FULL NUART PLUS 2018 PROGRAM

This year's Nuart Plus symposium explores the twin themes of Space and Place or, to put it another way, Freedom and Security, and what the implications of these often conflicting values could be for the future of the street art movement.

The two-day academic symposium is also supported by a host of off-site debates, artist talks, exclusive film premieres and workshops at venues across Stavanger exploring similar themes.

All events are free, unless stated otherwise on the program.


MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3

16·15–17·00 Nuart Kick-Off: Artist Presentation by Milu Correch (AR)
Location: Kunstskolen i Rogaland, Birkelands gate 2

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.

"A deconstructive point of view on some Street Art truths that should be avoided in order to reach wall paintings decolonized potential. The capitalization of poverty, the new virtual wall, individualist consumption, virtue signaling/merchandizing, colonization process, hegemonic industry and other simple and light subjects might be mentioned." Milu Correch


WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 5

19·00 The Observer - solo show by Skurk (NO)
Location: Nuart Gallery, Salvågergata 10

Drawing on the artist´s deep-rooted fascination with the woods and an increasing desire to leave behind the digital tools of the trade, each artwork in Skurk´s debut solo show is the result of a time-consuming, labour-intensive analogue process. Within each artwork lies a hidden message seamlessly blended into the tree-rings: an observation of a time and place in history that this particular tree has lived through.


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 6

11·30 Nuart x Attende: Official Unveiling
Location: Folkets Hus, Løkkeveien 22, 4008 Stavanger

Internationally renowned mural artist Fintan Magee joins forces with Nuart and Attende for the second iteration of our Social Inclusion Through Street Art project, which aims to inspire action and change. Join Nuart and Attende for the unveiling of Fintan's new mural by Stavanger Mayor, Christine Sagen Helgø.

21·00 Fight Club: Space vs Place
Location: KÅKÅ, Valberget 3 

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


FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7

10·00–17·00 Seminar Day 1: SPACE (FREEDOM)
Location: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25 

Eminent geographer Yi-Fu Tuan in his seminal Space and Place (1977) defined place as ‘security’ and space as ‘freedom.’ We are attached to one and long for the other, and perhaps this is what makes Nuart a ‘festival’, providing the security of place whilst offering the freedom of space. It was with this in mind that earlier in the year we decided – in spite of the funding cuts and ongoing campaigns to regulate access to public space – to invite more artists than ever before – twice as many in fact – to organise the disorganisation of the festival and offer the opportunity of greater freedom, of greater space, for artists to move through and work in.

Day 1 of the Nuart Plus symposium explores the theme of Space: from the slippage and synergy between material and virtual spaces, as critical spaces of resistance and creativity, to the curatorial strategies and ways of organising that can help provide the conditions for exploring points of resistance within sanctioned and unsanctioned street art practice.

10·00–10·10 Welcome and introduction
by Nuart Plus host Dr. Susan Hansen, Middlesex University

10·10–10·40 Keeping On: There is no alternative, let’s look for one
Keynote speech by Professor Mike Watson, John Cabot University 

10·40–11·00 Snitches, Glitches and Untold Riches: graffiti and street art on Instagram
Presentation by Dr Lachlan MacDowell, University of Melbourne

11·00–11·20 Comfort break

11·20–11·40 Navigating the “Post-Street Art" Milieu
Presentation by the artist Vlady (IT)

11·40–12·20 Panel debate: Art Memes
Discussion led by: Evan Pricco (Managing Editor of Juxtapoz Magazine)
Panel: Professor Mike Watson, Dr Lachlan MacDowell and Vlady

12·20–13·10 Lunch

13·10–13·40 Disrupting Space, From The Artist´s Perspective
Artist presentations by Alice Pasquini (IT) and Carrie Reichardt (UK)

13·40–14·00 Curating Space
Q&A with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief, Juxtapoz Magazine

14·00–14·30 Panel debate: From The Margins To The Mainstream
Discussion led by: Dr. Susan Hansen
Panel: Alice Pasquini, Carrie Reichardt and Evan Pricco

14·30–14·45 Comfort break

14·45–15·30 Norwegian Street Art Practice
Presentations by Viktor Gjengaar (Director of Urban Samtidskunst in Oslo), Arne Vilhelm Tellefsen (Curator of KRS Gadekunstlaug in Kristiansand) and Eric Ness Christiansen (Graffiti artist, curator of UGANGprosjektet in Drammen)

15·30–16·15 Panel debate: Public/Private
Discussion led by: Dr. Susan Hansen
Panel: Viktor Gjengaar, Arne Villhelmsen and Eric Ness Christiansen

16·30–17·00 Nuart Journal Launch. Issue 1

Nuart Journal is a forum for critical discourse and commentary on urban art cultures and street art practice. This inaugural issue marks a pivot point in the development of what could be termed a ‘critical street art’.

