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Streets: Smug (Stavanger, Norway)

A few days after Nuart Festival officially closed their 2017 indoor show (covered), they wrapped up another successful mural project. Teaming up with Smug, Attende AS and students from Kannik Middle School, they produced their inaugural mural for the new Social Inclusion Through Street Art project. Attende AS employs approximately 330 people with disabilities who would otherwise exist without a meaningful work life. Providing them a steady employment in the large and varied industrial production system, the concept both helps these less fortunate individuals and contributes […]

Interviews: Igor Ponosov

It would give a certain pleasure to Walter Benjamin if he could know that 81 years from the first publication of his The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, it would be quoted by a Russian artist in a perfectly poetic manner just right on the waters of the Norwegian port city of Stavanger. The artist, Igor Ponosov, through his Too far, Too close artwork, not only reminded us about the “aura” and “unique appearance of a distance,” but also interacted with […]

Nuart 2017 / Murals (Part II)

We’re wrapping our reporting from Nuart festival 2017 with the 2nd part of the recap of all the public works created through Stavanger for this year’s event. These pieces make it obvious that Nuart decided to challenge the common idea of “street art” by inviting both the veterans as well as young blood, in order to present a diversity of possibilities and approaches when creating public art. One of the artists that definitely pushed that idea far beyond what’s familiar was Igor Ponosov with his Too […]

Nuart 2017 / “Rise Up!” group show @ TOU scene

As we previously mentioned, this year’s Nuart Festival was focused on artist that stand out with their public work in the way they interact with the observers, rather than create images from their visual language. This curatorial tendency became very clear in this year’s indoor exhibition @ Tou scene that opened on 2nd on September. Featuring works by all the participating artists hailing from 10 countries, this presentation once again showed how unique this event is on the global scale. Giving these artist an opportunity to […]

Streets: Ricky Lee Gordon, Stavanger

The biggest and arguably the most important outdoor piece of Nuart festival 2017 was the 4 story mural painted by Ricky Lee Gordon. For this large scale diptych the festival joined forces with Amnesty International, helping them spread the word about their Brave campaign. Through this campaign Amnesty is helping people that are taking enormous risks to stand up for our rights. As stated at the press conference held after the completion of the mural, it is important for these people to reach the wider audience with […]

Nuart 2017 / Murals (Part I)

Last week marked the 17th edition of world renowned Nuart Festival and AM was there to witness the making and the official reveal of the works created or installed. Matching festival’s ongoing efforts to use the public space as the platform for interaction and play, as well as the channel to speak up, this year’s edition produced some of the most original and thought-provoking pieces to date. Australian-born artist Ian Strange created a series of billboard takeovers, displaying his paintings created on found photos of […]

Streets: Nuart 2017 (Part I)

For their 17th edition Nuart festival took a significant and brave step away from producing an ordinary street art festival that results in series of beautifully colored facades. This year they’ve invited a carefully selected group of international artists and activists working in the public domain, more focused on using the public space to speak out, rather than “exhibit”. After 17 years of building a platform for network of artists, academics, journalists and other professionals surrounding the street art practice, as well as creating one […]

Previews: Nuart Stavanger 2017 (Part II)

With only few days left before the un-official start of the 17th edition of Nuart, we wanted to introduce to you the remaining 6 artists that will be participating in this year’s edition. Through site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibition, these artists will be discussing this year’s theme – POWER. Russian artist, activist and author of several projects and publications relating to urban art, Igor Ponosov, lives and works in Moscow as an activist, artist and independent curator of multi-disciplinary projects. After some early graffiti years and publishing several important […]

Previews: Nuart Stavanger 2017 (Part I)

As we’re getting ready for our yearly visit to Stavanger in Norway, for the 17th edition of Nuart, we wanted to introduce you the artists that will be creating exciting new works around town this year. The festival will take place from the the 31st of August until the 3rd of September, with their indoor exhibition at Tou Scene staying on view through the 15th of October. This year’s theme is POWER and through their work, the artists will discuss who has it, who doesn’t and how street […]

Streets: Isaac Cordal // Nuart RAD (Norway)

Only a month ahead of the 17th edition of Nuart Festival in Stavanger, the Nuart team announced their latest public art project – Nuart RAD (River Arts District), which kicked off in Oslo last week with Isaac Cordal. Through this project, the team will be exploring the socio-economic and racial dividing line between east and west of the city by curating a series of public artworks along the length of the Akerselva river. To start things off, they chose to present the miniature works from the Spanish artist […]
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