Studio la Città renews its collaboration with Art Stays, the 21st International Festival of Contemporary Arts, which starting from 6 July 2023 will launch a unique project in the Slovenian town of Ptuj, Slovenia. Through an ever-changing series of invitations, the directors Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari, together with artists, curators, musicians and gallery owners, will embark on a new journey into contemporary and international art.
The 21st edition of Art Stays, entitled Voyage, is entirely dedicated to the desire for direct knowledge, to travel, to find a sense of things, our going or perhaps just our wandering. Voyage is also a metaphor of the human condition, of tradition, of the itinerary, of the journey, of relationships, of connections, of our discoveries and our expectations. All the artists and works selected use art to explore the complex ways that travel can shape, intrigue and affect us.
The main festival exhibition, Voyage, at the Ptuj City Gallery, will feature selected works by internationally established artists Nika Autor, Gabriele Basilico, Maxime Berthou & Mark Požlep, Vincenzo Castella, DK, Hamish Fulton, Jošt Franko, Luigi Ghirri, Armin Linke, Robert Smithson/Nancy Holt and Bill Viola.