Art Stays

Lynn Book is an American transmedia artist who works in various disciplines and cultural spheres. In collaboration with the festival, she has produced sound files for a large sound installation entitled Conductor, whereby her voice becomes a conductor for transmitting the agony of people who have found themselves in a turbulent state of the current global situation.

Since 2003, the Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art has been bringing to Ptuj and its surroundings top productions by Slovenian and International artists, from the most promising young artists to great names in contemporary art, such as Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Edward Burtynsky, Robin Meier, Ivan Navarro, Allora & Calzadilla, Koen Vanmechelen, Hannah Collins, Ilona Nemeth, IRWIN, Jordi Alcaraz, Perino & Vele, Fernando Prats, Roberto Pugliese, Michele Spanghero, Tiffany Chung, Gigi Jose Scaria, Regina Jose Galindo, Grace Weir and many others. It is one of the most important presentations of contemporary, especially fine arts in Slovenia and in this part of Europe, and has become a reference event for many international galleries, museums, foundations and, of course, artists.