Exhibitions News

POP UP IN SPAIN – Exhibition – Performance

POP UP in Spain

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 Exhibitions


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

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MIGRATION – european art in times of reconstruction

migration- european art in the house of the dragon

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

Artsurprise Exhibitions

New location in Germany for Artsurprise


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

Artsurprise Exhibitions

New location – ARTSURPRISE in the pumping station in Siegburg near Cologne


The social sculpture ARTSURPRISE open a new point of sale in the gallery PUMPWERK, one of the important art hot spots in the region Rhein Sieg near Cologne and Bonn. The gallery shows experimental and contemporary art in a old pumping station of the town Siegburg.

Links : ARTSURPRISE | Pumpwerk Siegburg | Arte.TV