Unlike many other cities, Ghent’s street art legacy developed from the bottom-up, rooted in the passion of local artists and their connections to international artists whom they invited to paint. Giulia Blocal writes:
Nuart Aberdeen, the little son of the Stavanger-based Nuart Festival, has just kicked off. Twelve street artists have being invited to Scotland to paint over the Granite City, which will definitely look less grey after this week.
Street art pioneer John Fekner was back in Stavanger after his piece “Broken Promises” (Nuart 2014), which –in turn- was originally stencilled in 1980 on a decaying building in New York to highlight the inadequate housing and poor services afflicting the South Bronx.
Moscow-based Slava Ptrk has taken part in the 17th edition of Nuart Festival with two outdoor murals, both stenciled and yet completely different from each other. First of all, Slava Ptrk painted “Poppies” on the side of the hotel Havly in downtown Stavanger.
Art activist Vermibus took part in Nuart Festival by interpreting this year’s theme –Power in the Public Sphere- with his interventions through the city of Stavanger, to question who has the power and authority to communicate messages in public spaces.