PINK SILENCE is the winner of the Social Art Award 2019!

Great news to announce! 2020 has started brilliantly because Social Sculpture has been chosen as the winner of the Social Art Award 2019! A ten-member international jury consisting of curators*, artists* and scientists* selected PINK SILENCE from the 558 entries submitted from around the world as extremely socially relevant and artistically valuable work. The Social Art Award honors art that aims to social change by questioning existing systems and paradigms with the intention of rethinking. They are: Can art be a catalyst for change? Artists are understood as visionaries, utopians, agents of change with the ability to influence society by creating emotionally compelling experiences.

The prize is awarded under the patronage of the Institute for Art and Innovation, which specializes in facilitating targeted interventions at the interface of art, science, and technology in order to bring about positive change.

Pink Silence | Winner of the Social Art Award 2019

The contest

The contest was divided into two phases: An online voting made PINK SILENCE quickly visible via a high click rate and moved into the TOP 10 with a total of 2846 votes! This first competition phase also influenced the shortlist 2019 for the upcoming publication of the Institute for Art and Innovation. In the second phase, the international ten-member jury decided on the winner of the award – PINK SILENCE was chosen!

Award ceremony in April 2020 in Berlin

There will be a big prize-giving ceremony including a program in April 2020. All winners and jurors will get together in an exhibition to report more about the works and projects. The focus of the award ceremony will be on the artists’ concerns. The works and their publication will then be exhibited in selected galleries worldwide.
The official announcement of the event including invitations will follow soon!
Stay tuned and connected, Bogna

The idea behind “Social Sculpture”

In November 2019 Radio Weser Studio Bremerhaven hosted North Germanys first TEDx event. It was my priviledge to present Social Sculpture to a diverse and receptive audience. Here, past projects were presented alongside developing ideas. It was unbelievable!
The studio auditorium was completely sold out. I had the feeling that the TEDx format attracted a new, innovation-oriented audience. We even had guest travel from Hamburg, Bremen and Kiel.  And that on a rainy Sunday!

TEDx Bremerhaven | The transformative Powers of Social Sculpture

Innovation from Northern Germany

A total of 7 speakers presented in diverse fields such as marine biology, urban planning, and psychological coaching of taboo subjects. Each Speaker presented their current projects and research in a max. 18 min speech. The talks were selected and presented according to the TED guidelines from the areas T=Technology, E=Education & D=DesignSocial Sculpture is to be understood under the aspect of design.

The introduction to my talk was a short imaginative game with the aim to sensitize the audience to a certain topic, more precisely: Who is visible in our society and who is not? It was important to me to approach the question openly in order to show that expressed creativity in artistic projects can offer solutions for social future questions and problems. But this requires a restoration of the playful child that hidden in every adult.
In a second step, I presented the international projects SMILE and PINK SILENCE for clarification, preceded by a brief presentation of the artist Joseph Beuys, who established the term “social sculpture” in the 1960s. The theory influenced by anthroposophy states that every human being can contribute to the well-being of the community through creative action and thus have a plasticizing effect on society.
The focus in my TEDx talk is the human being who grows through art and creative work. Be it on the level of his development as a social being as well as in the materialization of his creativity for social co-existence. Because each of us is creatively active, whether as a painter, author, cook or gardener… and artistic as well as creative work are always to be understood as dialogue, never as a monologue.

So proud to be part of this movement! Stay tuned, Bogna