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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The Ark
by Maria Proshkovska Andriy Lobov
Category: open category
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Title:
The Ark

Author:
Maria Proshkovska Andriy Lobov

Category:
open category

Description:
For many thousands of years humanity invented different ways to protect itself from the danger around it diseases, wild animals and weather conditions. We have achieved great success and at the same time destroyed a lot. If we imagine a great flood, should exist as human appear in the future? And who will be responsible for it? Every second we are moving from the past to the future and the artist constantly asks himself: should we, people, defend ourselves from the world or need to protect this world from ourselves? The artist tries to understand what to do by putting himself in a plastic bag without access to the air, having built the shell between herself and the world around her. Watching how pulse increases, how the of health changes and fear appears, the artist notices that nothing has changed in the world.
Description:
For many thousands of years humanity invented different ways to protect itself from the danger around it diseases, wild animals and weather conditions. We have achieved great success and at the same time destroyed a lot. If we imagine a great flood, should exist as human appear in the future? And who will be responsible for it? Every second we are moving from the past to the future and the artist constantly asks himself: should we, people, defend ourselves from the world or need to protect this world from ourselves? The artist tries to understand what to do by putting himself in a plastic bag without access to the air, having built the shell between herself and the world around her. Watching how pulse increases, how the of health changes and fear appears, the artist notices that nothing has changed in the world.

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