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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The Song of the People
by Mei Ling Dorothy Ding
Category: open category
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Title:
The Song of the People

Author:
Mei Ling Dorothy Ding

Category:
open category

Description:
This artwork is about the sounds of clay. The viewer needs to put a clay ball from the top of the ‘entrance’ and the ‘song’ of clay appears. The artwork expresses the human right of voicing out one’s opinion. Everyone has a right to sing, to voice out and to express oneself. We are all equal. Enlightened by Hundertwasser’s Window Right, different windows are presented in this house which is inspired by the buildings in Vallauris, France, where different people live inside. We are all unique and we should have the freedom to choose our way of life. How can art catalyze change?: An artwork passes its idea and message given by the artist to the viewers to think about. The message might change the viewers’ point of view on the issue. Proposed as symbol.
Description:
This artwork is about the sounds of clay. The viewer needs to put a clay ball from the top of the ‘entrance’ and the ‘song’ of clay appears. The artwork expresses the human right of voicing out one’s opinion. Everyone has a right to sing, to voice out and to express oneself. We are all equal. Enlightened by Hundertwasser’s Window Right, different windows are presented in this house which is inspired by the buildings in Vallauris, France, where different people live inside. We are all unique and we should have the freedom to choose our way of life. How can art catalyze change?: An artwork passes its idea and message given by the artist to the viewers to think about. The message might change the viewers’ point of view on the issue. Proposed as symbol.

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