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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The Architect
by Kimberley Beach
Category: open category
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Title:
The Architect

Author:
Kimberley Beach

Category:
open category

Description:
The Architect is a five-channel multi-screen audio-visual installation consisting of multiple viewpoints of the physical and social landscape of North-East England, with intermittent and overlapping sounds of industry and situated subjective narrative that have spatial dialogue with each other. The films draw attention to the multifaceted nature of the social realm through the dialogues of a multigenerational family and subsequently raises questions of who built Britain’s system of inequality and who maintains the power dynamics that result in the loss of employment, the housing crisis and the limited opportunities for upward mobility.
Description:
The Architect is a five-channel multi-screen audio-visual installation consisting of multiple viewpoints of the physical and social landscape of North-East England, with intermittent and overlapping sounds of industry and situated subjective narrative that have spatial dialogue with each other. The films draw attention to the multifaceted nature of the social realm through the dialogues of a multigenerational family and subsequently raises questions of who built Britain’s system of inequality and who maintains the power dynamics that result in the loss of employment, the housing crisis and the limited opportunities for upward mobility.