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Streets: Nuart Festival 2019 (Part II)

Last Saturday marked the official opening of the 19th edition of Nuart Festival and we were happy to once again attend the festivities which this year lined up with the local Pride celebrations. Backed up by the great weather, the good vibes from the outdoors were successfully moved into the former brewery tunnels of Tao Scene where Nuart’s indoor exhibition took place. Working around this year’s theme of the festival, Brand new, you’re retro, the works presented here successfully utilized the unique opportunity for the […]

Streets: Nuart 2019 (Part 1)

As we’ve arrived in Stavanger for the 19th edition of the Street Art phenomenon that is the Nuart Festival, we’re impressed with the amount of work that the participating artists have already put around town. From outdoor pieces on walls, in alleys, or existing sculptures, to indoor installations being built at Tou Scene Center’s old brewery tunnels, the festival which officially kicks off today is looking as promising and as impactful as ever. Working along this year’s theme given by the festival founder Martyn Reed, Brand […]

Previews: Giorgiko – “Lux Aurea” @ The Garage

LA-based art duo Darren and Trisha Inouye, better known as Giorgiko, will be opening their international solo debut with The Garage in Amsterdam, a location that perfectly matches their recognizable visual language. Lux Aurea will be opening on September 13th in the presence of the artists and will feature a new series of works directly influenced by the Dutch painterly legacy. Having the chance to present their work in The Garage’s 16th-century carriage house in the historic center of Amsterdam, the art duo compiled a […]

Upcoming: Nuart 2019 (Stavanger, Norway)

Our long-time friends over from Stavanger in Norway, Nuart Festival, recently announced the lineup and planned events that will mark the 19th edition of their world-renowned event. Keeping the policy of inviting old friends as well as introducing new names, their lineup of artists is promises an exciting series of new works to be added to Stavanger’s impressive collection of public art, turning the quaint Scandinavian town into a Street Art Mecca. View this post on Instagram We're excited to announce the line up for […]

Upcoming: Underdogs x Fat Boy Slim”Smile High Club” @ Underdogs Gallery

Following the collaborative multimedia work created by Vhils and Fat Boy Slim for London’s Iminente Festival 2018 (covered), Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon once again teamed up with the famed English DJ, musician, and record producer for their next exhibition, Smile High Club. Opening on 21 June, this banger of a show is curated by Fat Boy Slim AKA Norman Cook and is entirely focused on his passion for the iconic smiley image. Originally designed by Harvey Ball in 1963, the smiley face has been referenced […]

Interviews / Releases: Jerry Hsu – “The Beautiful Flower Is The World” Book

May 21st will mark the official public release of Jerry Hsu‘s second book, The Beautiful Flower Is the World, photo documentation of the curiosities spotted in the world around us. The San Jose-based pro-skateboarder and artist got into the spotlight with his Table for One project featuring photos of strangers dining alone a couple of years ago, and the new publication only confirms his killer sense of humor and an eye for life’s little absurdities. As part of the first edition, an undisclosed number of […]

Previews: Scott Albrecht – “Where The Edges Meet” @ The Holdout

Amsterdam’s Andenken Gallery recently teamed up with The Jaunt art residency/travel platform and organized a new project on the Portuguese Silver Coast. Inviting in the gallery’s long-time friend and artist, Scott Albrecht, as the inaugural visitor and resident, they will be presenting a new solo show from him at the gallery’s newest space, The Holdout, in Alcobaça, Portugal, starting Saturday, May 4th. Although best known for his cut, painted, and assembled wood pieces, the NY-based artist also works in a variety of other mediums including steel, collage, […]

Streets: Nuart Aberdeen (Part III)

The other day, we teased some of the new public works that were being created during the recently held Nuart Aberdeen 2019. Today, we wanted to showcase the other seven artists whose work we’ve enjoyed during our stay. Working around the idea of telling stories, the artists uncovered less known parts of the city’s history (Vhils), revealed another side of important events (Axel Void), and referenced the unfortunate reality the city is facing (Strøk). Scattered around the city center, these pieces show the variety of […]

Streets: Nuart Aberdeen (Part II)

As we previously reported, for the third time in a row we’ve spent the Easter weekend taking part in Nuart Aberdeen‘s program while enjoying the new works created on the streets of sun-basked Aberdeen in Scotland. This year’s festival included 13 artists from around the globe, who added their signature marks to an already impressive collection of public art produced throughout the city. Fully aware of the risks of possible oversaturation with large murals, Nuart Festival director and curator, Martyn Reed, made sure the works did […]

Streets: Nuart Aberdeen 2019 (Part I)

Easter weekend marked the official launch of the third consecutive Nuart Aberdeen. From the media launch yesterday, civic reception at the city hall, sold-out Q&A session with legendary Scottish playwright and artist, John Byrne, the festival’s programme is jam-packed with talks, presentations, debates, and screenings. But for many, the most important part of this annual event is the creation of public artworks through the city, which once again lured a number of locals to get out and wander around their hometown in search for new […]