FRI 7. KL1040-DR LACHLAN MACDOWALL (AU)

Dr. Lachlan MacDowall (AU) lectures in Screen and Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne, where he is also a member of the Research Unit in Public Cultures. He has presented and published widely on the history and aesthetics of graffiti, street art and urban informality. His current projects examine new methods of graffiti research using photography, writing and data and his book Instafame: Graffiti and Street Art in the Instagram Era will be published by Intellect Books in 2019.

Seminar Day 1
Friday 7 September, Tou Scene
10·40–11·00 Snitches, Glitches and Untold Riches: graffiti and street art on Instagram

Presentation by Dr Lachlan MacDowell, University of Melbourne

This talk presents some findings from a research project that uses more than 23 million pieces of public data from the digital platform Instagram to map the global institutionalisation of graffiti and street art. The result is the most comprehensive empirical study yet of the intertwined global fields of graffiti and street art, making visible its key players, institutions and patterns of taste. However, the clash of spray paint and data raises as many questions as it answers. This talk addresses the anomalies and curiosities that arose through the research, particularly the bad behavior (snitches), censorship (glitches) and economic reality (untold riches) that also form part of the story. Who are streets art’s aristocrats?  What happens when Subway Art meets Moneyball? From Banksy and Os Gemeos, to Sainer and Sofles, what can this data tell us about the trajectories of graffiti and street art in the Instagram Era?

 

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MON 3. KL1615 : ARTIST PRESENTATION BY MILU CORRECH (AR)

Argentina's Milu Correch presents an "Anti-Ted Talk" talk about Street Art and wall paintings decolonized potential

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Space or place? Freedom or security? You, the audience decide.

THURS 6 KL 2100. FIGHT CLUB WITH EVAN PRICCO (US) JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE

Evan Pricco (US) is Editor-in-Chief of the world’s leading international contemporary art magazine, Juxtapoz, based in San Francisco, California.

FRI 7 NUART PLUS HOST - DR SUSAN HANSEN (AU/UK)

Susan Hansen (AU/UK) is Head of the Visual and Creative Methods Group and Chair of the Forensic Psychology Research Group at Middlesex University, London.

FRI 7. KL1000- KEYNOTE-PROF MIKE WATSON

Mike Watson (UK) (PhD Goldsmiths College) is a theorist, critic and curator who is principally focused on the relation between art, new media and politics.

FRI 7. KL1040-DR LACHLAN MACDOWALL (AU)

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...

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Day 1 of the Nuart Plus symposium explores the theme of Space

FRI 7 KL1445.-VIKTOR GJENGAAR (NO)

Founder of street art and mural production company Urban Samtidskunst, Oslo.

FRI 7 KL1445-ARNE VILHELM TELLEFSEN (NO). NORWEGIAN STREET ART PRACTICE PANEL

Arne Vilhelm Tellefsen is an artist and co-founder of KRS Gadekunstlaug in Kristiansand, Southern Norway.

FRI 7 KL1445.ERIC NESS CHRISTIANSEN (NO). NORWEGIAN STREET ART PRACTICE PANEL

Eric Ness Christiansen is a graffiti artist and curator of UGANGprosjektet in Drammen, one of the biggest graffiti happenings in Norway.

FRI 7 KL1630 NUART JOURNAL LAUNCH. ISSUE 1

Join us for the launch of the Nuart Journal, Nuart's peer reviewed journal for the critical study of street art and urban cultures.

FRI 7 KL1900- THE MAN WHO STOLE BANKSY WITH CHRISTIAN OMODEO (IT/FR)

Christian Omodeo is a freelance curator and bookseller based in Paris, where he runs Le Grand Jeu, an agency, bookstore and documentation center devoted to street...

SAT 8. KL1000-1700. TRAFO WORKSHOP WITH CONZO & GLÖBEL (UK)

Take part in a unique sign painting and graffiti workshop with Conzo & Glöbel at this year’s Nuart Festival !

SAT 8 KL1000. KEYNOTE-PROFESSOR ALISON YOUNG (AU)

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...

SAT 8. KL1100-DR ENRICO BONADIO (IT)

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...

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