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 Monument For Okay People
by Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries
Category: open category
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Title:
The Monument For Okay People

Author:
Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries

Category:
open category

Description:
The monument for okay people is a participatory monument to rewrite the dominant history written about ‘heroes and survivors’. Raised in the geographical center of the Netherlands, it is a monument for the 99%, commemorating unknown heroes, obscure makers, and friends in our collective history. You can nominate people for inclusion on the monument using a form on www.himmelsbach.nl. Every year we add name tiles through ritual placement around the foot of the sculpture. How can art catalyze change?: For me art is about exploring new ways to perceive and approach life's questions. Art can inspire new non-polarizing ways of activism.
Description:
The monument for okay people is a participatory monument to rewrite the dominant history written about ‘heroes and survivors’. Raised in the geographical center of the Netherlands, it is a monument for the 99%, commemorating unknown heroes, obscure makers, and friends in our collective history. You can nominate people for inclusion on the monument using a form on www.himmelsbach.nl. Every year we add name tiles through ritual placement around the foot of the sculpture. How can art catalyze change?: For me art is about exploring new ways to perceive and approach life's questions. Art can inspire new non-polarizing ways of activism.

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