Juxtapoz // Thursday, October 29, 2015
We may be snapping one of these sets ourselves. Our friends at Nuart who put on a fantastic festival every year also released a limited-edition boxset of prints in conjunction with the 2015 festival. The boxset is made in an edition of 100, with each print being 12" x 12". The set features pritns by Bortusk Leer (UK, Jamie Reid (UK,Dotdotdot (NO), Isaac Cordal (ES), Martha Cooper (US), Futura (US, and above), Fra Biancoshock (IT), Martin Whatson (Handfinished) (NO), Icy & Sot (IR), Ella & Pitr (FR), Sandra Chevrier (CA), Dotmasters (UK), Mobstr (UK), M-City (Hand-sprayed original) (PL), Pixel Pancho (IT).
Street Art // Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Nuart has just closed it's exhibition this year, but we got excited to see their short film they made about the 2015 version of the festival that we attended and took part in. This year was especially strong, and as we note in the current November 2015 issue, "This was Nuart’s fifteenth birthday, a triumph of longevity, demonstrated by how the festival has matured and evolved to include lectures, art installations, public walls and a yearly collaboration with a local corporate brand to solidify the concept of art integration." Watch this great recap of the festival, and even our editor makes a little guest appearance.
Street Art // Monday, September 07, 2015
We wrote a longer essay and view of Nuart this past weekend here on the site, and after the grand opening of the annual tunnel installations for Nuart this weekend, we have some looks at the final works. This year, with the topic of "play" involved in each artist's work, the tunnels' were especially fun this year, with Bortusk Leer, Bordalo II, Issac Cordal, Ella & Pitr, Jamie Reid and others having great work.
Street Art // Saturday, September 05, 2015
For the catalog of the 2015 Nuart Festival, we were asked to write an essay on the topic of "play" and its role in Street Art. It got us thinking (and writing): Even in researching this year’s new art, I came across an essay that summed it up for me from 1958’s Internationale Situationniste #1; “The new phase of affirmation of play seems to be characterized by the disappearance of any element of competition.” It goes on to quote Dutch historian Johan Huizinga as saying play “brings a temporary, a limited perfection.” WeI do like the way this sets up this year’s Nuart.
Street Art // Thursday, September 03, 2015
It's so good to be back. This is our fifth (maybe sixth, who's counting?) year at Nuart, and not only is this the festival's 15th year, but they have an outstanding line-up creating art around Stavanger, Norway with the topic of play and intervention at its heart. We just got into town, and the artists are all hard at work, so before the talks, the drinks, and the unveiling of all the tunnel installations, here is a look at some of the works in progress.
Street Art // Friday, August 28, 2015
Holy. Ella & Pitr, who we have mentioned on this site before, just absolutely went big and bonkers in Norway for Nuart 2015 this past week. As Nuart told us, prior to our trip there, "the world’s largest outdoor mural has been completed in Klepp, Rogaland, in just four days! Backed by an army of volunteers, the French artists Ella & Pitr have worked at lightning-quick pace to cover the vast majority of Block Berge Bygg’s 21,000m2 roof on the outskirts of Stavanger and created a beautiful new addition to the Rogaland landscape." They even got the Guinness Book of World Records involved.
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.