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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.>> read more
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.>> read more
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.>> read more
Besides contributing to the all-time Nuart classic ‘Aftenblad Wall’ (a large-scale billboard that has been taken over by different artists in the past years), the Australian Ian Strange left his posters of suburban homes with some bizarre twist all around the city of Stavanger.>> read more
Art challenges the status quo by its very nature but, with some artists, this is more evident than with others. That’s the case of the ‘craftivist’ Carrie Reichardt, who attended this year’s edition of Nuart Festival investigating the theme of ‘Power in the Public Sphere’.>> read more
For this year’s edition of Nuart Festival, the Russian activist and interventionist Igor Ponosov brought his characteristic ‘street conceptualism’ to the sea. Titled “Too Far, Too Close”, his main piece was realized on a typical Stavanger sailboat, which was sailing the bay twice a day.>> read more
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:>> read more