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NUART FESTIVAL 2014. "Beneath the pavement, The Beach"

by Natalie Hegert
I’ve been doing a bit of studying up lately. So far I’ve learned that the rules concerning the sale of alcohol in Norway rival those I’ve encountered in Utah: not available on Sundays, or after 6pm most days; for some reason there’s a couple of days in May that are totally off-limits; oh and supermarkets only sell beer that’s 2.5% alcohol (worse than Utah’s 3.2!), for the stronger stuff you’ve got to go to someplace called Vinmonopolet (I’d venture a guess that literally means “wine monopoly”),... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 8/23/14
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Where the Streets Become a White Cube: A Look Back at Nuart Festival

by Natalie Hegert
There’s a subversive brilliance to Nuart which must be appreciated: the fact that every year, in the languid late summer days of September, a bunch of notorious vandals and their apologists descend en masse upon an idyllic Norwegian seaside town under the auspices of a street art festival—largely bankrolled by the Norwegian Arts Council and the city itself. To the American observer it seems beautifully backwards. Cities like New York and Los Angeles are usually doing all they can to suppress... [more]
Posted by Natalie Hegert on 10/4/14
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NUART FESTIVAL: WALLS ARE TALKING

by Jonathan Roze
Stavanger is a medium-sized town located in the southwestern coast of Norway. Since 2001, the city has hosted Numusic and Nuart festivals, both created by Martyn Reed; Nuart came after the Numusic festival, and could be considered as the visual answer to the first festival. Whether it is about electronic music or street art, Nu events aim at letting the underground and emerging scenes develop their own expressive potential. Faith47, mural in progress, Nuart Festival, 2013. Since 2005, Nuart... [more]
Posted by Jonathan Roze on 10/4/13