. Lifestyle and worldview change, the age of new principles comes: “individualization, de-standardization, decentralization…” Man becomes freer, any information becomes available, and the circle we run inside becomes wider, but we still cannot drop out of the race. I try to dive to interpret means available for overcoming social pressure and finding one’s own way. Proposed as symbol.