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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Dissecting 001
by Dieu Anh Ngo
Category: open category
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Title:
Dissecting 001

Author:
Dieu Anh Ngo

Category:
open category

Description:
This is the painting that I like most. Depicting a(n) person/animal being butchered, the figure in my paintings represents fears of being exposed. Through this artwork, I want to talk about people nowadays tend to judge each other, but be sensitive over their own flaws. They put tags on everything, even themselves for validation because they are egotistical and narcissistic. After all, they are just pathetic creatures who are lost in their own habitat. How can art catalyze change?: Art plays its role in our lives as a propagandist. It leads our contemporary philosophies and affects our mindset in a special way. Throughout history, art has changed our society significantly, paved our way to a more abstracted, sophisticate visuals of our future.
Description:
This is the painting that I like most. Depicting a(n) person/animal being butchered, the figure in my paintings represents fears of being exposed. Through this artwork, I want to talk about people nowadays tend to judge each other, but be sensitive over their own flaws. They put tags on everything, even themselves for validation because they are egotistical and narcissistic. After all, they are just pathetic creatures who are lost in their own habitat. How can art catalyze change?: Art plays its role in our lives as a propagandist. It leads our contemporary philosophies and affects our mindset in a special way. Throughout history, art has changed our society significantly, paved our way to a more abstracted, sophisticate visuals of our future.

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