Brand New, You’re Retro… NUART are back for another visionary Art Festival, Stavanger 2019

Nuart Festival are once again inviting a host of international artists to the art city of Stavanger, Norway, as they celebrate their nineteenth year!

The aim of this years festival is in their words ‘to help us make sense of the world we currently live in and how we can better navigate it‘…

As Nuart Festival kicks off its 19th edition, we once again bring a host of international artists to the city of Stavanger to help us make sense of the world we currently live in and how we can better navigate it. Through the creation of public artworks, both sanctioned and not so, Nuart aims to challenge existing narratives, generate new ideas, and push the boundaries of what constitutes public and private space. This year, we focus on the evocative intersection of memory and the city, and the role of art on the streets in unravelling and reworking not only the city’s collective memories, but also the cultures. New takes on old forms, graffiti merging with street art, classicism with vandalism, the advertising of subvertising, gentrification, rights to the city and in the case of one artist, rights to life itself. Martyn Reed and the Nuart team

This year’s artist line up includes: OX, Nuno Viegas, Julio Anaya Cabanding, Jofre Oliveras, Jad El Khoury جاد الخوري, Hyuro, Edwin, Dotmasters, Dr.d – Subvertiser, Paul Harfleet, and the legendary 1UP CREW.


The festival runs from the 5th to 8th September 2019. Check out the action packed programme below …

Saturday 7. September, 22:00, Tou – The Machine Hall

Before there was Nuart, there was Numusic. For the 20th anniversary of what is often described as one of Scandinavia’s leading electronic music festivals, we invite you to a party filled with intriguing arctic techno from Tromsø with Mental Overdrive and DJ Ra-shidi.

Thursday 5. September – Sunday 8. September

Nuart Plus is our annual academic and industry conference. In the days leading up to the exhibition opening, the public can take part in a multifaceted series of talks, presentations, workshops, panel debates, film screenings and more with world leading academics and industry professionals.

This year’s Nuart Plus Program runs from Thursday 5. – Sunday 8. September at Tou, centre for contemporary arts.

Saturday 7. September, 17:00, Stavanger Odeon Cinema

Nuart Festival is honoured to announce, in association with Stavanger Odeon Cinema, the Scandinavian premiere of Martha: A Picture Story, a documentary by Selina Miles.

Get your tickets here.

Opening Saturday 7. September, 19:30, Tou

Nuart’s 2019 indoor exhibition is finally back and scheduled to open on Saturday 7. September. This exhibition gives the international artists freedom to transform each of the seven old beer halls at Tou into their own artistic universe.

The exhibition will run every weekend, until Sunday 6. October.




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