Light Art Project Awakens Life in Sleepy Oldest Slovenian Town

Light Art First Glow

In cooperation with Light Art Biennial from Austria, Ptuj is to host light objects by various artists, such as Manfred Kielnhofer, Christoph Luckeneder, Mounty R. P. Zentara and Alexandre Murucci.

Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi will also exhibit her light drawings. Installations by Art Stays’ artists (Duan Fier) will join and complement the visiting works of art.

The Light Art Project is by Jernej Forbici, a conceptual upgrade of Art Stays projects from 2005, when the festival carried the name Light Please.

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Awakening Life in the Oldest Slovenian Town

The aim is to awaken life in the sleepy oldest Slovenian town. Each night, Ptuj will shine under the glow of the light installations and take a peek into a brighter future.

Images from the Opening: Slovenski Square, Manfred Kielnhofer

9th International Festival of Contemporary Art

This is Art Stays 2011. It is the ninth yearly edition of the Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art this summer, the third time in the context of Art Ptuj Summer Festivals.


This year’s festival is entitled CONNECT, as it will connect over 100 artists in Ptuj, Slovenia. 80 of them will be presented for the first time in Slovenia, almost 60 are younger than 35 years, 20 are Slovenian, 6 of them newcomers. 16 curators will present 54 events between 22nd July and 5th September.

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