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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Temporary density of matter
by Pawel Blecki
Category: open category
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Title:
Temporary density of matter

Author:
Pawel Blecki

Category:
open category

Description:
The project that I am working on is based on objects or their remains. Their presence on Earth opens a wide field for discussion, for example during the planned participative activities by which I would like to encourage people to not only experience the physical materiality of objects, but to also broadly reflect upon the complexity of the world’s problems and the possible directions for its future development. How can art catalyze change?: Promoting the principle of mutual respect that would go beyond the ephemeral behaviours tailored to the local needs, and become the broadest and the most solid foundation that would apply to all people globally including those living on the other side of the world and those who are not yet born.
Description:
The project that I am working on is based on objects or their remains. Their presence on Earth opens a wide field for discussion, for example during the planned participative activities by which I would like to encourage people to not only experience the physical materiality of objects, but to also broadly reflect upon the complexity of the world’s problems and the possible directions for its future development. How can art catalyze change?: Promoting the principle of mutual respect that would go beyond the ephemeral behaviours tailored to the local needs, and become the broadest and the most solid foundation that would apply to all people globally including those living on the other side of the world and those who are not yet born.

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