From our friends at Nuart in Stvanger, Norway: Nuart and the Bergen-based artist Nipper present Mission Directives – a series of small scale installations that promote the sharing economy, creativity and citizen-led communication in public space.

Mission Directives will create an alternative zone for communication through the installation of over 30 temporary artworks in and around Stavanger. By questioning who has the power and authority to communicate messages and create meaning in our shared spaces, and the public’s relationship to their urban environment, Mission Directives becomes part of a broader conversation of social significance.

Each of Nipper’s 30+ Mission Directives comes in one of the following three forms:

1. Gift : an artwork for the finder to take with them

2. Special Order : a Gift for the finder to take with them along with instructions to perform a specific artistic action in public space

3. Special Invitation : a Gift for the finder to take with them along with an invitation to make a new Mission Directive using the materials provided (marker pen, spray paint, acrylic, pencil, paper and/or stencil).

Nipper has collaborated with artists from USA, Portugal, Italy, Sweden and Norway to produce the series of original drawings, paintings, stencils, collages and zines that form Mission Directives. This collaborative approach mirrors Nipper’s ambitions for the project to encourage others to engage with their urban environment in a creative and playful manner.

Contributing artists:

Akay (SW) AFK (NO) Canemorto (IT) John XC (UK) Mania (NO) Maud (PT) NDA (US) Teg (NO)

Mission Directives is part of Nuart Festival’s wider goal to help redefine how we experience art: to bring art out of museums, galleries and public institutions onto the city streets. Central to this goal is the belief that art should be a part of peoples everyday lives.