20th Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art
7-10. JUL to 18. SEP 2022
Between 7th and 10th July 2022, Art Stays, the Ptuj International Festival of Contemporary Arts celebrated its 20 years of a unique project in Slovenia. The directors Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari presented the 20th edition of the Art Stays Festival entitled POST-PRODUCTION that with all the exhibitions around the city will end on September 18th, 2022.
Fernando Prats is part of 20th Art Stays Festival of Contemporary Art with his work ‘El nacimiento del mundo II (1925-2011)’
Chilean-born artist Fernando Prats has carried out many of his artistic interventions in Antarctica, the most famous among them being ‘Gran Sur’, which was also presented in the Chilean pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He is returning to Art Stays festival, with his work ‘El nacimiento del mundo II (1925–2011)’, which is a homage to Joan Miró and his painting. It consists of an action that Prats did in the Antarctic, based on Joan Miró’s ‘Dibujo preparatorio de pintura (El nacimiento del mundo)’, 1925 (pencil graphite on paper, 26.4 x 20 cm, property of MoMA New York). Prats also demonstrates the efforts of creators to explore and experience the unknown, by carrying out an action of conquest in the polar emptiness, that consists of moving the lines that form Joan Miró’s ‘Dibujo preparatorio de pintura (El nacimiento del mundo)’, 1925 to the most extreme territory of the planet.