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art of bread

bread of the artist - prototypes of different cereals

bread of the artist – prototypes of different cereals

the bread of the artist

In 2016 the conceptual artist Juan Petry started a project around bread in Castellon (Spain).

“As part of my german roots i was growing up in Cologne, a capital of art and culture in Germany. In this country we have a lot of different types of bread. If we went into a normal bakery you could select between more than 30 types of bread normaly, sometimes they offer more than 100 individual variations (Juan Petry).”

Many foreigners and even spanish people with some knowledge about this country of bread would like to have the chance to get such a bread here in spain. The local oeconomic situation is worst for all. Petry decide to promote and help to develop a network between customers and producers of bread, as a social sculpture and itself a social intervention and art work.

In May 2016 he will publish the first joint-venture in art with the local bakery in Cervera del Maestre. This will give local people, gastronomy and hotels access to his bread: “El  drac – pan de artistas“.



fresh and clean water from one of the last open fountaines in the area of Cervera del Maestre – Font Sant Vincente – Traiguera

The ingredients for this bread are high quality plants from the region of Tarragona (spelled, rye, corn, potato). All is local and bio! We us fresh clear water from a local fontaine.

The bread will be availible in the local bakery of Cervera del Maestre (every friday) and in selected places around in the Baix Maestrat.

More information here .


art on the road 4 – a trip to the south

open call for creatives

open call for creatives

Juan Petry – conceptual artist – invites creative people to join him on the way to the south. If you like to have a break, if you want to change your life, if you need new input and if you like to meet nice poeple on the way, apply here and now

Natural farming – hommage for Masanobu Fukuoka

Xavier - wwoofer from Barcelona - formed some clay seed balls

Xavier – wwoofer from Barcelona – formed some clay seed balls

CASAdelDRAGON develop the sculpture garden in some areas by using do-nothing-agriculture, designed and developed by Masanobu Fukuoka.

As part of the socio cultural activities we formed with local clay seed bombs (pumpkin, tomato, beans, paprika) and invited the wwoofers throwing them on unused terraces in the garden.


Xavier - wwoofer from Barcelona - formed some clay seed balls

Juan Petry watered the balls and throw them in the garden area

To start the process of germination we watered the balls before.


The eagle has landed - one clay seed ball - broken and ready to start the germination

The eagle has landed – one clay seed ball – broken and ready to start the germination

In a first session in mid april 2016 we distributed more than 50 seed bombs in an area of 400 sqaure meters on the lower area of the sculpture garden. We marked some places and we will monitor and document the results here in the blog.

More about Masanobu Fukuokanatural farming – permaculture – guerrilla gardening


Gallery Luzia Sassen presents international artists


Adelka John & Juan Petry – auf kurzem Weg!

Opening 20.04.2016 – 6 p.m.

Luxemburger Strasse 345, 50939 Köln (Cologne) Germany

including a life music performance of Ibrahim Almeslat (composer, musician, political activist from syria)

free entrance – limited places – come to this event and show the power of amazing citizens in civil wars!

more information : gallery webiste

the art of loving – contemporary artists as amazing citizens

Since 5 years the german art couple nicole bartel and rolf habel performe “LOVE” in Rheinbach near Bonn/Cologne in Germany in the famous glaspavillon.

The fantastic mix of art, show, performance, dance, theatre and installation attrack more and more people every year. its also a nice comming-together of contemporary artists and ends-up a lot of times with jam-sessions in the night.

Many other projects are born and designed at that place and for this bartel and habel are holding the key of contemporary art at its best since years.

Next opening 07 of may in Rheinbach. More Information on Facebook and on the website.



OPEN CALL – Rheinbach 2016 – culture open the world


By the 5th aniversary the project Fortune/Love confirm this:
cultural worlds, promotes interest in new, is communication and expression in community and keeps us all alive!

When drawing, graphics, painting, illustration, text, phrases, collage, digital art etc …
max. Din A 4, (incl. name, title, homepage), the idea is to print all digital posts on tracing paper, to present it as a NETWORK SETUP in the pavilion for 5th anniversary!

POSTS PLEASE HERE LOT, thinking of the resolution, 200 dpi !!!

In addition there are still 5 glass display cases as EXHIBITION space POSSIBILITY for any kind of art available, the 160 square meter glass area provide a wonderful sound for voice and music, workshop and stage is in a special atmosphere, ACTION, IDEAS, WELCOME! JOIN US!

