Curated by Koen Vanmechelen
06.07 – 09.09.2018
Ptuj City Gallery, Slovenija
The 16th edition of Art Stays, the largest Slovenian festival of contemporary fine art, entitled Fragile, focuses on the fragility of art materials, fragmentation, processes of time or mere moments, destined to transform the quality of things, situations and sentiments. It addresses the fragility of relationships in modern society, the social, cultural and political history, as well as the question of human identity.
The festival takes place between 6th and 13th of July 2018 (exhibitions till 9th September 2018) in Ptuj’s town squares and historic al buildings, showcasing artworks created with a wide range of media: sculpture, photography, installations, video, painting, performances, and music.
Glasstress Ptuj Slovenia was the main exhibition of the year which was on display from July 6 to September 9 in the Ptuj City Gallery. The exhibition was curated by the renowned Belgian artist Koen Vanmechelen, who has been collaborating with Berengo Studio since the ‘90s. The exhibition allowed visitors the opportunity to admire works by following artists: Ai Weiwei, Monira Al Qadiri, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Leonardo Cimolin, Josepha Gasch-Muche, Shane Guffogg, Brigitte Kowanz, Vik Muniz, Lucy+Jorge Orta, Thomas Schütte, Gavin Turk, Koen Vanmechelen, Fred Wilson, Erwin Wurm.