SEMINAR DAY 2 : EVOLUTION
12·00 – 15·30 — Seminar Day 2 : EVOLUTION
Location: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25
12·00 — Welcome and Introduction
By Pedro Soares Neves (PT), Lisbon Urban & Street Art Creativity
12.05-12:45 Trash Talk
Presentation by Carlo McCormick (US)
What do rats, Dada, wheat fields, the radical posturing of Up Against the Wall Motherfuckers, pink trash, fallen monuments, public shame and commodified space have in common? Carlo McCormick, legendary pop cultural critic and Nuart fellow takes us on a journey down the rabbit hole of cultural obscurity to shine a light on transgressive public art practice.
13:00-13:45 DIY Culture & New Utopia’s
Presentations by Adrian Burnham (UK), Pascal Feucher (DE) and Addam Yekutieli aka Know Hope (IL)
14:00-14.30 Panel debate: DIY Culture & New Utopia’s
Discussion led by: Carlo McCormick
Panel: Adrian Burnham, Pascal Feucher and Addam Yekutieli
14:45-16.05 Creating New Cultural Heritage and ‘Rights to the City’
Presentations by Laima Nomeikaite (PT), Javier Abarca (ES), Emma Arnold (CA) and Susan Hansen (UK)
Challenging the prevailing paradigm demands rights to the city and the resources to give citizens agency - resources currently locked into cultural heritage and public art budgets. This series of presentations will explore how intangible and ephemeral art practice can usurp and supplant the staus quo for the benefit of the many, not just the few.
Laima Nomeikaite: Street art as heritage: right to the city?
A presentation about the challenges and opportunities of framing street art as heritage. Referencing case studies of the preservation of Dolk and Banksy street artworks, Laima will present the challenges of formal heritage frameworks in ensuring rights to the city, and advocate for a performative approach to heritage. By using performative and experimental methodology, she will illustrate an alternative way to preserve and protect street artworks.
Javier Abarca: Street art, murals and power in public space
This talk looks into the intrinsic differences between unsanctioned street art and institutional murals from the point of view of power relations in public space. While murals are, in essence, part of the controlled environment imposed by architecture and advertising, street art is one of the scarce empowering tools for any city dweller to build their environment from the bottom up. But these roles can be upturned. On the one hand, street art is often recuperated by land speculators, guerrilla marketers and by the artists themselves, and transformed into a sales pitch that serves the established power, even posing as activism while directly exploiting the impoverished. On the other, some artists and arts administrators have come up with ways to detourn the rapidly growing mural machine and make it work in ways closer to the street level.
Emma Arnold: From rights to the city to a politics of the city: graffiti and street art during Québec’s printemps érable
Québec’s student uprising in the spring of 2012 – dubbed the ‘printemps érable’ or ‘Maple Spring’ – led to one of the largest acts of Canadian civil disobedience. Appropriating a small red square as its symbol, protesters symbolically painted the city of Montréal red with political graffiti and street art. Sharing photographs of the uprising taken during psychogeographic walks of the city; this talk reflects five years later on how enacting one’s rights to the city can lead to a politics of the city.
Susan Hansen: The right to write the city: breaking the law of untouchability
Street art is a form of democratic conversation not captured by conventional understandings of how art works. It provides a point of potential connection with others, and a sense of attachment within a potentially dehumanizing urban space. The fleeting moments when we are ‘arrested’ by work on the street may in turn afford the potential for ethical engagement and indeed the radical realization of one’s own right to write the city. While street art’s invitation to engage in the city’s ephemeral dialogue may be antithetical to traditional heritage frameworks, this presentation will address how this may fit within an understanding of street art as a living tradition, or "intangible cultural heritage".
16:05-16.30 Panel debate: Creating New Cultural Heritage and ‘Rights to the City’
Discussion led by: Susan Hansen
Panel: Laima Nomeikaite, Javier Abarca and Emma Arnold
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
Pop culture critic, curator and Senior Editor of PAPER magazine
Cultural geographer and doctoral research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo
Artist, researcher and educator in the fields of graffiti and street art
City planner and human geographer, engaged at The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) since 2016
Art historian and political theorist, employed as a lecturer in cultural history at the Department of Arts and Culture, University of Copenhagen
Founder and manager of Urban Spree in Berlin, Germany
Researcher, designer, urbanist and co-creator of Lisbon Street Art & Urban Creativity international research topic
Convenor of the Visual Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group in the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University, London