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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What happened in Gezi ? 70x48x10 cm Find materials,...
by Deniz Memet Ornek
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Title:
What happened in Gezi ? 70x48x10 cm Find materials,...

Author:
Deniz Memet Ornek

Category:
open category

Description:
In 2013, the bloody incidents that resulted in the deaths of many of us and how many people were disabled (the exact number is still unknown) had a simple reason, unlike the disinformation spread by the government and the media. As they continue in Turkey in different places at different scales; understanding of nature as an unlimited source of money and a field of rent. It makes us all crazy; they were stubborn about cutting down those trees and never caring about our objections. But we lived there. Work: 70x48x10 cm, found materials, gypsum, watercolor, acrylic, matt varnish, 2016. How can art catalyze change?: I find my materials in life, then bring them together in the way that existence and spirit show. So I see that this thing called art is a wonderful tool that tells people.
Description:
In 2013, the bloody incidents that resulted in the deaths of many of us and how many people were disabled (the exact number is still unknown) had a simple reason, unlike the disinformation spread by the government and the media. As they continue in Turkey in different places at different scales; understanding of nature as an unlimited source of money and a field of rent. It makes us all crazy; they were stubborn about cutting down those trees and never caring about our objections. But we lived there. Work: 70x48x10 cm, found materials, gypsum, watercolor, acrylic, matt varnish, 2016. How can art catalyze change?: I find my materials in life, then bring them together in the way that existence and spirit show. So I see that this thing called art is a wonderful tool that tells people.

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