SOCIAL DADA - your art in the museum - Juan Petry - 2022 - 2023

Event Details

SOCIAL DADA - your art in the museum - Juan Petry - 2022 - 2023

Time: July 3, 2023 to September 1, 2023
Location: worldwide + New York City
Website or Map:…
Event Type: open, call
Organized By: Juan Petry
Latest Activity: Dec 6, 2023

Export to Outlook or iCal (.ics)

Event Description

SOCIAL DADA - your art in the museum - Juan Petry - 2022 - 2023

an art project with contemporary artists from all over the world and ... with YOU!

At the end of the last century, a young German, then a student of fine arts, sent a drawing to the MoMA, Museum of Modern Art in New York. The drawing was simple, on an A4 sheet, spontaneous and direct. In the cover letter, the student offered his drawing to the museum as a document of contemporary art history, for the archive. It should be a contribution to and evidence of current contemporary art in Europe and as such find its place in the Museum of Modern Art collections. The people in charge of the museum responded very kindly and sent the artwork back. Unfortunately, their archive does not allow for storage. But the young contemporary artist was wished all the best on his creative path. The drawing, the artists letter, the reply from the museums management... its all together in a showcase at the Museum of Contemporary Art MAMAC in Nice.

The artists name is Josef Beuys.

Now the German-Spanish contemporary artist Juan Petry is setting out again and invites YOU to send YOUR work of art to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this time as part of a great international social sculpture. And youre in!

Send me a request here as a personal message on IUOMA with your postal address.

Comment Wall


RSVP for SOCIAL DADA - your art in the museum - Juan Petry - 2022 - 2023 to add comments!

Join International Union of Mail-Artists

Comment by Juan Petry on December 6, 2023 at 12:26pm

Comment by Juan Petry on December 6, 2023 at 12:26pm

Comment by Juan Petry on December 6, 2023 at 12:25pm

hello momkat,

i will update your address for the future.

hello dr zack,

in a way yes. your question is entering the MoMA as a gift for staff member for Christmas and therefor it becomes part of the bigger story. i see it as a brave and honest contribution to your inspirering art works in the field of mail art.

hello "you" (reading these lines),

if you are still not involved in this project, consider to write me a mail with your postal address and i will send you the material (what i will continue till 31.12.2023) and you could join the movement with your contribution at any time later... consider as well to read more about the progress here: and share this link with your artist friends.

all the best...

Comment by Zack on December 6, 2023 at 10:37am

perhaps after the deadline... but if i understand correctly, the Art Is Ridiculous Free eggs have now become part of this event?

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on December 6, 2023 at 8:26am

You may have sent to my old address, Juan?

Hopefully my mail art arrived at your place.

My new address in Athens is:

Katerina Nikoltsou

Nafpliou 85-87

10441 Athens GREECE

Send any info here to Athens for 2024 also, thanks, gracias!

Comment by Juan Petry on September 5, 2023 at 11:45pm

first gathering in germany for the project: 08.09.2023 in the gallery WORDSPEICHER in QUEDLINBURG at 6 pm - free entrance - no pre-registration needed. - if your around, lets meet!

Comment by Juan Petry on September 5, 2023 at 12:15pm

project arrived in the new phase... now artists are starting to send mail art directly to the museum. if you are interested in joining the project you could still apply for a set of stamps and envelopes. just write me am PM.
Check for updates!

Comment by Stephanie Lentz Morrison on August 7, 2023 at 7:46am

what is a social sculpture?

Comment by Stephanie Lentz Morrison on August 6, 2023 at 10:31pm

it would be my greatest dream Juan

Comment by Juan Petry on August 6, 2023 at 10:01am

hello stephanie,

like any other of my art works this secret monk - project is as well a social sculpture. the main aspect is communication with others. for sure you have some friends and you could invite them for a nice dinner and you could show them the post card and you will solve it with them with pleasure and fun.

i feel all my life i am the collection of the skills of the "other" and they act like a medium throughout me. so please see it as an invitation to gather with friends and upcoming friends.

personaly i have not the feeling that i would solve anything, but i am present to enjoy the process around me.

if the universe have other plans come to the house of the dragon in spain and do nothing, just sit on the terrasse, enjoy the view of the ocean and start to receive the message.

all the best on your journey.

Attending (7)

Might attend (1)


Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-june-2025. If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

IMPORTANT: please use the friends/family option with donation on Paypal. Elon Musk doesn't need any more of our money. If you want buyer protection, add 2 euros

This IUOMA platform on NING has no advertisings, so the funding is completely depending on donations.










© 2024   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service