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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Calligraphy intervention on Chilean passport
by Ursula San Cristobal
Category: open category
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Title:
Calligraphy intervention on Chilean passport

Author:
Ursula San Cristobal

Category:
open category

Description:
On my own Chilean passport I repeatedly write the phrase "The state issuing this passport continues to violate human rights." At an international level, Chile was considered an exemplary country that seemed to move towards the consolidation of democracy. Hence the importance of marking the document that gives me validity abroad, thus denouncing the violence that State continue to exert. It should be mentioned that since the outbreak of the demonstrations in October 2019, 9,303 people has been detained and 3,461 wounded.
Description:
On my own Chilean passport I repeatedly write the phrase "The state issuing this passport continues to violate human rights." At an international level, Chile was considered an exemplary country that seemed to move towards the consolidation of democracy. Hence the importance of marking the document that gives me validity abroad, thus denouncing the violence that State continue to exert. It should be mentioned that since the outbreak of the demonstrations in October 2019, 9,303 people has been detained and 3,461 wounded.

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