Overlooking the quiet water of Stavanger’s bay there is a quote (How big is the idea, How small is the state), which has just appeared at the docks. It’s from a poem by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish and it was painted during Nuart 2017 by the Egyptian activist and artist Bahia Shehab:
Framed by the evocative sentence “A truth that is beauty. A beauty that is truth”, Ricky Lee Gordon’s mural for Nuart Festival 2017 celebrates the bravery of activists around the world, who are always more frequently harassed and intimidated for defending human rights.
12 artists from 10 countries spanning 4 continents will descend upon Stavanger, Norway this August for the 17th edition of the world’s leading street art festival. Site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions will be supplemented by Nuart Plus – the festival’s satellite program of academic and industry debates, artist presentations, film screenings
NUART street art Festival, the international contemporary street and urban art festival that is held annually in Stavanger, Norway since 2001. Artists included this year were: AddFuel, Axel Void, EVOL, MTO, Jaune, Hyuro, Fintan Magee, Henrik Uldalen, NIMI & SPY.