Award 2019

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 (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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by Nour Al Safadi
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Title:
Modify 0

Author:
Nour Al Safadi

Category:
open category

Description:
In the photo series “Modify 0” the artist is making the invisible visible by spotting the light on how important it is to process the change peacefully ((psychological change that happened by being forced to leave our countries)) and be aware of it, starting from ourselves as migrants coming from Syria, trying to reach every one of us to be hand to hand looking forward to use the chance in Europe to develop ourselves to make our countries great again along with reaching the ones still there. I want to open discussions and raise questions which we could no talk about before because of our mentality in order to renovate our civil society by reconstructing our minds and emotions hand by hand. How can art catalyze change?: strongly believe that art brings different kind of people from different backgrounds together and art is the sharp tool to point the problem peacefully and criticise it, once you change positively you will always want to move further and produce more art for it.
Description:
In the photo series “Modify 0” the artist is making the invisible visible by spotting the light on how important it is to process the change peacefully ((psychological change that happened by being forced to leave our countries)) and be aware of it, starting from ourselves as migrants coming from Syria, trying to reach every one of us to be hand to hand looking forward to use the chance in Europe to develop ourselves to make our countries great again along with reaching the ones still there. I want to open discussions and raise questions which we could no talk about before because of our mentality in order to renovate our civil society by reconstructing our minds and emotions hand by hand. How can art catalyze change?: strongly believe that art brings different kind of people from different backgrounds together and art is the sharp tool to point the problem peacefully and criticise it, once you change positively you will always want to move further and produce more art for it.

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