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Social art comes on the way. The work belongs to a group of works that is oriented towards social interaction in public spaces called #buenavistacervera. From autumn 2024, many of these sculptures will be installed in public spaces in Europe. The sculpture is made out of pallet wood and therfore – in respect to nature – recycled. These sculptures will be placed in public spaces to invite random people passing by to take a seat, to relax and to enjoy a nice view. Each sculpture contains an invitation to “inter-act”. The work is a bench to sit on and at the same time a place where messages can be exchanged. Users are invited to use the bank for communication. You can leave letters and cards to friends and loved ones. You can motivate others to visit this bank (geo-tagging), search for messages or place additional messages yourself. The sculpture is…

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In May 2024, young people and adults from Moldova, Romania, Spain and visitors from other European countries created a white dragon in Cervera del Maestre.The dragon can be found on a concrete wall in a playground in the middle of the village near the agricultural cooperative.Everyone is invited to take a selfie with the dragon and post it on social media until July 7th, 2024. A prize is offered in collaboration with the mayor’s office of Cervera del Maestre. Whoever gets the most likes and shares for their selfie wins. Details here (ESP | ENG – pdf). The story of the youth group’s visit and the story behind the White Dragon can be read here.

While the offerings of religions spread before people, algorithms no longer only haunt customers but also civilians, and the restructuring of the global business model progresses, I would like to remember what gives contemporary art the strength. But freedom is not donated or given to us, freedom is something we have to get, again and again, every day. We should show it in our works. It should be motivating for what we do. Anyone who is not interested in the fears on offer remains with themselves and their power to act and create. Those who remain in love do not exhaust themselves in creative activity. Time passes quickly. The mail art is piling up in the mailbox and the production of new rubber stamps has started. Those who do not have to submit to what makes sense remain free. This is something to celebrate. So on April 24th, 2024 I…

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Mail art artists are constantly working on their art. This is driven by the desire to network through the exchange of contemporary art, to place one’s message and to perceive oneself by reflecting on the impact of one’s own actions.As a mail art artist, I receive works from all over the world. The flow of this contemporary art is a constant one. As an artist, my options are limited. That’s why I’m handing over all (!) preserved works to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUARCO). As an innovative contemporary participant in the art scene, this museum has chosen a special way to develop its archive. It gives away this art. In connection with mail art campaigns by contemporary artists, the works are distributed to people who are interested in contemporary art in general and in mail art in particular.The mail art scene delights in the constant repetition of the mantra:…

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Open Call for all creative people! Send a piece of art in the size of DIN A5 and one piece of art in the exact size of 85mm x 55mm (portrait) on paper to CASAdelDRAGON, Las Parras 19, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain – Deadline 30. October 2023. The subject of the exhibition and thus also the subject of the work to be submitted is the homage to a family member who died in 2023. So if you lost a person from your close or extended family circle this year and would like to create a work in the sense of an artistic statement in memory of this person, you are cordially invited to send this work. The following applies: no fees, no curator, no returns. However, EXCLUSIVELY artists with two submitted works can participate, one in DINA A5 and one with the exact dimensions 85×55 mm. The small…

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This is a story inside a story inside a story inside a story. And i am so sorry. You have to read it till the end, to get it all…enjoy! Every story begins with ourselves. Even when we are listening to another telling us their story, we are surrounded by our interpretation of their story. The only thing we can comprehend is our own imagination, our thoughts. Maybe your story starts like this: You look at your smartphone. You have read a text, found and used a QR code, and now you are interested to see what kind of story it is. And at the same time the other stories of your life are pushing into your consciousness and struggling for attention. So it is important to assess whether you want to stay with this story or rather switch to the next one. You scroll a bit to estimate how…

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Whenever people experience themselves in social art projects, they experience the – common – moment of doing, of action. Then they connect the work with what they have experienced themselves. One’s own action is perceived as spontaneous, direct and immediate. Attention is focused on the moment.Nevertheless, there is always a story before the story, a story of the idea, the concept, the preparation.This is the story of the preparation of the series “ARTEFACT – WE ACT DADA 2023” for the art project ARTSURPRISE. The story begins in spring 2023 with a call from a dispatcher at a wood processing company. He asks if there is interest in a larger quantity of prefabricated olive wood sticks. A customer dropped out and now you have this batch in stock.At the same time, there was the concept of a series of stamps that should be conveyed to people interested in art via ARTSURPRISE.…

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Imagine you get a letter, a real letter, delivered by a postman, like a hundred years ago. You feel the paper, the weight, you look at the envelope, the sender. There is a person, somewhere, who has thought of you, who has done physical work, designed an envelope, put together a content. There is a message for you! There might be something written on a piece of paper, black and white, almost like it was carved in stone. A commitment to communicate with you. There is anticipation when opening. The surprise when discovering the content, your eyes fly over the text, the drawings. You read. you read again You think of the person who wrote to you, of the distance. And you feel connected. About space and time. Around 1910, artists in Europe began to write letters to each other. Directly from artist to artist. The letters contained messages, small…

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exhibition 24.03.2023 – 15-04.2023opening 24.03.2023 – 8pm Location: CASAdelDRAGON, Las Parras 19, 12578 Cervera del Maestre, Castellon, Spain speak! Whoever speaks in times of fear wins! Communication is more important than ever. When contemporary art is a beacon, facilitating navigation on unknown shores, then it speaks to us. Art has something to say. It’s her job to say something. And in their elegance lies the beauty. Good art strives towards culture, without pressure. She is taken in and does not defend herself. She just allows it. Contemporary art gives you the space, use it: speak! ¡hablar! ¡Quien habla en tiempos de miedo gana! La comunicación es más importante que nunca. Cuando el arte contemporáneo es un faro que facilita la navegación en costas desconocidas, entonces nos habla. El arte tiene algo que decir. Es su trabajo decir algo. Y en su elegancia reside la belleza. El buen arte se esfuerza…

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The intention and task of MUARCO is to question the current and future contemporary role of the museum as an institution for the preservation and dissemination of culture in a society and to offer new impulses to formulate adequate answers.While the mobility of the people involved within these institutions is limited and subject to many regulations, art can (almost) ask questions and, above all, try things out. If the museum, created from the cabinets of the nobles and their collections of curiosities, was an expression of power, success, internationality and an expression of cultural dominance, this role also migrated from the hands of the old elites into the hands of the bourgeoisie, which increasingly assumed sovereignty wanted to achieve and manifest via the definition of the respective culture. It quickly became clear that this institution is also wonderfully suited to promoting one’s own private interests. The commercialization of art was…

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