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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Today's Lesson
by Mary Rouncefield
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Title:
Today's Lesson

Author:
Mary Rouncefield

Category:
open category

Description:
We tend to take it for granted that school should be a place of safety, learning and fulfilment. However, recent times have seen an increase in the numbers of children shot and killed at school in countries all around the globe. Children may also face being forced to carry arms as child soldiers. Include on the foot-rest is an image of the oxymoron ‘peacekeeper’ missile. The images are drawn on exercise book paper as if taken from a pupil’s school project. Ink drawings on exercise book paper, laminated onto found wooden desk h 68cm w 100cm d 45cm. How can art catalyze change?: Art can make people think by confronting the viewer withchallenging ideas, discordant images, things that do not normally 'go together'. Then they may think; Why did the artist do this?
Description:
We tend to take it for granted that school should be a place of safety, learning and fulfilment. However, recent times have seen an increase in the numbers of children shot and killed at school in countries all around the globe. Children may also face being forced to carry arms as child soldiers. Include on the foot-rest is an image of the oxymoron ‘peacekeeper’ missile. The images are drawn on exercise book paper as if taken from a pupil’s school project. Ink drawings on exercise book paper, laminated onto found wooden desk h 68cm w 100cm d 45cm. How can art catalyze change?: Art can make people think by confronting the viewer withchallenging ideas, discordant images, things that do not normally 'go together'. Then they may think; Why did the artist do this?

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