Art Stays 2014

Ptuj - 23/07/2014 : 01/09/2014

Dodicesima edizione del Festival di arte contemporanea.

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ART STAYS, 12th Festival of Contemporary Art, 2014 (Art Ptuj 2014)
23 July – 1 September 2014, Ptuj, Slovenia

The Art Stays festival of contemporary art is returning for its twelfth edition this year, again with a rich programme and many new features.
The programme was prepared in collaboration with international galleries, museums, and curators. It will feature many exhibitions in various exhibition spaces, performances, concerts, screenings, lectures and talks on the main festival stage, workshops for children and adults, and excursions to near-by exhibition spaces


We gave the festival the title Relations(s), as most of its programme deals with relations between artists. We will be hosting many important art tandems and groups, such as Allora & Calzadilla, representatives of the US at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and participants at the 2012 Documenta 13, the famous Gilbert & George, Anne & Patrick Poirier, participants at the Venice Biennale in 1976, 1980, and 1984, the Documenta in Kassel in 1977, and the Havana biennial in 2006, Botto & Bruno, Ilona Nemeth (who presented at the 49th Biennale in Venice in 2001) & Marian Ravasz, Rankle & Reynolds, ZimmerFrei, who presented at Manifesta 7 and many film festivals, CuoghiCorsello, Regina Jose Galindo (winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2005) & David Perez Karmadavis, Slovenian group BridA/Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango, Tom Kerševan, ConiglioViola, IngridMwangi / RobertHutter, who exhibited in the African Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2009, Curandi Katz, Perino & Vele, who presented at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999, brothers Lucio Perone and Peppe Perone, and many others. The accompanying programme includes several international projects and performances, such as Vision Gymnastic(s) and the already well-known The Area of Bustle. This year we will be setting up art works on the Drava River for the first time, as well as present a series of documentary art films under the name of Art Stays Kino at the City Cinema of Ptuj, as well as a Slovenian photography exhibition entitled Made in GT22. All together, we are presenting 90 artists from more than 20 countries.
Once again, we are showcasing artists who are already shining in museums and art biennials across the world, as well as those that will do so in the near future. We kindly invite you to join us again for events on the main stage, which will once again be set up in Ptuj’s Slovenski trg square, or at exhibitions in Miheličeva Gallery, Magistrat Gallery, the exhibition space of the Ivan Potrč Library, Exhibition Space FO.VI 2 in Ptuj City Theatre, on the Drava River, at the Art Factory in Majšperk, FO.VI Gallery in Kidričevo, EPEKA Space in Maribor, and other festival venues throughout the town and its surroundings.
The festival is here to connect, inspire, and challenge. See you in Ptuj!
Jernej Forbici, Art Director of the Festival

Excerpt from the text in the ART STAYS 2014 Catalogue:
Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari

“RELATION(S) often originates from chance or natural personal meetings with artists, events, and projects that feature different kinds of relations, creative collaborations, friendships, exchanges of ideas, compromises, and representation of dual dimensions.
The complex world of relations/relationships in all their forms allows us, as a tandem of artists and curators, to dive into the Art Stays platform, which moves and opens up to projects and explorations with the help of a well-developed network of collaborations with artists and curators, as well as public and private institutions.

Relations guide us every day into meetings, cooperation, drawing of new frontiers in the art world, through more or less explicit cultural, social, political, and personal situations, in various forms and disciplines to crossing those frontiers, not only in art, but also in architecture, music – all the way to cinema and documentary films, and finally performance and theatre, where the body’s expression explores new hybridity and derivatives.

The selected artists of the 12th edition of the Art Stays Festival delve into the game as bridges between the hidden, sought, and tangible reality of things. Relations demand cooperation between everyone and a silent agreement, which erases limits and rules. This vagueness presents a beginning, perhaps a hope in art. Leave the artist, and with him the spectator, in anticipation of a reaction to a creation, formation of an artistic and cultural experience, in relations that open up towards others, in respect for identity, differences, and cultural diversity. …”

