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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pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns - triptych 02
by Aljohara Jeje
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Title:
pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns - triptych 02

Author:
Aljohara Jeje

Category:
open category

Description:
Series /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. To lessen misunderstandings in this sensitive subject, let’s invoke the book of words, for, beyond words’ immediate denotations, they have connotative powers. The Process: Performance (Oxford Dictionary Online): 1. ‘An act of presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment’; performances are with physical movements but also with spoken words, sounds, noise, this in stark contrast with the contemplative silence of a photograph. Interesting to visualise this tension. Silenced: In general, we women are educated, we learn not to speak our minds ODO 2.1 ‘A task or operation seen in terms of how successfully it is performed.’ But, if we do speak our minds, it is often classified as ODO 1.2 ‘A display of exaggerated behaviour or a process involving a great deal of unnecessary time and effort; a fuss.’ Silenced twice: For people with vaginas, orgasms commonly come from the clitoris. Female Genital Mutilation: the most severe — infibulation — is the removal of the clitoris and parts of the external genitalia followed by stitching together of what remains. Words are like pearls, rolling formed, developed and cultivated over time, treasured, colourful, shiny, lustrous pearls of wisdom. Pearls, as pure and innocent symbolising the clitoris, have an imaginary value. The value of a word, of a clitoris. is what we designate for it. Title: /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/, which is the English pronunciation of the word 'performance' put in writing, is as intelligible when silence(d). ODO 2.4 ‘An individual's use of a language, i.e. what a speaker actually says, including hesitations, false starts, and errors. Often contrasted with competence’ The women of this series are, as women around the world, silenced twice. Triptychs, the centre locked in between two worlds, one mirroring the other; Series /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. Jeddah, Aljohara. How can art catalyze change?: What is art without a message? Art is about communication. Exposing art (this series), in exhibitions and publications alike, almost all visitors engage in discussions that start with a simple question or remark. Seldom, people leave without an added value. How does social change occur? Like most things in life: with an engaging and promoted idea. If you reach people’s mind and/or heart, you contribute to change.
Description:
Series /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. To lessen misunderstandings in this sensitive subject, let’s invoke the book of words, for, beyond words’ immediate denotations, they have connotative powers. The Process: Performance (Oxford Dictionary Online): 1. ‘An act of presenting a play, concert, or other form of entertainment’; performances are with physical movements but also with spoken words, sounds, noise, this in stark contrast with the contemplative silence of a photograph. Interesting to visualise this tension. Silenced: In general, we women are educated, we learn not to speak our minds ODO 2.1 ‘A task or operation seen in terms of how successfully it is performed.’ But, if we do speak our minds, it is often classified as ODO 1.2 ‘A display of exaggerated behaviour or a process involving a great deal of unnecessary time and effort; a fuss.’ Silenced twice: For people with vaginas, orgasms commonly come from the clitoris. Female Genital Mutilation: the most severe — infibulation — is the removal of the clitoris and parts of the external genitalia followed by stitching together of what remains. Words are like pearls, rolling formed, developed and cultivated over time, treasured, colourful, shiny, lustrous pearls of wisdom. Pearls, as pure and innocent symbolising the clitoris, have an imaginary value. The value of a word, of a clitoris. is what we designate for it. Title: /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/, which is the English pronunciation of the word 'performance' put in writing, is as intelligible when silence(d). ODO 2.4 ‘An individual's use of a language, i.e. what a speaker actually says, including hesitations, false starts, and errors. Often contrasted with competence’ The women of this series are, as women around the world, silenced twice. Triptychs, the centre locked in between two worlds, one mirroring the other; Series /pəˈfɔːm(ə)ns/: a silent story told, a statement, a performance. Jeddah, Aljohara. How can art catalyze change?: What is art without a message? Art is about communication. Exposing art (this series), in exhibitions and publications alike, almost all visitors engage in discussions that start with a simple question or remark. Seldom, people leave without an added value. How does social change occur? Like most things in life: with an engaging and promoted idea. If you reach people’s mind and/or heart, you contribute to change.

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