BRAND NEW, YOU’RE RETRO
As Nuart Festival kicks off its 19th edition, we once again bring a host of international artists to the city of Stavanger to help us make sense of the world we currently live in and how we can better navigate it. Through the creation of public artworks, both sanctioned and not so, Nuart aims to challenge existing narratives, generate new ideas, and push the boundaries of what constitutes public and private space. This year, we focus on the evocative intersection of memory and the city, and the role of art on the streets in unravelling and reworking not only the city’s collective memories, but also the cultures. New takes on old forms, graffiti merging with street art, classicism with vandalism, the advertising of subvertising, gentrification, rights to the city and in the case of one artist, rights to life itself.
NUMUSIC: MENTAL OVERDRIVE (LIVE SET), DJ RA-SHIDI
Saturday 7. September, 22:00, Tou – The Machine Hall
Before there was Nuart, there was Numusic. For the 20th anniversary of what is often described as one of Scandinavia’s leading electronic music festivals, we invite you to a party filled with intriguing arctic techno from Tromsø with Mental Overdrive and DJ Ra-shidi.
Tickets and more artists will be announced shortly.
Thursday 5. September – Sunday 8. September
Nuart Plus is our annual academic and industry conference. In the days leading up to the exhibition opening, the public can take part in a multifaceted series of talks, presentations, workshops, panel debates, film screenings and more with world leading academics and industry professionals.
This year’s Nuart Plus Program runs from Thursday 5. – Sunday 8. September at Tou, centre for contemporary arts.
The events are recorded and made available on our website for research and educational purposes for free. The archive will be developed over the coming years into what we hope will provide an important historical insight into the life and times of Street Art.
MARTHA: A PICTURE STORY
Saturday 7. September, 17:00, Stavanger Odeon Cinema
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.
“Eighty of the happiest minutes documentary lovers are likely to spend in a theatre this year.” – The Hollywood Reporter
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.
We are thrilled to announce that there will be a post film Q&A with Martha Cooper and Selina Miles hosted by Evan Pricco of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Opening Saturday 7. September, 19:30, Tou
Nuart’s 2019 indoor exhibition is finally back and scheduled to open on Saturday 7. September. This exhibition gives the international artists freedom to transform each of the seven old beer halls at Tou into their own artistic universe.
The exhibition will run every weekend, until Sunday 6. October.