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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Ubuntu / Let your tower bloom
by Samantha Passaniti
Category: open category
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Title:
Ubuntu / Let your tower bloom

Author:
Samantha Passaniti

Category:
open category

Description:
"We live in our defensive towers without doors and windows. It would be nice if we have learned from plants, if we broke our roofs and gave ourselves the opportunity to grow, flourish and observe ourselves in our differences and in harmony regulated by natural cycles. " In sub-Saharan African culture Ubuntu represents a fundamental philosophical principle: the essence of what means being human. Ubuntu indicates benevolence towards others, is a rule of life based on compassion and respect other. "I am what I am by virtue of what we all are" Ubuntu urges support and mutual help to gain awareness of their rights and their own where were you. It is an ideal drive towards the whole of humanity, a desire for peace. It is acceptance of ourselves and the others, of the differences that characterize us and that become an opportunity for exchange and mutual enrichment. Ground installation, variable dimensions (Earth, 16 wooden structures of 5x5 cm base and variable heights and 16 different species of succulent plants From Mexico and southern Africa). Proposed as symbol.
Description:
"We live in our defensive towers without doors and windows. It would be nice if we have learned from plants, if we broke our roofs and gave ourselves the opportunity to grow, flourish and observe ourselves in our differences and in harmony regulated by natural cycles. " In sub-Saharan African culture Ubuntu represents a fundamental philosophical principle: the essence of what means being human. Ubuntu indicates benevolence towards others, is a rule of life based on compassion and respect other. "I am what I am by virtue of what we all are" Ubuntu urges support and mutual help to gain awareness of their rights and their own where were you. It is an ideal drive towards the whole of humanity, a desire for peace. It is acceptance of ourselves and the others, of the differences that characterize us and that become an opportunity for exchange and mutual enrichment. Ground installation, variable dimensions (Earth, 16 wooden structures of 5x5 cm base and variable heights and 16 different species of succulent plants From Mexico and southern Africa). Proposed as symbol.

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