Uncertainty 2 love – the message of LOVE

“Uncertanty is the space for evolution and the emergent feature of Love.”

I was invited by the organisation of Sant Henri to point out the 25th anniversary with a big performance as part of the auction day. I designed a 3 meter tall sculpture made of wood, paper and saw dust. We placed 52 little ceramic heads inside the sculpture and incinerated it in the evening after the auction. The big sculpture burnt over 5 hours and the 52 ceramic heads were covered with ashes and grime in the process of the sculptures destruction. These 52 heads where designed by an French artist.

Many years later I was invited by the dutch artist Arlo Laibowitz to burn my own sculptures out of his big installation.

Arlo created out of hundreds of canyas pieces and thousands of knots a giant  anatomic heart in the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON in Spain. In 30.12.2018 he burned it in a little ceremony. For Arlo it was a mental challenge to let things go away and for me it was a challenge to realise a new social art project. To reroute the energy from a burning sculpture and its destruction into a collection of ceramic new art pieces and spreading them all over the world with the most important message in my life: give love. I am happy that you are holding one of the 136 original pieces we get out of the ash after 3 days of burning. Give it to a person you are in love with or hold it as a symbol of your love for somebody.

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All about Love – CASAdelDRAGON – 12 January 2019 – Opening 19 hrs

All about Love – social sculptures between Bahrain and Brasil

What else counts in times of reconstruction than L.O.V.E. ? The european artist Juan Petry invites in the gallery of the CASAdelDRAGON in Cervera del Maestre and shows a selection of artworks created from creatives from Bahrain, Brasil and many other countries.

All artworks are available, but not for FIAT money! If you want to buy one of this artworks you have to donate some social activities (like planting a tree, a lecture, a live music gig – details in the very special price list).

Opening: 12 of January 2019 – 19 hrs

Location: CASAdelDRAGON, Calle Las Parras 19, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain

Entrance free

“My life is full of nice people, beautiful and intelligent minds, international creatives and social  heros. We share the idea of L.O.V.E. as the most important and powerful tool to establish sustainable connections between humans and to explore an alternative and peaceful life. I invite some of them to paint with me in a group session based on the theme “All about Love”. I painted together with creatives from Bahrain, Brasil, France, Germany, Spain and many other countries. Every author contributed to the artworks being aware about all types, targets, ways, manifestations and explorarions of L.O.V.E. So for everybody – including myself – it is a journey to the own inner world, to the own heart, to be aware about the beloved other… (Juan Petry, winter 2018)”

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de Copii din Ciocanesti – featured by lifebusteR

Raum für die Kunst shows “De Copii din Ciocanesti” – a very special exhibition for the kids of Ciocanesti, featured by lifebusteR (art collective).

30.09.2018 – 11 hrs – Gerressener Strasse 21 – 51570 Windeck

Artworks substription available soon – Save 50% NOW (>>>discount<<< till 29.09.2018 10 am)

Call hotline for exclusive information +49 160 99131933 (or whatsapp)

One work is available in an Ebay – Auction till 29.09.2018 – submit your offer now!


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The Ray of Hope – light sculptures – Colorgarden Cervera del Maestre

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AMAL – social art exhibition CASAdelDRAGON

exhibition 05.08.2018 -15.09.2018

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xTalk – Beuys 4.0 contemporary social sculpture in times of reconstruction

Gallery Luzia Sassen 2017

As part of a new series of performances (xTALK) Juan Petry talked about new contemporary art projects in the field of social sculptures. Invited and realized by the gallery Luzia Sassen in her location in Cologne he talked about the artist Beuys, his fundamental theoretical concepts and happenings.

“Beuys opened a wide door for contemporary artists and 31 years after his dead its time to pass this door and explore, what is possible behind. Its time to evaluate new materials to draw and paint, like social networks, programming and other integrated technologies. (Petry)”

Artsurprise Exhibitions News Open Calls

Art on the road 4 – from Cologne via Berlin to Barcelone



Art on the road is an open concept of moving the people. I am looking for open minded powerful and creative people who want to join me on a trip from Cologne to Barcelona. You could meet me for a cup of coffee on the way, you could meet me for a day in your area or you could join me (one place in the car is free) on some parts of the travel. The goal is to enjoy european art and culture, meet nice friends on the way and discover contemporary art.

In June 2016 we will inaugurate an exhibition in the gallery of the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON in spain (documentation of this trip).

