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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MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN
by Max Haarich
Category: open category
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Title:
MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN

Author:
Max Haarich

Category:
open category

Description:
We are the Munich Embassy of Lithuania's self-declared artist republic "Užupis". Two years ago we were mandated to promote artistic perspectives and values in the worlds of technology and politics. Our current focus lies on policy making in Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is the 21st century battleground to negotiate ethical standards and human rights. But despite all promises these negotiations run in elite circles with hardly any public notice. The embassy opens up the debate on AI, reclaims authority for civil society and conducts undercover operations to MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. How can art catalyze change?: Technology drives change today. But art can impact technology profoundly to indirectly catalyze change. The integration of arts and technology makes innovations more accessible to society, more ethical and even more creative.
Description:
We are the Munich Embassy of Lithuania's self-declared artist republic "Užupis". Two years ago we were mandated to promote artistic perspectives and values in the worlds of technology and politics. Our current focus lies on policy making in Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI is the 21st century battleground to negotiate ethical standards and human rights. But despite all promises these negotiations run in elite circles with hardly any public notice. The embassy opens up the debate on AI, reclaims authority for civil society and conducts undercover operations to MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. How can art catalyze change?: Technology drives change today. But art can impact technology profoundly to indirectly catalyze change. The integration of arts and technology makes innovations more accessible to society, more ethical and even more creative.