SPACE vs PLACE
21:00 Fight Club: Space (Freedom) vs Place (Security)
Location: KÅKÅ, Valberget 3
Inspired by the original Greek Symposia where debates took place fueled by copious amounts of wine, Nuart introduce a current hot topic in Street Art culture to be debated by two opposing teams made up of artists, academics and industry professionals, all lubricated by alcohol. The audience are invited to participate and settle the score at the end of the discussion by voting for the winner.
For anyone who’s ever been to a conference and felt bored to distraction. For anyone who ever felt too inhibited to put their hand up during a Q&A. For anyone with an opinion about art in public space but without a platform to voice them. Fight Club is for you.
Space (Freedom) vs Place (Security)
It’s the constant risk, and perhaps fate of subcultures in general: drift into obscurity, or accept the change and calcify into an acceptable form that pays the bills?
This year's Nuart aims to act as a counterweight to the authoritarian monumentalisation of Street Art culture that Muralism has become. Through exploring alternative methods of organising - and offering the opportunity of greater freedom, or space, for artists to move through and work in - we hope to encourage Street Art to become adventurous again.
But is the 'security' that comes with mural festivals and the 'professionalization' of Street Art culture worth sacrificing what street artists lose in creative freedom? Is it reasonable to compromise what gave Street Art it's original potency for the security of a pay-check doled out by corporate-backed or civic funded mural festivals? Or does the new model of supersized Street Art festivals neuter the movement's power to reach those unpoliced zones where it can have its greatest impact?
Space or place? Freedom or security? You, the audience decide.
Team leaders Evan Pricco (Managing Editor of Juxtapoz Magazine) and Dr. Susan Hansen (Department of Psychology at Middlesex University) go head-to-head to argue these points and more in the latest installment of Nuart’s legendary Fight Club.
Refereed by Doug Gillen (Founder & Director, Fifth Wall TV)
A short film on Jan Vormann's Dispatchwork for Nuart 2018 filmed by MZM Projects.
Conversations with the Street. A short film on and with artist Carrie Reichardt.
Short film documenting a selection of the works produced by 26 participating artists over a 7-day period in September, courtesy of Fifth Wall TV.
Máret Ánne Sara brings the Pile o’ Sápmi debate to Stavanger with Nuart's billboard project.
A short documentary on Stavanger based Iranian artist Nina Ghafari from MZM Projects.
Everything you need to know about this year's Nuart Festival
Key works from this years festival - the rest we hope people will discover on their own without the aid of a map, as nature (and the artists) intended
Obair Ealain (Street Art) is a new Gaelic-language, feature-length documentary which follows the progress and impact of Nuart Aberdeen 2018.
Nuart x Johannes Læringsenter present a new community-based mural for Badedammen in Stavanger East
Street Art workshops for senior citizens at nursing homes across Stavanger, proving you´re never too old to pick up a spray can !
Nuart and Attende pay tribute to Stavanger´s ´Ren By Gjengen´ with a new mural by Fintan Magee
Internationally renowned mural artist Smug joins forces with Nuart and Attende for a project that aims to inspire action and change.
Powerful public art by Iranian siblings Icy & Sot for Nuart Festival 2018
Nuart newcomer Helen Bur displaying great versatility with works both big and small in Stavanger this past week
Made on the shore of the Hafrsfjord where the monument 'Sverd i fjell' commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872
Ener Konings (NO) dive into Nuart Festival 2018…literally !
Alice Pasquini with a trademark colourful mural in the heart of Stavanger city centre
Bergen based Skurk kicks off this year's Nuart Festival proper with a new mural in Stavanger sentrum
UK stencil duo Snik with two incredible new works for Nuart.
Our at-a-glance program of keynote speeches, presentations, panel debates, film premieres, workshops, special events and more
Argentina's Milu Correch presents an "Anti-Ted Talk" talk about Street Art and wall paintings decolonized potential
Space or place? Freedom or security? You, the audience decide.
Argentina's Milu Correch presents an "Anti-Ted Talk" talk about Street Art, with added bonus track on how the heterosexual system manifests within it.
Dr. Lachlan MacDowall (AU) lectures in Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne. Snitches, Glitches and Untold Riches: graffiti and street art o...
Launch of the first issue of the Nuart Journal. A peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the critical study of street art and urban cultures
Scandinavian premiere of the latest film on the world's leading street artist, Banksy, narrated by Iggy Pop
Alison Young (AU) is the Francine V. McNiff Professor of Criminology in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a Professo...
Street Art, Graffiti and the Moral Right of Integrity. Enrico Bonadio is Senior Lecturer in Law at City, University of London. His current research agenda focuses...
Take part in a unique sign painting and graffiti workshop with Conzo & Glöbel at this year’s Nuart Festival !
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Nuart and Kolumbus present the world’s first ever series of curated Street Art buses.
Belgian artist Jaune celebrates the “unsung heroes” who keep our cities moving
Nuart and Kolumbus reveal the latest addition to Stavanger's expanding fleet of Street Art buses.
Polish artist M-City transforms 18-metre long bus into refugee pontoon to raise awareness about global humanitarian crisis.
Nuart heads to London’s famous Saatchi Gallery this November for an exhibition celebrating 12 years of facilitating art in the streets.
A look at Nuart and Nordic Edge's inaugural “Artist-in-Residence” project.
A three-year public art project, devised in collaboration with Oslo Municipality, which will see Nuart curate a series of artworks along the length of the Akersel...
Nuart presents The Cult of Rammellzee (UK) at the Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art (UKM)
The latest installment in Nuart's Billboard project. Check out the video here.
Street art duo produce large-scale mural and series of paste-up's as part of a Sandnes/Stavanger residency
Nuart presents Cult of Rammellzee (UK), Ella & Pitr (FR) and Street Printing with Die Raubdruckerin (DE) at the Norwegian Youth Festivals of Art
‘The Last Traveler’ by NIMI: the latest addition to Nuart's ‘Art City’ program
Footage from Nuart Festival, Block Berge Bygg and Ella & Pitr's successful attempt to create the world’s largest outdoor mural in Klepp, Rogaland.
Nuart and the Bergen-based artist Nipper present Mission Directives – a series of small scale installations that promote the sharing economy, creativity and citiz...