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NuArt ’15: Video Recap

The 15th anniversary NuArt Festival in Stavanger, Norway, concluded early this month and by all accounts was a huge success. The festival’s organizers reported record-breaking attendance for the main Nuart exhibition at Tou Scene (covered), as well as an overwhelmingly positive response to Nuart Plus—the festival’s symposium of talks by artists, academics and others on subjects pertaining to street art. To wrap up AM’s coverage of Nuart 2015, here are a few new videos that give a great overview of the festival, as well as […]

NuArt ’15 / Openings: Nuart Exhibition @ Tou Scene

After short speeches by festival organizers and benefactors, as well as the town’s mayor, the 2015 NuArt exhibition officially opened Saturday night at Tou Scene in Stavanger, Norway. The various tunnels of the sprawling arts complex of Tou Scene, a former brewery, provided the perfect venue for Nuart’s roster of artists to show off their creativity, style and imagination beyond what they are able to do on the streets. Together, the artists transformed the space with installations, murals, and photo and video projection to create […]

NuArt ’15 / Streets: Sandra Chevrier @ The Aftenblad Wall

As part of the 2015 NuArt Festival, Canadian painter Sandra Chevrier (interviewed) created the inaugural mural for The Aftenblad Wall in Stavanger, Norway. Festival 2015. The wall is a partnership between NuArt and the Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper, and will provide selected Norwegian and international artists with a prominent public space on which to display their art. For the first rendition of the wall—and Chevrier’s first ever outdoor mural—Chevrier created a work entitled “La Cage Pres du Ciel (The Cage Close to the Sky),” which consists of […]

NuArt ’15 / Streets: Harmen de Hoop – “Permanent Education”

In what was without a doubt one of the most unique works of “street art” AM has ever experienced, Dutch conceptual public artist Harmen de Hoop contributed to the NuArt Festival a performance piece, entitled Permanent Education. The performance held on the streets of Stavanger consisted of a site specific lecture by Jan Uboe, professor of statistics and mathematics with the Norwegian School of Economics, on the theory behind stock option pricing. The complex topic was chosen because of its relevance to the recent global financial […]

NuArt ’15 / Streets: First Look

AM has arrived in Stavanger on Norway’s western coast to experience firsthand the city’s annual celebration of street art that is the NuArt Festival. Despite the jet-lag, we hit the streets to get a first look at some of the murals that have already been completed and others that are still in process. It didn’t take long to find some amazing street pieces. Close by the hotel (and actually on the hotel), we located two by Norway’s own Martin Whatson, each combining detailed black and […]
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NuArt ’15 / Streets: DOLK

Getting a jump on the 2015 NuArt Festival (which official starts on September 5th), Norway’s own DOLK recently hit the streets of Stavanger to put up some fresh street pieces with a new abstract expressionist style. These works are apparently the beginning of a global series of 100 that take a radical departure from DOLK’s usual style. AM will be on-site for NuArt starting September 2nd, so stay tuned for lots more… Discuss this year’s NuArt Festival here.

Introducing: NuArt Festival, Norway 2015

AM is excited to announce the first details of the 2015 NuArt Festival, one of the world’s leading celebration of street art. The festival will take place the first weekend of September (9.5 – 9.6) in Stavanger, Norway, which is located on the country’s west coast; the exhibition associated with the festival will run the following week (9.6 – 9.11). This year is NuArts’ 15th anniversary, and in celebration of this important milestone, the organizers have put together an amazing program of public murals, installations and […]

Openings: Thomas Campbell – “Ampersand” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday saw the opening of Thomas Campbell’s first solo exhibition with the Joshua Liner Gallery, entitled Ampersand. The show’s title is apt given Campbell’s wide range of practice:  paintings & drawings & prints & quilts & gourds & bronzes… In addition, all of the works explode with colors & patterns & textures & characters & words. And although displaying such a diverse grouping of mediums and works together could have easily felt fragmented or visually overwhelming, Campbell is able to unite them all by […]
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Openings: Ai Yamaguchi – “Shinchishirin” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

As it had been 12 years since Ai Yamaguchi’s last solo exhibition in New York City, the level of expectation and excitement for her return was understandably high. Even so, Shinchishirin at the Joshua Liner Gallery, which opened May 8th, far exceeds those high expectations, and is arguably one of the artist’s finest bodies of work to date. The imagery in the show is instantly recognizable as Yamaguchi, with her characteristic Edo-era courtesans depicted in a style which is at once based in traditional Japanese […]
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Frieze Week ’14: Frieze Art Fair (Part 1)

Now in its third year, Frieze New York is no longer merely the new-kid-on-the-block fair trying to challenge the dominance of The Armory Show (covered 1 & 2) but instead has settled in and solidified it’s place in NYC’s art calendar. As in the past two iterations, Frieze NY 2014, which opened late last week, brought together some of the world’s top galleries, who in turn brought artworks from many of the world’s most acclaimed artists. And although there were plenty of jaw-dropping works to be […]
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