Projects, curators and artists detailed informations:
RELATION(S), curators: Marika Vicari & Jernej Forbici
Artists: Allora&Calzadilla (USA, Cuba), Gilbert&George (Great Britain), Anne&Patrick Poirier (France) , Botto&Bruno (Italy), Regina Jose Galindo & David Perez Karmadavis (Guatemala, Santo Domingo), ConiglioViola (Italy), IngridMwangi/ RobertHutter (Kenya, Germany) , Cuoghi Corsello(Italy), Perino&Vele (Italy), BridA/Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango, Tom Kerševan (Slovenia), Curandi Katz (Italy, Canada), Rankle&Reynolds (Great Britain), Ilona Nemeth (Slovakia), ZimmerFrei (Iitaly), Evru/Zush (Spain), Sasha Frolova (Russia), Lucio Perone (Italy), Peppe Perone (Italy), Goldschmied & Chiari (Italy), Bojana Radulović (Montenegro), Interno3 (Italy)

WATERLATION(S) curators: Marika Vicari & Jernej Forbici
Artists: BridA/Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango, Tom Kerševan (Slovenija), Marek Schovanek (Czech Republic/Canada), Christopher Luckneder & Manfred Kienhofer (Austria), Dušan Fišer (Slovenia), Marika Vicari & Jernej Forbici (Italy, Slovenia), Cyryl Zakrzewski (Poland),

VISION GYMNASTIC(s) kustos: Paolo Angelosanto
Umetniki: Nemanja Cvijanović, Dragana Sapanjos (both from Croatia), Francois Martig (France), Ruben Montini & Alexander Pohner (Italy, Germany), Tree fisters (Italy)

THE AREA OF BUSTLE #4, curator: Manuel Frara
Artists: Waterproof (Francesco Gibaldi , Achille Zoni, Luca Ramon, Pier Pontarollo) in collaboration E.M.A (Emanuele Wiltsch Barberio), In Zaire (Claudio Rocchetti, Stefano Pilia, Alessandro De Zan, Riccardo Biondetti)
NTADAY (Cecilia Alberti, Marco Basso, Laura Berdusco, Silvia Dal Pont, Marco Dal Prà, Gloria Dall'Arche, Anna Debiasi, Massimiliano De Domeneghi, Riccardo Donà, Ugo Fraccaro, Veronica Freu, Furio Ganz, Giulia Incani, Eleonora Leccato, Marco Lorusso, Anna Marangon, Alessandro Marin, Riccardo Michielin, Alice Musi, Francesco Piva, Ilenia Savegnano, Valentina Tanariol, Francesco Zampieri, Francesca Zuccarello), Mapping Effect in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts, Venice
(all from Italy)

ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE, ART STAYS IN RESIDENCE Sasha Frolova (Russia)

TOVARNA UMETNOSTI, curator: Dušan Fišer
Artists: Manfred Mörth (Austria), Oto Rimele (Slovenia)

PHARMATOPIA, curator: Jernej Forbici (in collaboration with EPEKA, Maribor)
Artist: Marek Schovanek (Czech Republic/Canada)

MADE IN GT22 curator: Son:DA (in collaboration with GT22, Maribor)
Artists: Davorin Ciglar Milosavljevič, Andrej Firm, Katja Goljat, Janez Kocbek, Branko Blaž Lesjak, Dragiša Modrinjak, Matej Modrinjak, Peter Perunovič, Miha Sagadin, Anja Seničar, Toni Soprano Vs. Roi V.Brugalski, Rene Strgar, Alen Šmic, Boris B. Voglar (all from Slovenia)

ART STAYS KINO Curator: Marika Vicari & Jernej Forbici
Christo&Jeanne-Claude (Bulgary, Morocco / USA), Gilbert&George (Great Britain), ZimmerFrei (Italy)

