Category Archives: Exhibitions

solo and group exhibitions

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)”

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

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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

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maju – a culinary journey from adventure to being

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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, luzia.sassen@galerieluziasassen.de

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.

Amazing Citizens in civil wars at affordableartfair Brussels 2015

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AC – Amazing Citizens 4 of 12 – exclusive galerie luzia sassen – aaf brussels 2015

The German galerist Luzia Sassen shows for the first time and exclusively in Belgium a selection of Amazing Citizens (AC) at the affordableartfair in Brussels, one of the leading showcases of contemporary art in Europe | 06.02. – 09.02.2015

afordableartfair brussels | Tour & Taxis | Avenue du Port 86c | B1000 Brussels
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The amazing citizens define an icon of all the civil victims of contemporary violence. The amazing citizens survive with love – in conjunction to their first exhibition in a Spanish museum.

More about these art works ….

 

POP UP IN SPAIN – Exhibition – Performance

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In May 2013 the conceptual artist Juan Petry invited his artist friends and people from the local area in Eastern spain to participate in an action drawing  and poetry event in the house of the dragon, the artist residence in Cervera del Maestre.

 

POP UP in Spain - Poetry in the Casa del Dragon - Spring 2013

POP UP in Spain – Poetry in the Casa del Dragon – Spring 2013

“I invited art lovers and artists to draw together on one table under the theme of the exhibition POP UP IN SPAIN.

I am sure, whenever you give a group a reason to work together, the result has much more value than just the collection of individual works. The process of interaction and doing something in a group creates a new multidimensional expression and gives a relaxed feeling to the participants, since they are not alone responsible for the result.

Links : Pop up in Spain

ARTSURPRISE enter GERSTAECKER STORE in Germany

ARTSURPRISE ENTER Gerstaecker Germany

ARTSURPRISE ENTER Gerstaecker Germany

The open european art project ARTSURPRISE – the fast growing social sculpture – entered the Gerstaecker Store in Eitorf (Germany).

“We want to to to real art places. And this is one of the places, where the artwork starts. We like to meet much more artists for upcomming point of sales ( especially in Berlin and Barcelona ) and we like to meet the professional artists right here (Juan Petry).”

Links: ARTSURPRISE | Point of Sales | Gerstaecker Store

MIGRATION – european art in times of reconstruction

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The fall of the Berlin Wall will be seen in retrospect as the beginning of European Migration. Already in the mid-20th century, the flow of tourists followed the bohemian world to Italy, Greece and Spain. At present, the crisis is reflected by the economic refugees who establish new livelihoods in other European countries.

There are the grandchildren of the first generation of guest-workers, who set off again. Then there are also migrants from neighbouring countries who try their luck in Europe.

This gradual migration of peoples has long begun. It was already anticipated in the last decades by the artists who were able to move more and more freely in Europe after the Second World War and who – working internationally – are always looking for and giving new impetus.

The European Network EL-DRAC – a virtual network of 150 artists from 21 European countries – is an example of this development. More than half of them do not live and work in the country where they were born.

These culture-migrants do not only leave behind old structures. They move and also move others and, by doing so, give something positive to the crisis. They discover opportunities and places; they ask new questions there and thus, at their destination, enhance the variety and richness of European culture. They are contemporaries, they are personalities. The time of migration is also a time of arrival, outside as well as inside.

links : ARTSURPRISE | KünstlerInnen :: Domenech / Goerth / Petry / Ploetz

New location in Germany for Artsurprise

ARTSURPRISE in HENNEF - Germany

ARTSURPRISE in HENNEF – Germany

The social sculpture grows and grows. We opened a new point of sales in the town hall gallery from Hennef, a city near Bonn and Cologne in Germany.

The town major bought the first box out of the redesigned white wurlitzer vending machine. In the reunion with press we focused together with mr. mueller-grote, responsible for public relations and culture, to discover new point of sales in the town twins and to invite more artists of the region.

Links: Hennef – Town Hall Gallery