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 […]
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Bergen-based artist Naeem Searle aka NIMI recently spent couple of days in Stavanger painting his piece for the latest addition to Nuart Festival‘s ongoing Art City initiative. The Last Traveler is a ‘sister piece’ to NIMI’s mural Sofia and the Mountain (covered), painted for the same project. Aiming to produce work outside of Nuart’s annual flagship festival, Art City once again invited the South African-born architect and street artist to create public work in their hometown. The result is a piece that tells a story of […]
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 […]
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 […]
One of the highlights of this year’s NuArt Festival is the completion of what is billed as the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, just outside of Stavanger. Created by French artists Ella & Pitr along with a crew of some 30 volunteers, the 21,000 square meter mural was completed before the festival officially started. Painted on a rooftop of the Block Berge Bygg building, this project was the first in a three-year relationship between the festival and the company. It was slated to take two […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
If you enjoyed the indoor work that some of the artists put in for this year’s Nuart Festival, you will definitely want an update on what they created on their primary canvas – the streets. Participants this year included Andreco, Borondo (seen above), DotDotDot, Etam Cru, Fra.Biancoshock, Icy & Sot, John Fekner, Levalet, M-City, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, ±MAISMENOS±, Spy, Strøk, and Tilt. Enjoy all the shots below… Photo credit: Henrik Haven, Nuart, and the artists.