Art Residency : Art Stays
Location: Ptuj, Slovenia
Winner Artist: Cyryl Zakrzewski, Poznan | Poland 19865
Open Day: Saturday, July 28 2012, 5 p.m.
Saturday, July 28, Cyryl Zakrzewski, winner of the Special Prize "Art Residency - Art Stays", will present the work he made during his stay in Ptuj, Slovenia. The work, composed of different found objects and natural materials from the local environment, will be exhibited at Ptuj's Castle.
Art Stays Festival
from July 28th to September 1st, 2012
10th International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS 2012
International Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS, one of the most important contemporary art festivals in Europe, celebrating its 10th anniversary, will bring together contemporary, mostly visual artists from all over the world.
This year's festival will be held under the slogan DISPLAY (screen / show!).Word Display has many meanings, but all of them fit perfectly with the aim of the festival. It is a shop-window, a space, and a dialogue that we opened with many artists that will, in Ptuj, display their work, realise a performance or be a part of artist in residency and will create in the oldest town in Slovenia.
In the year, when the festival Art Stays takes part of the European Capital of Culture, some of the greatest names of contemporary art scene will be hosted: Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award winner in 2005, Regina Jose Galindo from Guatemala, Indian artist Gigi Scaria, presented in Indian Pavilion at Venice Biennale in 2011, established Polish artist Lech Majewski, Tonis Saadoja from Estonia, one of the most important FLUXUS (celebrating its 50th anniversary) artists, Yoko Ono, Ilona Nemeth from Slovakia, Hungarian artists Laszlo Laszlo Revesz and Eike Berg, German-Kenyan couple IngridMwangiRobertHutter, one of the most important Vietnamese artists Tiffany Chung, Raymundo Sesma from Mexico, Maitha Demithan from United Arabian Emirates, also younger, emerging artists as Marco Bernardi, Roberto Fassone and Elena Mazzi from Italy, Kinky Texas and Christiane Draffehn from Germany, Zoie So from Hong Kong, Jose Molina from Spain, Kensuke Koike from Japan, Marlon De Azembuja from Brasil, Cyryl Zakrzewski from Poland and Slovenians as son:DA and Dušan Kirbiš and many many others...
Also in 2012 the festival will host everyday lectures of artists and curators and workshops being part of a Summer Academy that will take place during the festival.
The program consists of presentations of contemporary art from 26 European countries and six other continents, special projects, such as the presentation of European academies installations, light art installations and performances, live media sets of Italian artists, musical performances by artists from the U.S., Germany and Italy and much more.
A group of curators, in collaboration with leading organizations and galleries from around the world has produced a festival that reaffirms the important role played by Art Stays in the European art scene.