SAT SEPT 7. 17:00 - 19:00 FILM SCREENING: MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY

Martha Cooper is a documentary photographer who has specialized in shooting urban vernacular art and architecture for forty years. In 1977, Martha moved from Rhode Island to New York City and worked as a staff photographer on the NY Post for three years. During that time she began to document graffiti and b-boying, subjects which led to her extensive coverage of early Hip Hop as it emerged from the Bronx. These photos, published worldwide, helped make Hip Hop the predominant international youth movement it is today.

Martha’s first book, Subway Art (with Henry Chalfant), has been in print since 1984 and is affectionately called the “bible” by graffiti artists. Her next book,R.I.P.: Memorial Wall Art looks at memorial murals in NYC and HipHop Files 1980-1984 contains hundreds of rare, early Hip Hop photos. We B*Girlz is an intensive look at girls who breakdance worldwide, and Street Play and New York State of Mind are her collections of NYC photos from the late 70’s.Tag Town shows the evolution of graffiti style from early tags to complicated pieces. Her books, Going Postal and Name Tagging contain hundreds of images of graffiti and street art on postal stickers. Remembering 9/11 captures the variety of spontaneous memorials that sprang up in New York after the attack on the World Trade Center. Tokyo Tattoo 1970, published in 2011 by Dokument in Sweden, showcases photos she took while living in Japan in the 70's.

Martha’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and published in numerous magazines from National Geographic to Vibe. She still lives in Manhattan but travels frequently to urban art festivals around the world. Recently Martha has been documenting street artists painting in Wynwood, Miami as well as shooting an on-going personal project comparing SoWeBo, a neighborhood in Southwest Baltimore to Soweto, South Africa.

Instagram: @marthacoopergram

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7. 17:00 - 19:00 FILM SCREENING: MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY
Odeon Kino, Stavanger. Nuart Festival is honoured to announce, in association with Stavanger Odeon Cinema, the Scandinavian premiere of Martha: A Picture Story, a documentary by Selina Miles.

Martha: A Picture Story Directed by Selina Miles
Year: 2019
Duration: 82 minutes
All Ages

In 1970s New York, photographer Martha Cooper captured some of the first images of graffiti at a time when the city had declared war against it. Three decades after publishing her book, Subway Art, photographer Martha Cooper age 75, discovers she's become an unexpected icon of one of the biggest art movements in history.

Post film Q&A with Martha Cooper and Selina Miles hosted by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz Magazine!

FULL NUART PLUS 2019 PROGRAM

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

THURS SEPT 5. 21:00–23:00 FIGHT CLUB, EVAN PRICCO (US)

Announcing Evan Pricco (US) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI SEPT 6. 15:30 - 16:30, Norwegian Street Art Practice: Towards an Institute for Critical Street Art

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

FRI SEPT 6. 15:30 - 16:30 Norwegian Street Art Practice: Towards an Institute for Critical Street Art

Eric Ness Christiansen is a graffiti artist and curator of UGANGprosjektet in Drammen, one of the biggest graffiti happenings in Norway, covering close to 5000 m2...

FRI SEPT 6. 11:10–12:00 Erik Hannerz: Rewriting the city: Subcultural play and urban creativity

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6. 11:10–12:00 Erik Hannerz: Rewriting the city: Subcultural play and urban creativity & FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6. 12:30–13:00 Memory and Creative Dest...

FRI SEPT 6. 12:20–12:30 Selina Miles: Filming the City

Announcing Selina Miles (AU) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI SEPT 6. 14:00–14:30 Kadri Lind and Sirla: Stencibility – Independent Anarcho-Street Art

Announcing Kadri Lind (EE) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI SEPT 6. 14:00–14:30 Kadri Lind and Sirla: Stencibility – Independent Anarcho-Street Art

Announcing Sirla (EE) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI SEPT 6. 14:30–15:00 Vile Films present Subvertiser, a short film on festival artist Dr D (UK) followed by a Q&A

After failing his art GCSE (10th grade in the U.S.) dr.d embarked on a plethora of glamorous jobs including rat catcher; building site labourer; taxi radio contro...

FRI SEPT 6. 15:30 - 16:30, Norwegian Street Art Practice: Towards an Institute for Critical Street Art

Announcing Viktor Gjengaar (NO) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI 6 & SAT 7 SEPT: SAZISO PHIRI (UK)

Announcing Saziso Phiri (UK) as one of the moderators for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

FRI 6 & SAT 7 SEPT: SUSAN HANSEN (UK/AU)

Announcing Susan Hansen (UK) as one of the moderators for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

SAT SEPT 7. 11:10–11:50 Stephen Pritchard: More Today Than Yesterday (But Less Than There'll Be Tomorrow)

Announcing Stephen Prichard (UK) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

SAT SEPT 7. 11:50–12:30 Paint the Change: Jo Skoulikas and Saleem Vaillancourt, with festival artist Hyuro in conversation

Hyuro is an Argentinian artist best known for painterly compositions that combine vernacular depictions of femininity with socio-political undertones. 


SAT SEPT 7. 13:30 - 14:00, Splash and Burn film and Q&A with co-founder Charlotte Pyatt

Charlotte Pyatt is a creative professional with a passion for projects activating positive change and discussion through Art.

SAT SEPT 7. 14:00–14:30 Artist talk and Q&A with Paul Harfleet: The Pansy Project

Announcing Paul Harfleet (UK) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

SAT SEPT 7. 14:30–15:00 Artist talk and Q&A with Jad El Khoury: Tower of Wind

In association with Venice's Arte Laguna Prize we’re delighted to welcome the first recipient of a Nuart residency award, Jad El Khoury.

SAT SEPT 7. 17:00 - 19:00 FILM SCREENING: MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY

Announcing Martha Cooper (US) as one of the speakers for this year's Nuart Plus Conference.

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