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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Trash Reverted
by Clio Squadroni
Category: open category
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Title:
Trash Reverted

Author:
Clio Squadroni

Category:
open category

Description:
Walking through the city, everywhere we look, we are surrounded by pictures representing food. We see them in front of restaurants and bars, passing by shops and supermarkets, and we can eat what we want when we want. All these wonderful food pictures we see around completely disguise the reality behind the food they are displaying: the industrialized food production system is trash. That system, and the food it produces, is terribly exploitative towards people, animals, water and land, and at the same time very unhealthy for everybody consuming it. Those same pictures are also part of the construct that makes us perceive food as a commodity, pushing us almost automatically to enter supermarkets, and, surrounded by tons of products in attractive packages, grab things that we probably don't need, or worse, that we won't eat. Perceiving food just as a good to be bought and consumed makes us waste a lot. However, individual behavior is only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the whole industrial food production system, from farms to fridges, food is trashed. One-third of all the food produced in the world - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - is lost or wasted every year. Food waste is one of the many symptoms of the sick capitalist system we are forced to live in, that tries to maximize as much as possible the profit to be made out of food, instead of seeing it as a biological need of every human. And therefore, as long as we consider food a product for profit and not a human right, we will never solve the problem of food waste.
Once upon a time the food was a precious good, it was conviviality, nourishment, socialization.
 What is eating today and what do we eat? The focus of this project is to to encourage the observer to become fully aware of his food consumption and to shows what can be done with what the system calls “junk”: discarded food, a bit damage or with some imperfections, it is often tossed out despite being still edible.
These pictures expose this contradiction and point out what should really be trashed: the capitalist system and its crazy dynamics. How can art catalyze change?: art catalyses change using truth as a prejudice
Description:
Walking through the city, everywhere we look, we are surrounded by pictures representing food. We see them in front of restaurants and bars, passing by shops and supermarkets, and we can eat what we want when we want. All these wonderful food pictures we see around completely disguise the reality behind the food they are displaying: the industrialized food production system is trash. That system, and the food it produces, is terribly exploitative towards people, animals, water and land, and at the same time very unhealthy for everybody consuming it. Those same pictures are also part of the construct that makes us perceive food as a commodity, pushing us almost automatically to enter supermarkets, and, surrounded by tons of products in attractive packages, grab things that we probably don't need, or worse, that we won't eat. Perceiving food just as a good to be bought and consumed makes us waste a lot. However, individual behavior is only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout the whole industrial food production system, from farms to fridges, food is trashed. One-third of all the food produced in the world - approximately 1.3 billion tonnes - is lost or wasted every year. Food waste is one of the many symptoms of the sick capitalist system we are forced to live in, that tries to maximize as much as possible the profit to be made out of food, instead of seeing it as a biological need of every human. And therefore, as long as we consider food a product for profit and not a human right, we will never solve the problem of food waste.
Once upon a time the food was a precious good, it was conviviality, nourishment, socialization.
 What is eating today and what do we eat? The focus of this project is to to encourage the observer to become fully aware of his food consumption and to shows what can be done with what the system calls “junk”: discarded food, a bit damage or with some imperfections, it is often tossed out despite being still edible.
These pictures expose this contradiction and point out what should really be trashed: the capitalist system and its crazy dynamics. How can art catalyze change?: art catalyses change using truth as a prejudice

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