Art Stays 2015
13th Festival of Contemporary Art
10 July - 01 September 2015
Opening on Friday, 10 July at 7:00 p.m.
Artists: Jordi Alcaraz, Dario Agrimi, Aqua Aura, Davide Balossi, Hans Beckers, Janet Bellotto, Goran Bertok, Federico Bonaldi, Beti Bricelj, Mario Ciaramella, Franz Cimitan, Andrea Collesano, Hannah Collins, Sini Coreth, Vanni Cuoghi, Lana Čmajčanin, Nora De Saint Pichman, Simone Del Pizzol, Leo Ferdinand Demetz, Tina Dobrajc, Iris Van Dongen, Christiane Draffehn, Alessandro Filippini, Fiorella Fontana, Gianfranco Gentile, Monika Grcyko, Vjatkin Gleb Haik Grigoryan, Džeko Hodžić, Irwin, Adela Jušić, Gergo Kovactz, Valeria La Torre, Lamarche – Ovize, Matthias Langer, Hongbo Li, Wei Li, Ina Loitzl, Lello Lopez, Erik Lovko, Beatrix Mapalagama, Marina Marcolin, Isabelle Menin, Jose Molina, Boštjan Novak, Viola Pantano, Penzo+Fiore, Perino & Vele, Serena Piccinini, Alex Pinna, Ann & Patrick Poierier, Tomaž Plavec, Fernando Prats, Matteo Pugliese, Zhang Qiushi, Tobia Rava, Elisa Rossi, Nicola Samori, Olga Schigal, Marek Schovanek, Joachim Seinfeld, Vincent Solheid, Elisa Strinna, Tanja Špenko, Zoran Todorović, Raša Todosijević, Ernesto Treccani, Walter Trecchi, Bénédicte Van Caloen, Lei Wang, Peter Wehinger, Carla Zaccagnini, Salvatore Zacchino, Alice Zanin, Andrea Zucchi
This year’s main exhibition, which will be placed in the Mihelič Gallery, will display an international collection of unusual and exotic artworks, and could best be described as a contemporary cabinet of wonders.
Since its beginnings, Art Stays has played a leading role in bringing an international vibrancy to the city’s art scene, showing some also for the first time in Slovenia the works of artists such as Laszlo Laszlo Revesz, Cesare Pietroiusti, Leo Ferdinand Demetz, Yoko Ono, Toonis Sadoja, Ilona Nemeth, Ivan Navarro, Elisa Rossi, Kensuke Koike, Angelo Volpe, Raphael Di Luzio, Florian Langemaack, Tim Roeloffs, Marek Schovanek, Sissa Micheli, Peter Wehinger, Sally Noall, Marotta&Russo, Nemanja Cvijanović and many others. Over 500 artists have participated Art Stays events in past 10 years
Between 10 and 18 July 2015 Ptuj will be hosting the 13th festival of contemporary art ART STAYS. The rich programme and the selection of artists result from the collaboration with several international galleries, museums and curators. This year’s 9-day festival happening will include over 30 events at various venues in Ptuj and its surroundings. The festival will host over 100 artists from more than 20 countries.