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In August 2021, the MUARCO project was invited to Valencia. The DeSouza gallery showed a selection of artists under the title “Tierra i Libertad” in the Sporting Club Russafa in Valencia City. The mobile museum showed 130 works by various artists and invited photographers and visitors to the gallery to create additional works of art and integrate them into the exhibition. Over 60 creative people accepted the invitation. The results are summarized in a documentation (PDF). In this third MUARCO exhibition, too, the visitors reacted very positively to the offer to become active themselves. The power of social sculpture shapes reality and assures the participants of their own creative energy. More than three quarters of the participants confidently left not only a work but also names and contact offers. A selection of these new artworks will be seen in the next public event of MUARCO. Credits:Thanks to all creative visitors…

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This is a story about space and freedom. It is a story about the people who facilitate and maintain such a space. It is a story about the relation and dependence between a free space to try – and even fail – and freedom and libery. It is a story of the hosue of the dragon, the exhibitions, the workshops, the guests, the community and even the harsh reality. It is also a story about an exhibition which will take place in S.C.R. Gallery in Valencia in August 2021. And it is a story about YOU, if you like. These spaces are alll around us, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden. In the following selection i browse thorugh some spcaes and touch some amazing lifes of citizens on my way, who are engaged in working for such spaces and liberty. Pere Vidal is running a fantastic space in Valls near Tarragona. He…

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The role of contemporary art in the intermingling of cultures in times of the Great Migration We are living in contemporary times, as ever. In these times of reconstruction we experience a movement of people in Europe and abroad. Some people are on their way from the North to the South, from the West to the East. They give political reasons. Some people are on the way from Southeast to Northwest. They give political reasons. And politics means hunger, fear or danger to life. In 2011 – 10th anniversary – i started the project artsurprise.eu. My first series was about masterpieces of a pilgrim, a collage based on papers on the way of my life. These papers describe my path in life, have accompanied me to a certain extent, and when processed into a collage they become a contemporary document that goes beyond me and my little life as an…

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Hola, (mas abajo en ingles…) mi nombre es juan, soy un artista contemporáneo que vive en españa y alemania y visitaré la ciudad de valencia – rusafa – el próximo jueves. Me dedico a diversos proyectos de arte nacionales e internacionales y busco artistas profesionales contemporáneos en la región.No quiero spam, ni vender u ofrecer nada más que un interés honesto en desarrollar proyectos que conduzcan a entornos sociales y pacíficos en el futuro y que permitan a los artistas sobrevivir en un futuro próximo en las condiciones de la sociedad.te ofrezco estas opciones para contactarme:– responder a este correo– use el telegrama +49 16099131933– reúnase conmigo y mis amigos en persona en rusafa el 27 de mayo.– Encuéntrame en nuestra residencia y galería de artistas en 12578 cervera del maestre, castellon el 29 de mayo entre las 10.00 y las 14.00 h.– encuéntrame en zoom el 29 de mayo a…

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As an european artist in pandemic times i have to re – think new aims and goals of contemporary art. Surrounded by agony and fear, by obedience and violence, i have to question my ideas, plans and strategies in art production , – distribution and – marketing. I do not want to line up with those, who dream from returning to the before. The past moved us into or NOW! and i do not want to repeat history. This article is about a new field of contemporary social art, driven by coding in PHP, a common programming language for web server based algorithm and logic. I am designing a tool to aviod SPAM and to protect WORDPRESS installations. You can activly support me to reach the goal, to give a useful tool to more than 20 Million website admins – for free! The article is also about the starting point…

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The installation “promise of the tongue” was should first time in a group exhibition in Siegburg (Germany), later in the north of Germany (Kulturelle Landpartie) and in Spain.The artwork was part of a larger installation with several paintings and combined with a sound installation and a webcam to document the movement of the visitors inside a labyrinth. More detailed information on the artist website. As an artist i work in collaboration with the audience. The capacity to receive any information is based on basic skills to decode, trained in sozio-cultural environments. The research of the process of perception occupies a large space in my art. This work is one of the few still available works from the first installations in this series. Further links: Saatchi Online | DeSouza |

MUARCO is a miniaturized version of a modular exhibition space, which contains hundreds or more art works – depending on the configuration – in the size of 8 per 5 cm (leaflet for decision-makers,PDF). In 2020 i was invited to participate in an group exhibition of DeSouza Gallery in Spain. As an conceptual artist working in the field of social sculpturing i was highly affected by lock down and the shift in social realities in nearly all societies worldwide. Not only, that most of my colleagues are not allowed to perform any more, even cultural spaces like galleries, museums, exhibition and concert halls are affected. I could not follow my friends thoughts and was not able to imagine a back to normal and i started to calculate the impact and the consequences for individuals and entries as well. MUARCO – the exhibition in the museum in the exhibition – addresses…

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The Official Inner City Map of Atlantis is exhibited the first time as part of a the social sculpture “the exhibition in the museum in the exhibition” in the medieval Ermita de San Sebastia in the village of Cervera del Maestre (Castellon, Spain), as part of a group exhibition of DeSouzaGallery. The Inner City Map is represented by 3 first artist proof multiples (1-1-1, 1-1-2, 1-1-3) in the size of series of the social sculpture artsurprise. Each multiple shows a specific aspect of the Inner City of Atlantis. The first map is giving orientation to reach Famous Monuments. The second map shows the most important Contemporary Art Galleries and the third Best Museums and Art Spaces. A limited series of these first three maps will be available soon – please contact DeSouza Gallery for details.

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…

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