Light Art 1st glow – 9th International Festival of Contemporary Art – ART STAYS 2011

Light Art 1st glow

In cooperation with Light Art Biennial from Austria, Ptuj will host light objects by artists such as Manfred Kielnhofer,  Christoph Luckeneder, Mounty R. P. Zentara and Alexandre Murucci.  The illumination show is curated by Jernej Forbici. We have also invited Korean artist Jeongmoon Choi to exhibit her light drawings.
Installations by Art Stays’ artists (Dušan Fišer) will join and complement the visiting works of art. The Light Art Project is a conceptual upgrade of Art Stays projects from 2005, when the festival carried the name Light Please. 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: Tuesday, 26. 07. 2011, at 21.30, Slovenski Square, Manfred Kielnhofer

9th International Festival of Contemporary Art – ART STAYS 2011

The ninth yearly edition of the Art Stays International Festival of Contemporary Art will be taking place 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.


Information: KUD ART STAYS, Prešernova ulica 1, 2250 PTUJ, PE: Jadranska ulica 4, 2250 Ptuj,, e:, GSM: 040 304 456

Manfred Kielnhofer

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer Mystique contemporary art sculpture Guardians of Time by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer observing and pretending the world. “The Guardians of Time” relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. It seems that only man himself is a potential source of danger for his own existence. In his works of art Manfred Kielnhofer deals with the natural human desire for security. Thus his oeuvre reflects genuine exploration, consideration and discussion of current as well as historic moods and sensibilities of his social environment. His works of art captivate with elaborate combinations of light and different technique.

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