7 to 29 May 2016 Thursday to Sunday from 16 hours, for children and adults, across generations, for free
Glass Pavilion Rheinbach, at the Glass School 4,
53359 Rheinbach
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The nationwide initiative “Culture Opens Worlds” clearly shows how cultural workers and institutions get involved in cultural participation. The focus is on planning, implementation and communication of cultural activities for people of all ages, regardless of their social situation, an impairment or their ethnic origin. In the week of action from
21 to 29 May 2016 making actors from federal, state and local cultural diversity of their region experienced. On the Internet portal participating actors are presented and reflected from April 2016 Best-practice examples. “Culture Opens Worlds” is a joint initiative of federal, state and local authorities, artistic confederations and actors from civil society. The network young ears is the nationwide coordinating body. The House of World Cultures is responsible for the Internet portal The initiative “Culture Opens Worlds” is sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.

open call for artists – exhibit in a gallery in germany

Broken Words are broken words, neologisms & word fragments … imaginary, spelled, choked,
screamed words … words of feeling, the brainwaves, the fragments of memory … the words
art, poetry, politics and history, fantastic … how radical, tender as devastating, clear as

„option.265“ – Kunstraum
Martina Unterharnscheidt
Johannes.Kepler.Straße 19
53902 Bad Münstereifel.Effelsberg

offers you to apply for free to exhibit under these conditions in germany in this gallery space. Read more (pdf, german).


CASAdelDRAGON – sustainability includes recycling

the recycling stock - bottles - looking for more !!!

the recycling stock – bottles – looking for more !!!

The color garden project implies a lot of different activities. We prepared a place to collect and guard second hand material. Every guest of the house of the dragon and the color garden is welcome to donate some empty glas bottles of beer, wine and water. We will hem use later in walls (as a part of installation and sculptures).

It is highly desirable that guests will bring such material to the garden directly.


the recycling stock - wood - bottles - ceramics - big packs - metal

the recycling stock – wood – bottles – ceramics – big packs – metal

Also we are looking for every stuff useful for construction, like iron, metal, and especially ceramics. If you have some lonelytiles ceramic stones in your garage, carry them to the color garden and enjoy them taking place in one of the sculptures there.

We need also: stainless steel sinks, old bicycles, wheelbarrows, gardening tools, ladders.

new bio is local – fruits out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

new "bio" is "local" - fruits and vegetables out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

new “bio” is “local” – fruits and vegetables out of the color garden of CASAdelDRAGON

“The new bio is local”. Under this term the artist residence and think tank CASAdelDRAGON develop the color garden and its plants. “We are happy to discover the way of transforming chemical treated farmland into high quality soil. Its an amazing story based on several friends, supporters and woofers in the last 2 years, to get such nice results. (Juan Petry)”

The eco garden is part of the local activities of the artist residence CASAdelDRAGON. It is an advantage for visitors and guests, because they will reap and eat these salads, fruits and vegetables.

“Amazing to see what we get in early spring ot of this art garden, the local microclima is so nice and offers so many variations of consumable plants.”

If you want to know more about the residence program, the exhibition activities or social cultural events follow the links. Have also a look at the webpage of the free university of informal education, another social sculpture and cultural movement in conjunction with the house of the dragon.

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state of affairs – the open kitchen project – CASAdelDRAGON

moving the material (20 to till now)

moving the material (20 to till now)

As part of the activities in the color garden we started to build the open kitchen. This social plastic, itself an artwork and sculpture, will host an open kitchen and an oven to cook for wwoofer and other willing helper and supporter in the garden area.


a living shuttering build with natural stones

a living shuttering build with natural stones

After starting with three lines of deep foundation we build the living shuttering (living in that case means, that it becomes part of the surface of the buildung).


concrete platform and first walls with glas bottles

concrete platform and first walls with glas bottles

Moving more than 8 to of sand, gravel, water and natural stones we finished the platform of contrete and started with first walls. The glas bottles are used to give some light inside the sculpture.

two strong workers are putting the first stones

two strong workers are putting the first stones

Under supervision from Che his mother placed some concrete blocks in the right positions. The excavator is not needed…


basement of the oven and kitchenette done by claystones

basement of the oven and kitchenette done by claystones

The basement of the oven will be used to guard wood and other stuff, the kitchenette will be part of the working area of the open kitchen to handle food and to boil dye plants (to get pigments) and to manufacture natural soap.

natural stones around

natural stones around

One of the most wonderful things for an artist (even if he work in the field of social sculpture) is to work with natural stones. On one hand its a slowly work but you should taste it and you will enjoy the flow (decelerate yourself in times of burn out).

Thanks to Sonia, Che, Mariella, Margret, Noah, Antje, Corinna and Katrin and all the other hard workers to start this project. We will continue…

(March 2016)