Programme

ART STAYS, 12th Festival of Contemporary Art, 2014 (Art Ptuj 2014)
July, 23rd – September, 1st 2014, Ptuj, Slovenia
wednesday, 23. 7. 2014
18.00 Fürst House
Exhibition opening
MADE IN GT22
Opening of the visiting photo group exhibition Made in GT22. Curated by Son:DA.
19.00 stage (Slovenski trg)
Festival opening
RELATION(S)
Launch of the 12th Festival of Contemporary Art ART STAYS 2014 with the opening of the Info Point and the first exhibition in the Exhibition Space FO.VI2 in the City Theatre.
21.00 pedestrian bridge
Opening & Performance
WATERLATION(S) +BridA (SI)
Opening of a sculpture and installation exhibition on the river Drava and aperformance of the art group BridA/Jurij Pavlica, Sendi Mango, Tom Kerševan who have prepared for Art Stays 2014 a new multimedia project that will produce moving pictures and sounds with the help of signals, produ-ced by a digital mulin millplaced on the river Drava.
22.00 – 24.00 info point
OPENING PARTY
thursday, 24. 7. 2014
10.00 – 13.00 atelier
Workshop
STREET ART
Workshop for children and youngsters in collaboration with Center interesnih dejavnosti Ptuj.
17.30 stage (Slovenski trg)
Artist Talk
CONIGLIOVIOLA (IT).
Talk with an important Italian artistic duo, known for their pirate attack on Venice Biennale.
19.00 Miheličeva Gallery
Exhibition opening
RELATION(S)
Second part of this year’s big exhibition Relation(s).
21.00 stage (Slovenski trg)
THE AREA OF BUSTLE
AV performance
IN ZAIRE + INTERNO3 (IT)
A concert of the group IN ZAIRE and a live video projection by Interno3.
friday, 25. 7. 2014
10.00 – 13.00 atelier
Workshop
SCULPTURE
Workshop for children and youngsters in collaboration with Center interesnih dejavnosti Ptuj.
17.30 stage (Slovenski trg)
Artist Talk
CUOGHICORSELLO (IT)
Talk with an important Italian artistic pair about their work..
19.00 Gallery Magistrat
Exhibition opening
RELATION(S)
Opening of the third part of this year main exhibition Relation(s) and of a big wall painting by artists CuoghiCorsello.
21.00 town tower (Slovenski trg)
THE AREA OF BUSTLE
Projection
MAPPING EFFECT #1
A collective project in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice
saturday, 26. 7. 2014
10.00 – 13.00 atelier
Workshop
PERFORMANS / PERFORMANCE
Workshop for children and youngsters in collaboration with Center interesnih dejavnosti Ptuj.
17.30 stage (Slovenski trg)
Artist Talk
SASHA FROLOVA (RU)
Talk with the winner of the 2014 Art Stays Residence award at the Arte Laguna Prize.
19.00 I. Potrč Library
Exhibition opening
SASHA FROLOVA (RU)
CYRYL ZAKRZEWSKI (PL)
Exhibition of an inflatable sculpture in the Library courtyard and a very large spatial installation in the exhibition space.
21.00 stage (Slovenski trg)
Performance
S. FROLOVA: AQUAAEROBIKA
Extraordinary vocal and dance performance by Russian artist Sasha Frolova in collaboration with local dance artists.
sunday, 27. 7. 2014
Traditional Sunday tour to near-by exhibition sites in Majšperk and Strnišče. First the opening of the exhibition at the Art Factory, then the opening and picnic in Gallery FO.VI, followed by open air cinema.
17.30 Art Factory (Majšperk)
Exhibition opening
MANFRED MÖRTH
OTO RIMELE
Exhibition of an Austrian and a Slovenian artists.
19.00 Gallery FO.VI (Strnišče)
Exhibition opening
RELATION(S)
Fourth part of this year main exhibition Relation(s).
21.00 Gallery FO.VI (Strnišče)
Film screening
ART STAYS KINO#1
Hometown | Mutonia
by ZIMMERFREI (IT)
2013, 69 min, courtesy: Monitor, Rome
A documentary film about the Mutoids’ camp in Santarcangelo di Romagna, filmed with the participation of the people who live there.
monday, 28. 7. 2014
10.00 – 13.00 atelier
Workshop
PHOTOGRAPHY
Workshop for children and youngsters in collaboration with Center interesnih dejavnosti Ptuj.
18.00 small stage (MGP)
Performance – VISION GYMNASTIC
RUBEN MONTINI (IT)
ALEXANDER POHNERT (DE)
Provocative and controversial peformance that will astonish you.
20.00 City Cinema
Film screening
ART STAYS KINO#2
With Gilbert & George
