More than 130 artists from Romania and abroad will attend the 10th Icon Arts Contemporary Art Festival. It will start today and will include a string of events to take place in Sibiu, as well as Cisnadie, Biertan, Cisnadioara and Medias.According to organizers, the project, exclusively dedicated to contemporary arts, makes its debut in Sibiu, with over 130 artists to be featured during the 11-day festival from Republic Moldova, Bulgaria, the UK, New Zealand, Finland, South Korea, Germany, Lebanon and Romania. “This 10th edition of the festival joins in Sibiu both students and professors for a project exclusively dedicated to contemporary arts, aimed at promoting and involving young artists to work along with composers to produce high quality cultural products,” a press communiqué quotes project director Sebastian Gheorghiu as saying. Organizers say that the event will also feature a national first – a piece including elements of augmented reality.According to the communiqué, the festival will start off Thursday with two exceptional events: A recital by two guitarist, South Korean Sung Jin Kim and German Reinbert Evers at the Church of the Biertan Fortress and the Concert of the Icon Arts Ensemble at Thalia Hall. The other event will be conducted by young Sibiu conductor Gabriel Bebeselea, in a program including works by John Woolrich, Joe Cutler, Charlie Piper, Robert Peate and Philip Cashian. The British musical evening is made possible by the British Council and will be followed, also at Thalia Ghall, by an evening of Finnish music also performed by the Icon Arts Ensemble”, according to the press release Lunched in 2003, Icon Arts has grown into one of the most complex independent European events of contemporary art, this outlook this year being highlighted by the affiliation to the tourist and cultural theme “Sibiu Baroque Update”.