Join us for a weekend of exhibition openings, talks, performances, and late-night concerts. A full program of exhibition openings and events taking place over the opening weekend will be uploaded to this website prior to the Festival.

The Art Stays Contemporary art festival has been bringing the best that Slovenian and foreign contemporary artists have to offer to Ptuj since 2003, has featured a number of promising young artists, as well as big names, such as Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Edward Burtynsky, Ivan Navarro, Allora & Calzadilla, Koen Vanmechelen, Hannah Collins, Ilona Nemeth, Jordi Alcaraz, Perino & Vele, Fernando Prats, Tiffany Chung, Gigi Scaria, Regina Jose Galindo, Grace Weir, and many others. It is one of the most important festivals of contemporary fine art in Slovenia and in this part of Europe and has become a reference event for many international galleries, museums, foundations, and of course artists.

We are building a virtual platform that will host a wide presentation of 2020 Art Stays projects and events in the pre-festival period. For the first time in our short but rich history, we face the possibility that because of the spread of COVID-19 virus we will have to make changes, but we want to be ready, together with all the artists, our partners, and the staff to be flexible and offer the Art Stays festival experience also in a new and an alternative way.


Pridružite se nam na otvoritvenem vikendu polnem otvoritev razstav, pogovorov, umetniških performansov in poznih nočnih koncertov. Pred festivalom bo na spletno stran naložen celoten program otvoritev razstav in prireditev, ki se bodo odvijale med otvoritvenim vikendom.

Festival sodobne umetnosti Art Stays že od leta 2003 prinaša na Ptuj in v okolico vrhunsko produkcijo domačih ter tujih umetnikov, od najperspektivnejših mladih umetnikov do velikih imen sodobne umetnosti, kot so Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono, Monira Al Qadiri, Gilbert & George, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Edward Burtynsky, Ivan Navarro, Allora & Calzadilla, Koen Vanmechelen, Hannah Collins, Ilona Nemeth, Jordi Alcaraz, Perino & Vele, Fernando Prats, Tiffany Chung, Gigi Scaria, Regina Jose Galindo, Grace Weir in mnogi drugi. Spada med najpomembnejše predstavitve sodobne, predvsem likovne umetnosti v Sloveniji in v tem delu Evrope, ter je postal referenčni dogodek za številne mednarodne galerije, muzeje, fundacije in seveda umetnike.

Gradimo virtualno platformo, ki bo gostila obsežno predstavitev projektov in dogodkov festivala Art Stays 2020 v obdobju pred festivalom. Prvič v svoji kratki, a bogati zgodovini se srečujemo z možnostjo, da bomo zaradi širjenja virusa COVID-19 morali narediti spremembe, vendar želimo biti pripravljeni skupaj z vsemi umetniki, partnerji in osebjem ter ponuditi prilagojeno in novo doživetje festivala Art Stays.