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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Sharp garments for desperate shamans
by SANDRA LAPAGE
Category: open category
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Title:
Sharp garments for desperate shamans

Author:
SANDRA LAPAGE

Category:
open category

Description:
Installation view at Museu de Arte de Ribeirao Preto, 2019. Photo @mfroldi Recycled materials (plastic, aluminum coffee capsules and wine bottle seals), copper staples, copper wire, 200x 200x30 | 360x260x40 cm. This series of objects and assemblages created with waste and recycled materials mimick luxury in a dystopian language, revolving around the theme of ecocide and of impending ecological doom, through the cheer overabundance of materials that translate the excesses of consumerist agendas. How can art catalyze change?: The works here presented translate a sense of nonsensical excessiveness in face of environmental devastation and of the ambivalence to science shown by politicians around the world.
Description:
Installation view at Museu de Arte de Ribeirao Preto, 2019. Photo @mfroldi Recycled materials (plastic, aluminum coffee capsules and wine bottle seals), copper staples, copper wire, 200x 200x30 | 360x260x40 cm. This series of objects and assemblages created with waste and recycled materials mimick luxury in a dystopian language, revolving around the theme of ecocide and of impending ecological doom, through the cheer overabundance of materials that translate the excesses of consumerist agendas. How can art catalyze change?: The works here presented translate a sense of nonsensical excessiveness in face of environmental devastation and of the ambivalence to science shown by politicians around the world.

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