SOCIAL DADA is an art project with contemporary artists from all over the world and with YOU!
At the end of the last century, a young German, then a student of fine arts, sent a drawing to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The drawing was simple, on an A4 sheet, spontaneous and direct. In the cover letter, the student offered his drawing to the museum as a document of contemporary history, for the archive. It should be a contribution to and evidence of current contemporary art in Europe and as such find its place in the Museum of Modern Art collections. The people in charge of the museum responded very kindly and sent the artwork back. Unfortunately, their archive does not allow for storage. But the young contemporary artist was wished all the best on his creative path. The drawing, the artist’s letter, the reply from the museums management… it’s all together in a showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Nice.
The artist’s name is Josef Beuys.
Now the German-Spanish contemporary artist Juan Petry is setting out again and sending a work of art to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this time a social sculpture and you’re in!
In the MUARCO envelope you will find several small sheets, each with a stamp. The stamps are showing silhouettes of people. Any intervention is allowed as long as your work does not exceed 85 mm x 55 mm (paintings, over paintings, collage, digital processing (and reprinting), punching, embossing, additions….). Keep one of your works with you!
Send the other works in the prepared envelope to CASAdelDRAGON, Las Parras 19, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain.
Your works will be exhibited as part of MUARCO. One of your works is sent to one of the most important galleries in New York, another to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
With your return you accept the conditions of Mail Art: no fees, no returns, no money, no curator!
You will find more information about the project at: https://www.petry.eu/social-dada