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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The Bottom of the Food Chain
by Trinley Dorje
Category: open category
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Title:
The Bottom of the Food Chain

Author:
Trinley Dorje

Category:
open category

Description:
This work is a story of evolution and survival, but not for humanity. The setting is a world where humans are the bottom of the food chain. A world where plant and animal species have evolved to survive an inhospitable land while humans continue to deny their responsibility and role in the climate change which has decimated the earth. Humans are being hunted and devoured by an earth which is no longer sustainable for human life. Cause and effect. Mother Earth is watching us. She will survive, humans won’t. ow can art catalyze change?: Art knows no bounds. It deepens our understanding of social issues and its impact extends beyond the individual to span across ethnic, socio-economic, age and gender boundaries. Art brings communities together to elicit challenging conversations that can lead to advocacy and action.
Description:
This work is a story of evolution and survival, but not for humanity. The setting is a world where humans are the bottom of the food chain. A world where plant and animal species have evolved to survive an inhospitable land while humans continue to deny their responsibility and role in the climate change which has decimated the earth. Humans are being hunted and devoured by an earth which is no longer sustainable for human life. Cause and effect. Mother Earth is watching us. She will survive, humans won’t. ow can art catalyze change?: Art knows no bounds. It deepens our understanding of social issues and its impact extends beyond the individual to span across ethnic, socio-economic, age and gender boundaries. Art brings communities together to elicit challenging conversations that can lead to advocacy and action.

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