This year’s theme for the 17th edition of the NuArt festival is ‘Rise up!’. The festival is an international event showcasing contemporary urban and street art. Ten different countries are represented by 12 artists including Ampparito (ES), Bahia Shehab (EG), Carrie Reichardt (UK), Derek Mawudoku (UK), Ian Strange (AU), John Fekner (US), Know Hope (IL), ±maismenos± (PT), Igor Ponosov (RU), Ricky Lee Gordon (ZA), Slava Ptrk (RU) and Vermibus (DE). NuArt has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading street art festivals, providing a platform and a contemporary space for an art form that is often expressed in more underground formats.
The NUArt festival combines exhibitions, events and performances with debates, workshops and interventions that showcase current trends in dynamic and progressive conversations and displays. The festival encourages artists and attendees to challenge the popular clichés around street art and take a broader perspective on art as a medium that can not only survive but thrive outside of institutionalised environments.
Highlights of the festival include the 5-year-old event ‘Fight Club’ for public engagement and discussions, a mosaic workshop with UK artist Carrie Reichardt, the Sandnes Art Trail, screening of footage from the creation of the world’s largest outdoor mural by Ella & Pitr and the Scandinavian premiere of the film ‘Saving Banksy’.
During the festival, there will be street art walking tours every Saturday around Stavanger, which start at 1pm. Don’t miss the festival opening on Saturday 2nd September at 7pm in Tou Scene’s beer halls.
The NuArt festival opens on Saturday 2nd September and closes on Sunday 15th October. It will be held at various location in and around Stavanger in Norway.
More information about the festival can be found here on their website.
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