Street Art // Monday, August 24, 2015
We are super excited to be in Stavanger, Norway next week for the kick-off of the 2015 Nuart Festival, one of the world's best continuing street art-centric fairs. The show officially opens on September 5, but street works will be popping up in the coming days, and DOLK has already started working on the streets with these really cool abstract expressionist-style works all around Stavanger. Fun times ahead, with updates!
Street Art // Monday, August 17, 2015
We are excited to once again be part of Nuart 2015 this year, not only as as media sponsor, but a part of the great lecture program the Norwegian festival puts on each year. From September 3—5, 2015, the festival happens around Stavanger with talks and street pieces across the city, and the exhibition itself runs 6 September - 11 October, 2015. Even better, Nuart is celebrating its 15th anniversary, "Alongside the recurrent theme of Situationism, this year’s festival will explore notions of play and the ludic tendencies within street art and urban culture. . . "
Street Art // Monday, March 16, 2015
As you know if you follow Juxtapoz Magazine, we spend a week each year in Norway for the Nuart Festival. For the 2014 festival, Nuart founder Martyn Reed was filmed by Hypebeast to capture the essence of not only the festival, but the town of Stavanger, Norway and the concept of bringing and developing art culture on the West Coast of Norway. We think you should watch because Reed gives a succinct message about the positive impacts that any art culture can have on a population regardless of genre.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 02, 2014
Juxtapoz never shies away from a little controversy, and the November 2014 issue featuring the a cover story and the works South African-based photographer Roger Ballen. This cover, let's just get right to it: it's disturbing, haunting, intriguing, and yet part of a compelling body of work that Ballen has been building for decades. We are proud to have him on the cover and to tell his unique story.
Street Art // Thursday, September 11, 2014
We have been showing you photographs of our week in Stavanger, Norway for the 2014 Nuart Festival, and today we have some looks at a few of the completed murals that have been added to the Stavanger skyline and town (and in the case of ±MAISMENOS±, added to the grounds of some apartment construction).
Juxtapoz // Monday, September 08, 2014
We learned a lot from this year's Nuart festival, and the many questions and conversations we had with artists and organziers alike, was that by the time the installations opened on Saturday to kick of the Nuart exhibition, it was clear that Europe has a group of street and conceptual artists making provocative and challenging works just at a time that the battle between street art and curated muralism has reached a critical mass.
Street Art // Friday, September 05, 2014
This year's Nuart Plus program, a series of lectures, talks, and academic debates (okay, the debate is in a pub, and the academics get thrown out the window a few drinks in) have kicked off as the murals, street interventions, and installations are in progress at Nuart in Stavanger, Norway. The spirit of this year's academic portion, and the spirit of Nuart in general in 2014, is the battle of unsanctioned street art versus the ongoing, curated mural festivals popping up around the world.
Street Art // Thursday, September 04, 2014
We were trying to figure out the best way to kick off our coverage of Nuart 2014, as there has been a ton of progress in anticipation of the opening on September 6. Murals are getting finished, installations completed, but most importantly, we want to kick off by showing the epic 150m long supply ship that M-City painted... that has since been sent back out into the Norwegian seas.
Street Art // Monday, August 11, 2014
As we love to do each year, we are heading off to one of the world's premier public and street art festivals, Nuart, and we are very excited today to show the launch video for Nuart 2014. In early September 2014, a group of the world's leading street artists will be in the city of Stavanger, Norway, working within the city and around the city, creating installations, all the while we discuss the changing landscape of street art and public art around the world. We get smart, the artists make us smarter, and its one of the great festivals each year that we take part in.
Street Art // Wednesday, March 19, 2014
As we noted the other day, our good friends at Nuart were in Berlin, curating and organizing "Project M/3" with Urban Nation. As they do every year in Stavanger, Norway, Nuart brought together a roster of international, national and emerging names in Street Art...