MIKKEL BOLT (DK)
Mikkel Bolt (DK) is an art historian and political theorist, employed as a lecturer in cultural history at the Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen. Bolt has published books and articles about activism, avant-garde, revolutionary tradition, contemporary art and anti-terrorism. He defines himself as a Marxist art historian and is part of the left-wing movement in Copenhagen. He is in the editorial board of the academic journal K&K and previously edited the journals Currently and Mutant. For several years, he conducted a conversation with Das Beckwerk on life and art, published in 2008. Bolt, together with the visual artist and activist Jakob Jakobsen, arranged a series of seminars and workshops on Scandinavian Situationism and Image Policy in People's House in Nørrebro. Together with the visual artist and activist Jakob Jakobsen, Bolt owns the publishing house Nebula, which publishes books on radical theory and experimental art.
Bolt is author of six books in Danish, two in English - Crisis to Insurrection: Notes on the ongoing collapse (Minor Compositions, 2014) and Playmates and Playboys at a Higher Level: J.V. Martin and the Situationist International (Sternberg, 2015) - and a long list of articles about the revolutionary tradition and modern art in journals such as Multitudes, New Formations, Oxford Art Journal, Rethinking Marxism, Texte zur Kunst, Third Text and Variations. Editor of 6 books in Danish and three in English - Totalitarian Art and Modernity (ed. w. Jacob Wamberg, 2010), Expect Anything Fear Nothing: The Situationist Movement in Scandinavia and Elsewhere (ed. w. Jakob Jakobsen, 2011) and Cosmonauts of the Future: Texts from the Situationist Movement in Scandninavia and Elsewhere (ed. w. Jakob Jakobsen). He is also an occasional cultural producer, most recently the exhibition This World We Must Leave in Aarhus Kunstbygning in 2010 with Jakob Jakobsen, new edition Kunsthall Oslo, 2016.
The French philosopher and critical thinker Jaques Rancière in conversation with writer Mikkel Bolt on democracy.
Our at-a-glance program of keynote speeches, presentations, panel debates and workshops
(VIDEO) Artist Ian Strange discusses his career and work to date with Jan Zahl, Arts Editor at Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper.
(VIDEO) Keynote speech by Mikkel Bolt (DK)
(VIDEO) Artist presentations by Carrie Reichardt (UK) and Igor Ponosov (RU) followed by a Q&A session with Evan Pricco (US).
(VIDEO) Artist presentation by Bahia Shehab (EG)
(VIDEO) Brave: Nuart × Amnesty International present the case of Human Rights activist Sakris Kupila
(VIDEO) Presentations by Adrian Burnham (UK), Pascal Feucher (DE) and Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (IL) Followed by a panel debate led by Carlo McCormick
(VIDEO) Creating New Cultural Heritage and "Rights to the City"
Presentations by Laima Nomeikaite (LT), Javier Abarca (ES), Emma Arnold (CA) and Susan Hansen (UK)
Join Berlin-based ad-buster and artist Vermibus for a multimedia presentation about his unique brand of activism.
The latest installment of Nuart’s legendary Fight Club, established in 2012 as a way to introduce difficult topics in a more relaxed environment condusive to publ...
Artist Ian Strange discusses his career and work to date with Jan Zahl, Arts Editor at Stavanger Aftenblad newspaper
Join us for Day 1 of the Nuart Plus program, all events are free unless otherwise stated
The film that asks the question: ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building?’
Nuart x Amnesty International present the case of Human Right's activist Sakris Kupila
Join us for Day 2 of the Nuart Plus program, all events are free unless otherwise stated
Take part in a unique mosaic workshop with artist Carrie Reichardt - and produce an outdoor mural at this year’s Nuart Festival!
Essay by Nuart founder and curator Martyn Reed that sets the theme and tone of this years event
by Susan Hansen
By Pedro Soares Neves
By Javier Abarca
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