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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حطّ حالك محلّن (Put Yourself in Their...
by Melinda Mouzannar
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Title:
حطّ حالك محلّن (Put Yourself in Their...

Author:
Melinda Mouzannar

Category:
open category

Description:
The three illustrations are titled "حطّ حالك محلّن" which translates to "Put Yourself in Their Shoes". The artist's purpose was to make the leaders, as well as their followers, visualize themselves living different lives; the lives of the thousands of people who have been on the streets protesting for their basic rights, fighting in their own way against corruption. How would they feel if their own kids were at stake? How would they feel if the only bed or shelter they had was on the waste-ridden pavements? How would they feel if they were given orders to stand against their own people and families, siding with the corrupt? Sometimes all you need is to see things from an unfamiliar perspective in order to feel a sense of humanity towards others.
Description:
The three illustrations are titled "حطّ حالك محلّن" which translates to "Put Yourself in Their Shoes". The artist's purpose was to make the leaders, as well as their followers, visualize themselves living different lives; the lives of the thousands of people who have been on the streets protesting for their basic rights, fighting in their own way against corruption. How would they feel if their own kids were at stake? How would they feel if the only bed or shelter they had was on the waste-ridden pavements? How would they feel if they were given orders to stand against their own people and families, siding with the corrupt? Sometimes all you need is to see things from an unfamiliar perspective in order to feel a sense of humanity towards others.

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