This exhibition shows artworks from Grit, Antje, Arlo and Juan and many other creatives in Europe. All these creatives are related to CASAdelDRAGON and our cultural activities in Europe.
Many thanks to Antje for supporting our activities in Cervera del Maestre.
And many many many thanks to Arlo for the great performance on 30.12. last year in the Color garden.
In 2018 CASAdelDRAGON exhibited artworks under special conditions. We mounted white canvas without any artistic intervention, just as a hint to an artwork which will be created in the future. There was nothing to see, but a lot to imagine. And we found customers willing to pay for a work which even didn’t exist at that time. On top instead of an ordinary pricelist we published a list of points for social activities. If an art lover like to “buy” an artwork (s)he has to apply for it by paying a “future” of 2 points to reserve the artwork and later (s)he has to pay the price in social art activities.
Planting a tree, organizing a catering for a student’s group or other activities where priced in “points”.
With this exhibition we questioned the value of FIAT money in general and further we gave a light to the circumstances of our social experiment familiafeliz and its implications.
We are surrounded by people who like our activities but we do not serve products and we do not charge money for this. Some are thinking we need money, but in fact we need other people who want to develop this social space with us. So money counts, even in our world (there is no planet B). But we do not stick so much on money. Even we want to invite people not looking on their economical background and we want to donate as much as possible.
The theme of this exhibition was big, as big as the idea of an alternative social money (in points).
All about love – much more than one person, even a very creative artist could imagine.
So the artist Juan Petry invited creatives from Bahrein, Brazil, France, Germany, Cataluña, Spain and other countries to paint with him together in a group session.
These art performances happened in Germany and Spain in late summer and winter 2018, the last one in the beautiful place Permaculture Penyaflor of Cecile Thevenot in 31.12.2018.
The social art activities will help to manage and expand the culture work of Familiafeliz in Cervera dell Maestre. If we earn ordinary money we will spend this for summer school activities of APEAL, a NGO located in Bucharest (Romania).
Juan Petry and other creatives are moving year by year to little villages near Bucharest to give workshops and lectures to youth of Romania, mostly in poor areas with few access to foreign cultures and languages.
It’s all about love. Yes. We count on you, that you support the activities of the dragon house also in 2019 and that you help us to deliver the values of a sustainable little community based on love and respect of others.
What we learned in the process of developing this artwork…
“Love – given for free and pure – not thinking in a return of investment (ROI) – is the best thing we can do. As a donation without expectation of any payback it makes free the donated person in enjoying this love. It’s simple. We are social people. We define ourselves in relation to others. Love creates links and connections between us, and give us the social space for personal happiness. (Juan)”
Special thanks to Rolf, Nicole and Cecile. And a lot of thanks to Antje and Corinna for supporting this social space so many years.