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The highly anticipated and one of the best Street Art festivals in the world today, NUART FESTIVAL 2016 is about to start in just a few weeks from now. 
The idea behind this year’s festival revolves around the concept of Utopia, introduced by Thomas More 500 years ago in 1516 as well as the DADA movement born at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zürich exactly 100 years ago and which, much like Street Art, advocated for and attempted to “abolish the separation between art and daily life”.
According to the organisers this year’s festival identity will focus on the concept of play and Situationism, an ongoing theme of the festival in recent years.
Starting in the beginning of September, an international team of street artists from across the globe will leave their marks on the city’s walls expanding and giving shape to one of the most exciting public art events today and that will count with the participation of artists like Add Fuel (PT), Axel Void (US), Evol (DE), Fintan Magee (AU), Henrik Uldalen (NO), Hyuro (AR), Jaune (BE), Jeff Gillette (US), KennardPhillipps (UK), Nipper (NO), Robert Montgomery (UK), SpY (ES) among many others soon to be announced.

In addition to the work in the streets NUART will be hosting their annual series of talks, presentations, workshops, panel debates, film screenings and more that will take place from 8-10 September 2016. Among the many interesting events this year we find the exhibition “Post-Street Art” on Saturday 10 September at 19:00 at Tou Scene, as well as the always fascinating Nuart Plus Symposium that this year will focus on ‘Rights to the City’ on the 100th anniversary of Dada and 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s ‘Utopia’. Exciting times ahead:)

The 16th edition of Nuart festival will take place on Beerhalls, Tou Scene. Kvitsøygate 25 Stavanger Norway on the second weekend of September. The opening will be held on September 10th at 7pm with the exhibition period from September 10th to October 19th, 2016.

 

Author: Fran

Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.