artsurprise - a powerful spin-off
artsurprise is a spin-off from the European artist network EL-DRAC, founded and featured by Juan Petry (Spain). artsurprise collects a wide variety of art works from international artists. Each artist offers and sells under his own name and is himself responsible for his art work. The task of this website is to explain the project and to offer a communication platform between art producers, art collectors, art lovers and art vendors.
artsurprise - a European social sculpture
artsurprise is a social sculpture by Juan Petry. It becomes real now. By means of transferring logistic and technical knowledge into the art context, ArtSurprise develops new forms of communication and distribution for professional artists.
In July 2011 we started on the ars urbana art festival in Bochum, Germany. Later in July, we set up a second vending machine in an art exhibition hall in Siegburg near Cologne. In autumn 2011 we installed more vending machines in Germany and Spain and participated in some art fairs in Germany and the Netherlands. In spring 2012 we continued with new points of sale and vending machines in Spain and Germany.
In the first 6 month of 2013 we mont more ARTSURPRISE - machines in Austria, in Catluña and Germany. In febuary of 2014 we reached the machine number 50 and we mount more machines in the german steal-region, in the north east of Germany and in Cataluña and Valencia.
artsurprise - across Europe
Our vending machines are presently located in Spain (Barcelona, Girona, Tarragona, Tortosa, Valencia) and in Germany (Cologne, Berlin, Troisdorf, Rheinbach, Dorsten, Asbeck, Ahaus, Windeck). In addition, we have already established several other “points of sale” in cooperation with local partners (producer galleries, artists, galerists, art dealers).