CHRISTIAN OMODEO (FR)
Christian Omodeo is an art historian and a Research Fellow at the Université Paris-Sorbonne.
He is currently artistic director of the agency The Great Game and teaches contemporary art in various Parisian universities. He worked at the National Institute of History of Art from 2005 to 2010, working in “Directory of Italian paintings in French public collections (XIII-XIX centuries).” In parallel, he prepared a doctoral thesis on the painter Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844), supported in 2011 at the Paris-Sorbonne University under the direction of Barthélémy Jobert. From 2010-2012, he taught at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens, before collaborating in 2013 with the Fesch Museum of Ajaccio in the exhibition project “The Roman people of the Republic in the first unit : between myth and history.”
Since 2008 his interest has focused on urban art and graffiti, working as an expert artistic advisor, curator and critic. After curating the first edition of the festival “Outdoor” in Rome in 2010 he helped draft the “Tour Paris 13” (2013) and has collaborated with several galleries (LJ Gallery, Paris; Galo Art Gallery Turin Wunderkammern , Rome) and public and private institutions (Mayor of the 13th arrondissement, Paris, Saint-Louis Centre of the French, Rome Bunker, Turin Leoncavallo, Milan). He has to his credit two books: What’s Hogre? (Mondo Bizzarro, 2012) and C215 : A master stencilist (Criteria, 2014) and currently leads a discussion on issues identified by the presence of graffiti in public space.
Fight Club was established in 2012 as a way to introduce difficult topics in a more relaxed environment condusive to public engagement.
This year’s Nuart Plus symposium will explore the topics of ‘Utopia and Rights to the City’ and ‘Dada, Art and Everyday Life’ on the 500th anniversary of Thomas M...
Utopia, from the artists perspective
Artist presentation by Kennardphillipps, followed by a Q&A session with Carlo McCormick.
Nutopia panel debate
Discussion led by: David Pinder
Panel: Pedro Soares Neves, Peter Bengtsen, Emma Arnold
Panel debate: The Borders of Street Art
Artists presentations by Jeff Gillette and Henrik Uldalen, followed by a Q&A session with Evan Pricco
By Emma Arnold
SUBVERTING AND CONTESTING THE MASCULINE AND SEXUALISED CITY
Pop culture critic, curator, and Senior Editor of PAPER magazine
Research Fellow, University of Oslo Department of Sociology and Human Geography
Founder, Lisbon Street Art and Urban Creativity
Art historian and sociologist, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University
Henri Lefebvre’s "right to the city" concept provokes us to consider how we might remake the city with the goal of creating more just and ideal societies.
Nuart Festival and SF Kino Stavanger present Wall Writers: Graffiti in its Innocence