19·30–21·30 The Man Who Stole Banksy – Scandinavian Premiere
Location: SF Kino, Sølvberggata 2
Tickets: 100NOK
Seniors/students: 90NOK
(tickets available here)

Introduced by co-writer Christian Omodeo, followed by a Q&A

The Man Who Stole Banksy is not just a film about Banksy's involvement with Palestine. It is a way to show Palestinians, not as victims, but as people who are actively fighting for their rights. It also tells the story of street art's commodification and transformation into heritage. We wanted to realize a portrait of what street art has become in the last decade. Street Art has become mainstream. Museums and institutions are now ready not only to show it, but also to buy artworks for their own collections. But what does this mean? What kinds of narratives are we recreating? What is the institutional history of street art that curators are writing today? Through the lens of a wall carried from Palestine to Denmark and London, we discovered what was happening in Bologna and used the Blu story as a way to interrogate the museum's new narratives of street art.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8
 

 

10·00–16·45 Seminar Day 2: PLACE (SECURITY)
Location: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25 

Madrid based researcher Javier Abarca has written insightfully on the creeping dominance of the authoritarian neo-liberal Mural scene, rebranded as ‘street art’ festivals, and the dangers that come with it: complicity with city developers and gentrification projects, the instrumentalising of art for tourism, murals as placemaking (or placetaking) the somnambulant street art tour, and growing corporate influence. Curators, organisers and artists alike shrug their shoulders in resigned fashion, “whatcha gonna do?”

Day 2 of the Nuart Plus symposium explores the theme of Place via a critical examination of street art’s role in placemaking, placetaking, 
placestaking, displacement and more.

10·00–10·10 Welcome and introduction
by Nuart Plus host Dr. Susan Hansen, Middlesex University

10·00–10·50 Art & Belonging: on place, displacement and placelessness
Keynote by Professor Alison Young, University of Melbourne

10·50–11·10 Comfort break 
 
11·10–11·30 
Street Art, Graffiti and the Moral Right of Integrity: can artists oppose the destruction and removal of their works?
Presentation by Dr Enrico Bonadio, University of London

11·30–11·50 Gentrify This
Presentation by the artist Milu Corrrech (AR)

11·50–12·30 Panel debate: Culture, The Commodity Which Helps Sell All The Others
Discussion led by: Christian Omodeo (FR)
Panel: Professor Alison Young, Dr Enrico Bonadio and Milu Correch

12·30–14·30 Lunch and festival opening

14·30–15·00 Dispatchwork
Presentation by the artist Jan Vormann (DE)

15·00–15·20 A Promise To Remember
Presentation by the artist Jazoo Yang (KR)

15·20–15·40 Comfort break

15·40–16·00 Time, Space & Memory
Presentation by the artist Said Dokins (MX)

16·00–16·45 Panel debate: Place, Loss & Memory
Discussion led by: Professor Alison Young
Panel: Jan Vormann, Jazoo Yang and Said Dokins

10·00–17·00 TRAFO workshop with Conzo & Glöbel (UK)
Location: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25

Colin Davidson and Ciaran Glöbel aka Conzo & Glöbel host a hand-on workshop for youths aged 16-22 years old at this year’s Nuart Festival in Stavanger, courtesy of TRAFO youth organisation.

19·00-22·00 'Space is the Place' Exhibition Opening
Location: Skur 2, Skansekaien 23

In addition to facilitating a diverse range of artistic expression within the public sphere, Nuart presents a group exhibition of studio-based work by this year´s participating artists alongside pieces drawn from the Nuart Collection. Join us for the opening on Saturday 8 September, kl.19:00!

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 9

13·00 Street Art Tour*
Meeting point: Tou Scene, Kvitsøygata 25

The first of our weekly Street Art Tours where our Nuart guides discuss the works and the artists behind them as well as some insider and behind the scenes stories. (Approx. 90 minutes)

*Tour given in English

FULL NUART PLUS 2018 PROGRAM

Our at-a-glance program of keynote speeches, presentations, panel debates, film premieres, workshops, special events and more

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

THURS 6. KL2100. FIGHT CLUB-SPACE vs PLACE

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...

FRI 7 KL1000-1700. NUART PLUS SEMINAR - DAY 1 TOU SCENE

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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ELOQUENT VANDALS DOCUMENTARY

Shot on location at Nuart Festival features work and candid interviews from some of the worlds leading players in the scene.
Running time : 25.17. Directed by Martin Hawkes

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