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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Egosystems
by pabloruizortiz@hotmail.com
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Title:
Egosystems

Author:
pabloruizortiz@hotmail.com

Category:
open category

Description:
EGOSYSTEMS Title composed of a hybrid that unites three concepts: • EGO: Self. • SYSTEM: socio-political and cultural environment in which I live. • ECOSYSTEM: territories as spaces in which I develop. The most limited is my job and the most peripheral is my hometown. The job consists of three parts: The first part deals with how the particular interest of a known multinational degrades the relationships of its workers and depresses the social ecosystem in which it is carried out. It is assumed that it would be as important to resolve your demand as that of the people with whom you share space and resources (cooperation), which should be based on the affective rationality in which we were all aware that our interdependence indicates that we all agree that we meet the minimum standards of the dignity that we have been building as people. Instead, the so-called globalization, focuses on spreading in a subversive didactic way a "well-directed fear" that gives rise to an emotional competition. This is my own diary LEVIATAN, which Hobbes described so well in 1651:"It is not irrational to prefer the destruction of the world to hurt my finger." The second part takes this "formal impulse" to my other more peripheral space, where the same intentions and influences of the great BRANDS are repeated again to dominate and direct over governments. Getting to square our "reason", to inhibit our "most sensitive" and natural impulse, conditioning our emotions since we were born through advertising. Resource that was developed in the past to manifest, from the less affluent social classes to their rulers, their demands and priority needs, and currently, this concept has been reversed from power, being its own, as the most powerful weapon to influence our psyche, using it so subtly over the years as ruthless in its intention to reify us. How can art catalyze change?: The third part is what I hope will arise in those who, being aware of these situations, while "playing" with this BOX, discover the balance necessary to find their humanity, feeling free. All this, as Friedrich Schiller said, can only be discovered through a third impulse called "The impulse of the GAME" finding beauty through education. Being art, the only tool to access it. Format inspired by the book “BOXES” by Mario Montalbetti, Peruvian poet and linguist who develops in this book a magnificent relationship between signifier and meaning, making a parallel between the words and the language of the image. It is, in turn, a philosophical inquiry about the object. Thus distinguishing between 3 types of boxes: 3D, 2D and 1D. “BOXES” interrogates the meaning, the aesthetic promise, what remains inside and what is observed from outside. In this book, Mario Montalbetti works on an image that cannot be avoided. Proposed as symbol.
Description:
EGOSYSTEMS Title composed of a hybrid that unites three concepts: • EGO: Self. • SYSTEM: socio-political and cultural environment in which I live. • ECOSYSTEM: territories as spaces in which I develop. The most limited is my job and the most peripheral is my hometown. The job consists of three parts: The first part deals with how the particular interest of a known multinational degrades the relationships of its workers and depresses the social ecosystem in which it is carried out. It is assumed that it would be as important to resolve your demand as that of the people with whom you share space and resources (cooperation), which should be based on the affective rationality in which we were all aware that our interdependence indicates that we all agree that we meet the minimum standards of the dignity that we have been building as people. Instead, the so-called globalization, focuses on spreading in a subversive didactic way a "well-directed fear" that gives rise to an emotional competition. This is my own diary LEVIATAN, which Hobbes described so well in 1651:"It is not irrational to prefer the destruction of the world to hurt my finger." The second part takes this "formal impulse" to my other more peripheral space, where the same intentions and influences of the great BRANDS are repeated again to dominate and direct over governments. Getting to square our "reason", to inhibit our "most sensitive" and natural impulse, conditioning our emotions since we were born through advertising. Resource that was developed in the past to manifest, from the less affluent social classes to their rulers, their demands and priority needs, and currently, this concept has been reversed from power, being its own, as the most powerful weapon to influence our psyche, using it so subtly over the years as ruthless in its intention to reify us. How can art catalyze change?: The third part is what I hope will arise in those who, being aware of these situations, while "playing" with this BOX, discover the balance necessary to find their humanity, feeling free. All this, as Friedrich Schiller said, can only be discovered through a third impulse called "The impulse of the GAME" finding beauty through education. Being art, the only tool to access it. Format inspired by the book “BOXES” by Mario Montalbetti, Peruvian poet and linguist who develops in this book a magnificent relationship between signifier and meaning, making a parallel between the words and the language of the image. It is, in turn, a philosophical inquiry about the object. Thus distinguishing between 3 types of boxes: 3D, 2D and 1D. “BOXES” interrogates the meaning, the aesthetic promise, what remains inside and what is observed from outside. In this book, Mario Montalbetti works on an image that cannot be avoided. Proposed as symbol.

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