Site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions will be supplemented by Nuart Plus – the festival’s satellite program of academic and industry debates, artist presentations, film screenings, workshops, guided tours and more – from Thursday 31 August to Sunday 3 September.
Tou Scene Centre for Contemporary Arts – a former 19th century brewery-cum-multidisciplinary arts venue – will host the festival’s main indoor exhibition, entitled ‘Rise Up!’, from Sunday 3 September to Sunday 15 October.
This year’s festival is dedicated to exploring ‘power’: questioning who has it, who doesn’t and how sanctioned and unsanctioned street and public art can challenge prevailing mechanisms of control.
It will attempt to tackle those grand historical narratives that until recently the arts have been in retreat from: issues of politics, space, justice, place, beauty, history and not least ‘capitalism’, a word we hear less and less of as it is replaced with the ideology of ‘culture’. Paradoxically, Nuart Festival is a recognition that culture is not always a medium of power, but can also be a mode of resistance to it.
Leading practitioners from across the spectrum of street art, activism and artivism will come together for a community driven and responsive ‘Street Art’ celebration that does not simply take art out of the context of the museum but emphasizes its potency as a catalyst for civic agency and direct participation in shaping the city we want to live in.
Join us on opening night : kl1900 at Tou Scene
Nuart Festival 2017 artists:
Ampparito (ES), Bahia Shehab (EG), Carrie Reichardt (UK), flyingleaps presents Derek Mawudoku (UK), Ian Strange (AU), John Fekner (US), Know Hope (IL), ±maismenos± (PT), Igor Ponosov (RU), Ricky Lee Gordon (ZA), Slava Ptrk (RU), Vermibus (DE)
A full program of events and schedule will be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please visit www.nuartfestival.no for more information on this year’s artists.
Saturday 2 September – Sunday 15 October
Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday 12:00 to 17:00 / Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 to 16:00
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Entrance fee: 80kr adults / 50kr concessions