FIGHT CLUB - MAKING HISTORY WITH 'POST-STREET ART'
Making History with 'Post-Street Art'
This year’s Nuart Festival exhibition introduces, for the first time, the term ‘Post-Street Art’. This expression has been adopted to describe artworks, artists and events that are “informed by” and “aware of” the strategies, forms and themes explored by Street Art but which couldn’t rightly be regarded as ‘Street Art’ or ‘Street Artists’ per se. The term could also be used to describe a new breed of studio practice-based street artist, whose interest in and knowledge of the contemporary art world often far supplants that of an engagement with the street.
Is ‘Post-Street Art’ a useful term to describe these developments and should it be embraced by the culture? Or is it a messy attempt to package something that doesn’t need packaging and should be consigned to history on this momentous evening? You the audience decide.
Two teams lead by Evan Pricco (Founder & Editor-in-chief, Juxtapoz) and art critic, curator and writer Carlo McCormick will argue the merits of this term in the latest instalment of Nuart’s legendary Fight Club.
Referee: Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen (Associate Professor, Norwegian School of Economics)
Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen (NO)
Associate Professor, Norwegian School of Economics and leader of Nuart Plus
Eirik Sjåholm Knudsen is a Research Scholar at the Department of Strategy and Management at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. He has a long time interest in street and urban art and in 2011 initiated the “____capitalism?” project where NHH together with Nuart invited five street artists to give their comments on capitalism directly on the school’s large external walls.
Fight Club was established in 2012 as a way to introduce difficult topics in a more relaxed environment condusive to public engagement. After all, nothing fuels impassioned debate quite like a drink!
This year's Nuart Festival film courtesy of Doug Gillen at Fifth Wall TV.
Fight Club was established in 2012 as a way to introduce difficult topics in a more relaxed environment condusive to public engagement.
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View our online map of the outdoor works created at Nuart Festival 2016