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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A song for Berlin - visuals for a performance...
by Tom Hackett in collaboration with Julian Woodcock
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Title:
A song for Berlin - visuals for a performance...

Author:
Tom Hackett in collaboration with Julian Woodcock

Category:
open category

Description:
A song for Berlin’ is a proposal for a performative intervention in Berlin. Hackett and Woodcock will lead a group walk across the City. Using megaphones and placards they will recite the artist name and titles of various pop songs using a call and response chant. These will connect with themes of positive change, hope and Berlin. And encode a sense of a quasi-functional activity akin to a political demo, interrupting the everyday to celebrate music as a catalyst for protest and change. How can art catalyze change?: The work celebrates the power of music and lyrics to help frame a better world and social ideology. Tom Robinson Band taught us to ‘Sing if your Glad to be gay’. The Special AKA called ‘Free Nelson Mandella’. In the UK Rock against Racism challenged the rise of the far right head in the 1970’s and 80’s. Likewise it is popular music that shares the sad and vulnerable moments creating empathy.
Description:
A song for Berlin’ is a proposal for a performative intervention in Berlin. Hackett and Woodcock will lead a group walk across the City. Using megaphones and placards they will recite the artist name and titles of various pop songs using a call and response chant. These will connect with themes of positive change, hope and Berlin. And encode a sense of a quasi-functional activity akin to a political demo, interrupting the everyday to celebrate music as a catalyst for protest and change. How can art catalyze change?: The work celebrates the power of music and lyrics to help frame a better world and social ideology. Tom Robinson Band taught us to ‘Sing if your Glad to be gay’. The Special AKA called ‘Free Nelson Mandella’. In the UK Rock against Racism challenged the rise of the far right head in the 1970’s and 80’s. Likewise it is popular music that shares the sad and vulnerable moments creating empathy.

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