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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)”

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)”

Loveletter mailart project

Love letter mail art project starts now.

As part of the upcoming exhibition in the artist residence Casa del Dragon I invite all creative singles to join a special art event and social sculpture, the love letter mail art project.

love letter mail art

If you are single, if you are creative, draw or paint a front of a post card, add useful information on the back and send it to the house of the dragon in Spain.

We will mount the received post cards in this exhibition and invite singles to have a look on your mail art post card. If they like it and if they want to get in contact with you, they could apply for that, only physically, only in that exhibition. We will collect the applications and send them to you. It will be your decision whether to have contact or not. You will have control. We show only the front of the cards, not the personal info! Enjoy this project. And be part of a worldwide art event.

More information here: loveletter mailart project

artsurprise goes EXTRASCHICHT 2014

Art on the road 2 – contemporary art moving in Europe

art on the road tour 2014

I offered to exchange art with European artists. I published an open call on facebook in my social sculpture group work of art. i am in contact with more than 90 artists and I will meet a lot of them between now and 16.04.2014 (the official end of the tour with the opening of the exhibition in Casa del Dragon, the artist residence in spain).

Links: Tourplan | Facebook | Press-Kit | Casa del Dragon | Press


AtelieramPark – Artsurprise in Gronau


“Von der Rolle” – exhibition – performance – opening – session – 08.02.2014 – 5.30 p.m.

AtelieramPark – Osterbrink 2 – 31028 Gronau

Ruediger Brede, Detlef Bartels and Anke Hoge invited the artists form the European art project ARTSURPRISE.EU to participate in Gronau. As part of the next opening in February they will inaugurate the first vending machine and point of sales in Gronau. With this milestone AtelieramPark gives local access to more than 120 artists from 18 European countries and offers permanently international contemporary art in the region.

Juan Petry will give a short overview about the project and will bring along a special. He invited more than 14.000 (!) artists worldwide to send him a short art video under the theme “One important minute”. AtelieramPark will be the first place where, during in the opening on 08.02.2014 the sampler (Video art on USB pen-drive) of this social sculpture will be published inside ARTSURPRISE.EU.

Official invitation > 2014.02.08 Einladung <

The Gallery: | The social sculpture ARTSURPRISE.EU