Tour plan:

30.04.2016 – 10 am – Leipzig Mitte HBF – round table “living communities”
30.04.2016 – 7 pm – Eibenstock – round table “artsurprise”
01.05.2016 – 2 pm – Eibenstock – inauguration new point of sales “artsurprise”
01.05.2016 – 3 pm – Eibenstock – round table “living communities”
02.05.2016 – 8 pm – Berlin Mitte – Weinerei – round table “artsurprise”
06.05.2016 – 1 pm – Halle – round table “artsurprise”
08.05.2016 – 1 pm – Hannover – working with the bees – “natural farming, culture, art”
09.05.2016 – 1 pm – Hannover – dye garden – spiral of colors – natural farming
10.05.2016 – 1 pm – Hannover – SofaLoft – round table “artsurprise”
10.05.2016 – 7 pm – Hannover – interview with Evelyn S. – “now – the moment of innocence”
14.05.2016 – 11 am – Windeck – round table “living communities”
15.05.2016 – 6 pm – syrian folk meets art and performance in Rheinbach
17.05.2016 – 6 pm – Marseille – round table “artsurprise”
19.05.2016 – 6 pm – Quillan (Aude,FR) – round table “living communities”
20.05.2016 – 6 pm – Girona (CAT) – round table “living communities”
21.05.2016 – 6 pm – Cervera del Maestre – Dinner with the artist

Fill out the form below. Add you cell phone for quick reply. I will start in 29.04.2016 in Cologne. Publish this open call in your social media networks. Apply now!


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maju – a culinary journey from adventure to being


Dinner & Art: Saturday 24. April 20167.00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A 6-course menu and 12 stories about art and food – in conjunction with the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON in Spain
Location: galerie luzia sassen | Schönecker Weg 5 | 51570 Windeck (NRW / Germany)

Dinner & Art: Tuesday 26. April 20167.00 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A 6-course menu and 12 stories about art and food – in conjunction with the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON in Spain
Location: galerie luzia sassen | Luxembuerger Str. 345 | 50939 Köln (Cologne / Germany)

limited number of participants – attendance by invitation only –  booking exclusively here: Luxemburger Str. 345, 50939 Köln, Tel.: +49 (0) 2248 – 44 53 45, Fax: +49 (0) 2248 – 44 53 46,

maju is time for love of pleasuremaju is a culinary journey from adventure to being. maju combines 12 stories about art and cuisine with a unique delight for your taste buds and heartmaju combines exquisite dishes made from carefully selected ingredients with the presentation of curated art works. Be part of a unique experience!

Mariella cooks with ingredients from the garden of colours (Jardi de Colors laboratori de artistas, project of UNIEE – free university of informal education, Castellon, Spain). Juan talks about art and natural food on the road to the social sculpture CASAdelDRAGON.

Exhibitions News

First opening of Luzia Sassen Gallery in Cologne


First Opening of galerie luzia sassen in Cologne

Opening: Saturday 13. Juni 2015 – 12.00 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Exhibition: 14.06. bis 15.08.2015
Location: galerie luzia sassen | Luxembuerger Str. 345 | 50939 Köln (Cologne / Germany)



social matrix and virtual reality

title image of a group in fb – one social media network of the past

At the beginning of 2015 I was admin of some groups in social networks. When I had started these activities earlier, I was looking for a channel to transform virtual attention into real benefit for the members (of these groups) and for myself.

I spent some hours per week in managing the groups and calculated the ROI (return of investment). I did not really hit that point. 🙂

At the same time I was (and still am) also responsible for a dye garden project in Spain and a project called “jardin de colores – laboratorio de artistas” – an open garden for free people like Epicur’s garden.

As part of these activities I founded UNIIE – the Free University of Informal Education. The campus of this university is that garden space in Spain.

I decided to ask my personal friends in the social networks for a donation. Some of them – a few – donated a little money. The amount was nearly 40% of what I paid for a caravan to host people for free. Most of the so-called “social media friends” did not react or donate.

After writing more than 1500 personal mails, my account was limited by some social networks and they rerouted my friends to a page which informed them about an alleged risk if they followed the link to my website. All my personal links are blocked now if I try to use them in my personal and private (?) communication via the social media network…

Of course, I didn’ t pay for ads and I used the tools of the social media. My target is to found and develop a free space for free thinkers, a place of peace and freedom. After all, using this social network was not useful for that purpose.

If you are NOT afraid, you can follow this link. And sorry, you can’ t give me a L**E for that, but you can give and receive LOVE, if you join the movement of UNIIE.