by JULIAN COLE (UK), 2007, 104 min
Intimate and moving portrait, filmed over nearly two decades, reveals Gilbert&George’s remarkable relationship and the individuals that are a permanent living sculpture.
21.00 Ptuj Castle
THE AREA OF BUSTLE
Projection
MAPPING EFFECT #2
A collective project in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice
tuesday, 29. 7. 2014
10.00 – 13.00 atelier
Workshop
PAINTING
Workshop for children and youngsters in collaboration with Center interesnih dejavnosti Ptuj.
19.00 stage (Slovenski trg )
Performance – VISION GYMNASTIC
FRANCOIS MARTIG (FR)
Site-specific audio performance that will pull you to another dimension.
20.00 City Cinema
Film screening
ART STAYS KINO#3
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Umbrellas
by HENRY CORRA, GRAHAME WEINBREN, ALBERT MAYSLES, 1994, 81 min
The firt of two documentaries that present the work of the great artistic couple Christo & Jeanne-Claude.
21.30 Mestni trg / Town Square
Performance – VISION GYMNASTIC
DON’T FUCK WITH SOCIAL DEMOCRACY! NEMANJA CVIJANOVIĆ (HR)
The performance of the Croatian artist will change the appearance of the Town Square.
wednesday, 30. 7. 2014
18.00 CID (Osojnikova cesta 9)
Exhibition opening
SUMMER VISUAL WORKSHOPS
After a week of being creative in the company of the visiting artists, the children will prepare and open an exhibition of their works.
20.00 City Cinema
Film screening
ART STAYS KINO#4
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Christo’s Valley Curtain
by ALBERT MAYSLES, DAVID MAYSLES, ELLEN HOVDE, 1973,28 min
21.00 stage (Slovenski trg)
concert
WATERPROOF (IT)
2 SOLO SHOWS:
FRANCESCO GIBALDI, DIDGERIDOO
LUCA RAMON, BOBNI / DRUMS
Two members of Waterproof will perform their solo shows with classical instruments and electronics, as a warm-up for the big concert of the entire group tomorrow night.
thursday, 31. 7. 2014
17.30 stage (Slovenski trg)
Artist Talk
ILONA NÉMETH (SK)
MARIÁN RAVASZ (SK)
Talk with a great Slovak artist and her partner, an architect, about the work they do together.
19.00 small stage (MGP)
Performance
Illegal Performance PROHIBITION BOJANA RADULOVIĆ (ČG)
A political, social, and religious performance of the Montenegrin artist.
21.00 stage (Slovenski trg)
THE AREA OF BUSTLE
Concert
WATERPROOF (IT)
Waterproof manages to build an energetic, engaging and active show, because the various sets blend together the energy of a live band with the flow of a DJ set.
friday, 1. 8. 2014
11.00 stage (Slovenski trg )
Guided Tour
GUIDED TOUR
Like every year, we invite you to conclude the festival days with the last guided tour of all the exhibitions held in Ptuj. We will end our tour in the Exhibition Space FO.VI 2 in the City Theatre.
21.00 Town Square
THE AREA OF BUSTLE
Projection
MAPPING EFFECT #3
A collective project in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice for the opening of the renovated Town Square.
Exhibitions Art Stays 2014
2. 8. 2014 - 1. 9. 2014
RELATION(S)
MIHELIČEVA GALERIJA / MIHELIČEVA GALLERY, Dravska ulica 3, Ptuj
TUE – FRI 10.00 – 16.00, SAT 10.00 – 13.00, SUN 14.00 – 18.00
RAZSTAVIŠČE FO.VI 2 / EXHIBITION SPACE FO.VI 2, Slovenski trg 13, Ptuj
TUE – SUN 11.00 – 17.00
GALERIJA MAGISTRAT / MAGISTRAT GALLERY, Mestni trg 1, Ptuj
MON, TUE, THU 7.00 – 16.00 WED 7.00 – 18.00 & FRI 7.00 – 14.00
GALERIJA FO.VI / GALLERY FO.VI, Strnišče 6, Kidričevo
MON, WED, FRI 9.00 – 13.00 SAT 14.00 – 18.00
WATERLATION(S) River Drava, Ptuj
KNJIŽNICA IVANA POTRČA PTUJ / LIBRARY, Prešernova ulica 33-35, Ptuj
MON 12.00 – 19.00 TUE – FRI 8.00 – 15.00
VIDEORELATION(S) / EXHIBITION SITE INFO POINT ART STAYS, Slovenski trg 13, Ptuj
TUE – SUN 11.00 – 17.00
MANFRED MÖRTH & OTO RIMELE ART FACTORY, Breg 9, Majšperk
MON – FRI 8.00 – 18.00 SAT 8.00 – 12.00
PHARMATOPIA EPEKA SPACE, Koroška cesta 8, Maribor
MON –FRI 12.00 – 18.00
MADE IN GT22 (hosting exhibition) FÜRST HOUSE, Krempljeva ulica 1, Ptuj
MON –SUN 12.00 – 19.00, 1. 8. – 1. 9. 2014 FRI 15.00 – 19.00 SAT & SUN 11.00 – 15.00