Next month Nuart Gallery and Nuart Festival will be heading to London for Revolutions Per Minute, a very special exhibition at the renowned Saatchi Gallery that will celebrate 12 years of curating art in the streets.
During the past years, Nuart has been keeping ahead of every trend facilitating an art platform for new urban art forms. From the first wave of stencil art to the current á la mode of figurative muralism; from human scale paste ups to urban interventions; ad-busting to out and out art activism, Nuart has strived to build an organisation that reflects the true diversity and strengths of both sanctioned and unsanctioned street art practice. Generally free from both the need and desire to commercialize the culture, Nuart has been fortunate enough to be able to support those more transient and ephemeral ideas and actions that expand Street Art beyond “the wall”, whilst also recognising that not everyone engaged in this culture has the luxury to do so.
Revolutions Per Minute includes an international roster of artists who have participated in Nuart Festival over the last 12 years including the likes of Futura, Martha Cooper and Jamie Reid as well as some of the leading names in new Norwegian art; showcasing Nuart’s history and standing within the international Street Art community as well as an exciting selection of emerging local talent.
The exhibition is a celebration of street art’s debt to those movements that came before, in particular cultures built around the 12” single, hence the nod to RPM’s and a standardised size of 12” x 12” (30 x 30cm) for each work.
Confirmed artists: Add Fuel (PT), Alice Pasquini (IT), Ben Eine (UK), Bortusk Leer (UK), Carrie Reichardt (UK), Dan Witz (US), D*Face (UK), DOTDOTDOT (NO), Dotmasters (UK), Ella & Pitr (FR), Ernest Zacharevic (LT), ERON (IT), Fra.biancoshock (IT), Henrik Uldalen (NO), Herakut (DE), Hyuro (AR), ICY & SOT (IR/US), John Fekner (US), Judith Supine (US), Julien De Casabianca (FR), Kennardphillips (UK), Know Hope (IL), Leon Reid (US), ±Maismenos± (PT), Martha Cooper (US), Martin Whatson (NO), M-City (PT), Mobstr (UK), Nafir (IR), NIMI (UK/NO), Nina Ghafari (IR/NO), Nipper (UK/NO), Pixel Pancho (IT), Ricky Lee Gordon (ZA), Sandra Chevrier (CA), Sickboy (UK), Skewville (US), SpY (ES), Sten & Lex (IT), Tellas (IT), Tilt (FR), Wan Ho (CH/NO), Zeus (UK) plus more TBC.
About the Nuart Gallery
NuArt gallery is a project space established as a way to utilise the networks created through our development of the Nuart Festival and other public art projects. The space aims to nurture young regional and national talent whilst at the same time hosting and producing exhibitions and public art projects from some of the worlds leading “street” and contemporary artists.
The gallery exhibits a broad range of work influenced by Street Art, Illustration, Drawing, Graffiti, Urbanism, Subcultures and various aspects of Popular Culture, having as goal to cultivate a space where artists can develop their practice, contribute to a sense of “shared values” as well as engage the community in discussions surrounding the cultures they’re engaged with.
About the Saatchi Gallery
The Saatchi Gallery was founded in 1985 with the aim of bringing contemporary art to as wide an audience as possible and make it accessible by providing an innovative platform for emerging artists to show their work. Over the last five years the Saatchi Gallery has hosted ten out of the top 15 most visited exhibitions in London, according to The Art Newspaper’s survey of international museum attendance, and is also ranked amongst the world’s top five most liked museums on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google+. Entry to all the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibitions is free.
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