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 Jaroslawski (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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Sibir
by Olga Bobkova
Category: open category
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Title:
Sibir

Author:
Olga Bobkova

Category:
open category

Description:
My name comes from the name of Volga River, which felt the smell of Siberian fires. Fires destroyed not only forests, they drove people out and set alarms in our minds. Project Objectives: Siberian fires were the result of the immoral behavior of the villains covering the criminals who destroy forests for personal profit. To hide their crimes they make fires, but fires destroy animals and birds nests. Smoke covered almost the half of our country and millions of Russians, including old people and children, suffered. Therefore, the first goal of my Performance is to draw attention to this problem and organize people to protect our life, health and our Nature. This year fires burned Siberian forests and undermined the credibility of government authorities. This story revealed that there are only ten aircrafts capable to fight fires ( this information is taken from official sources and it could be no more than three planes in reality). Now everyone understands there is not enough equipment to fight fires in Russia. The second goal of this performance is to raise money in order to buy or lease new Amphibian plane, which will be constantly on duty. The planet is being modified with the help of five participants, losing the visual beauty of the natural landscape.
Description:
My name comes from the name of Volga River, which felt the smell of Siberian fires. Fires destroyed not only forests, they drove people out and set alarms in our minds. Project Objectives: Siberian fires were the result of the immoral behavior of the villains covering the criminals who destroy forests for personal profit. To hide their crimes they make fires, but fires destroy animals and birds nests. Smoke covered almost the half of our country and millions of Russians, including old people and children, suffered. Therefore, the first goal of my Performance is to draw attention to this problem and organize people to protect our life, health and our Nature. This year fires burned Siberian forests and undermined the credibility of government authorities. This story revealed that there are only ten aircrafts capable to fight fires ( this information is taken from official sources and it could be no more than three planes in reality). Now everyone understands there is not enough equipment to fight fires in Russia. The second goal of this performance is to raise money in order to buy or lease new Amphibian plane, which will be constantly on duty. The planet is being modified with the help of five participants, losing the visual beauty of the natural landscape.

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