Festival, Slovenia, Ptuj, 30 July 2010
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(20. 7. 2010 – 30. 8. 2010), Ptuj, SLOVENIA

ART STAYS, International festival of Contemporary Art, is with ART PTUJ the main annual visual art event in the region of Ptuj. It started in 2003 as a visual art workshop for young European artists. This year's program includes 10-day residency working sessions and several four-week-long exhibitions.

The 8th edition of ART STAYS 2010 will host over 50 artists from 15 different countries: Austria, Bulgary, Great Britain, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Spain, Slovakia, Hungary, Switzerland, USA, Singapore, Australia, Finland and Ireland and 4 continents: Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

Jernej Forbici, art director of ART STAYS said: “This year's ART STAYS will be the richest ever. It will host artists of great artistic quality and what is especially important for us, also great projects designed specifically for the city of Ptuj. For ten days we will be witnessing an outstanding development of different art projects and then for an entire month admiring the results at the exhibitions, taking place in more than ten exhibition spaces all over the city and elsewhere. The music festival Arsana that will take place in Ptuj at the same time is an outstanding music event that together with ART STAYS creates a big “festival happening” that we named ART PTUJ.”

The forthcoming edition will feature different artists, including painters, video artists, performers, graphic designers, sculptors, media and sound artists that will be present in

- 5 European national pavilions: Italy, Germany, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia

- 5 additional international projects: Media art, New media exchange Main USA, Performing art, Site specific projects, Art Factory

- 5 ART STAYS new international project: Art Stays for the Future –Sculpture Project, Art Stays Open 2003-2009, Contemporary Graphic – International Exhibition of Contemporary Graphic Artists, Portrait and coffee and Photo prize ART PTUJ

They are:

Paolo Angelosanto, Giacomo Artusi, John Bell, Lynn Book, Beti Bricelj, BridA (Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, Tom Kersevan), Oppy De Bernardo, Gary Cass & Chandrasekaran, Andrea Cazzagon, Mauro Ceolin, Andrea Contin, Giulia Conzato, Dasper i Dons, Katherine Dawson, Raphael Di Luzio, Lucia Dovicáková, Marion Eichmann, Eike, Zuzana Flimelová, Kianga Ford, eg0 (Enrico Glerean), Jefferson Goolsby, Marco Gradi, Interno3 (Laura Riolfatto, Manuel Frara), Reese Inman, Sheridan Kelley, Johanna Klement, Andreas Lessner, Ina Loitzl, Stefano Luciano, Caterina Margherita, Marotta&Russo, Igor Molin, Sally Noall, Darina Peeva, [pax~] (Paolo Calzavara), Simon Perathoner, Cesare Pietroiusti, John J. H. Phillips, Tomaz Plavec, Owen F. Smith, Tanja Špenko, Nathan Stevens, György Szaszák, Antonello Tagliafierro, Unidentified Sound Object (Matteo Milani, Federico Placidi), Carlo Vedova, Jorge Villalba.

Chosen by curatorial team:

Raphel Di Luzio, Dušan Fišer, Jernej Forbici, Vladimir Forbici, Manuel Frara, Gabriela Kisová, Patrik Loschert, Omar Mirza, Domenico Papa, Laszlo Laszlo Revesz, Marika Vicari.

Last year ART STAYS had more than 10.000 visitors: artists, experts, gallery owners, critics, collectors, curators, museologists, art historians, musicians and art lovers.

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