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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Safety zone
by Hamza Kirbas
Category: open category
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Title:
Safety zone

Author:
Hamza Kirbas

Category:
open category

Description:
Jean Baudrillard reveals how insensitive we have become, in fact, a society, when he reveals the theory of simulation and points out that everything is just images, and that life is inanimate. The artist examines the effects of nowadays social problems on the individual. This could be the events we encounter anywhere, we are all psychologically and sociologically affected, some of us see their real impact, while others are indirectly affected. When this is the case, this influence becomes universal.
Description:
Jean Baudrillard reveals how insensitive we have become, in fact, a society, when he reveals the theory of simulation and points out that everything is just images, and that life is inanimate. The artist examines the effects of nowadays social problems on the individual. This could be the events we encounter anywhere, we are all psychologically and sociologically affected, some of us see their real impact, while others are indirectly affected. When this is the case, this influence becomes universal.