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 WALL OF DELICACY
by Giuseppina Giordano
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Title:
THE WALL OF DELICACY

Author:
Giuseppina Giordano

Category:
open category

Description:
Raw and delicate, a rosebuds border fence. A meditative practice. A reflection on ephemeral, beauty, delicacy. The practice is realized through simple and graceful gestures: inserting, one after the other, rosebuds in a metal wire, paying attention not to damage them, and observing their petals that inevitably fall to the ground. An installation that in its aesthetics refers, overturning its meaning, to the barbed wire used at the borders between Countries. Born as a site-specific installation during my residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA it has turned into a traveling and participatory project;  in May 2019 it took part in BienNoLo, a biennial show of contemporary art in Milan, Italy and in December 2019, the project took part in BAM Festival in  Palermo, Italy. During BAM Festival in Palermo, the citizens took part in the meditative practice and in the realization of the work. In December 2019 THE WALL OF DELICACY divided Piazza Pretoria, the main square of Palermo, in 2 parts. Photo by Dimitry Codryan. How can art catalyze change?: Danilo Dolci said "Everybody grows only if dreamt about ". Art can lead us to new roads, new practices to live peacefully together, dreaming ourselves as we are not now.
Description:
Raw and delicate, a rosebuds border fence. A meditative practice. A reflection on ephemeral, beauty, delicacy. The practice is realized through simple and graceful gestures: inserting, one after the other, rosebuds in a metal wire, paying attention not to damage them, and observing their petals that inevitably fall to the ground. An installation that in its aesthetics refers, overturning its meaning, to the barbed wire used at the borders between Countries. Born as a site-specific installation during my residency at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, USA it has turned into a traveling and participatory project;  in May 2019 it took part in BienNoLo, a biennial show of contemporary art in Milan, Italy and in December 2019, the project took part in BAM Festival in  Palermo, Italy. During BAM Festival in Palermo, the citizens took part in the meditative practice and in the realization of the work. In December 2019 THE WALL OF DELICACY divided Piazza Pretoria, the main square of Palermo, in 2 parts. Photo by Dimitry Codryan. How can art catalyze change?: Danilo Dolci said "Everybody grows only if dreamt about ". Art can lead us to new roads, new practices to live peacefully together, dreaming ourselves as we are not now.

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