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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Black Spot*
by Mikheil Sulakauri
Category: open category
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Title:
Black Spot*

Author:
Mikheil Sulakauri

Category:
open category

Description:
*Black Spot appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Treasure Island. In this novel, pirates send the black spot (paper one side of which is black) to the guilty individual as a warning. Public transport is the main source of air pollution in Tbilisi. City Hall avoids enacting regulations on fuel quality and replacing outdated transport. To this day problem is unsolved and the air remains poisoned. In the first part of the work, the artist helps transport show its emotions and translates them into monochromatic images. Images that reflect the sky and atmosphere of Tbilisi. In the second part of the work, the artist carefully puts the gathered pollution into the convert and sends the black spot to the mayor of Tbilisi. The project includes video which is avalaible on https://www.sulakauri.com/black-spot
Description:
*Black Spot appears in Robert Louis Stevenson’s book Treasure Island. In this novel, pirates send the black spot (paper one side of which is black) to the guilty individual as a warning. Public transport is the main source of air pollution in Tbilisi. City Hall avoids enacting regulations on fuel quality and replacing outdated transport. To this day problem is unsolved and the air remains poisoned. In the first part of the work, the artist helps transport show its emotions and translates them into monochromatic images. Images that reflect the sky and atmosphere of Tbilisi. In the second part of the work, the artist carefully puts the gathered pollution into the convert and sends the black spot to the mayor of Tbilisi. The project includes video which is avalaible on https://www.sulakauri.com/black-spot

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