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Nuart Aberdeen 2017

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This April, after 15 years of continuous and successful festivals in their hometown of Stavanger, Nuart Festival will be hosting their first edition outside Norway. Coming to UK for the first time, they recently announced Nuart Aberdeen that will take place from Friday 14 – Sunday 16 April.

Staying true to their tested and proven concept, the project will include a series of site-specific murals, installations, interventions, and temporary exhibitions, along with a program of talks, presentations, film screenings, walking tours and workshops. Always focused on redefining the public space, bringing art to uncommon places and triggering critical and creative thinking with the general population, this initiative was recognized by the Aberdeen Inspired and Aberdeen City Council who were looking for a special way to mark Aberdeen’s year of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’. With this in mind the festival seeks to reveal how street art can create an environment for a more imaginative use of public space, encourage community engagement, make art accessible to all, and create talking points in the city, as well as brightening up neglected spaces in the city center.

The organizers recently announced the lineup which includes 11 international artists, mostly Nuart’s long time friends and collaborators – Robert Montgomery, Fintan Magee, Herakut, Add Fuel, Isaac Cordal, M-city, Jaune, Martin Whatson, Julian de Casabianca, Nipper and Alice Pasquini.

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NUART Box Set – Win A MOBSTR Artist Proof Print!

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Featuring exclusive, signed limited edition screenprints from 15 of the worlds leading names in Street and Urban Art, NUART have released this limited edition boxset to celebrate 15 years of NUART, with 15 of the finest artists:

Bortusk Leer (UK, Jamie Reid (UK), Dotdotdot (NO), Isaac Cordal (ES), Martha Cooper (US), Futura (US), Fra Biancoshock (IT), Martin Whatson (Handfinished) (NO), Icy & Sot (IR), Ella & Pitr (FR), Sandra Chevrier (CA), Dotmasters (UK), Mobstr (UK), M-City (Hand-sprayed original) (PL), Pixel Pancho (IT)

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Here’s your chance to get your hands on an exclusive anniversary boxset featuring 15 of the worlds leading names in Street and Urban Art. Hugely collectible and desirable works from the likes of Futura, Martha Cooper, Jamie Reid and Sandra Chevrier amongst many others presented in a hand embossed bespoke presentation box.

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Polish Urban Art – Exhibitions and Murals

Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!

In the recent years Polish Urban Art has become a rapidly growing phenomenon. Polish urban artists are now not only mentioned among the world’s best, but above all, within the broad spectrum of urban art they managed to develop their own, unique, clearly recognizable style. A style, which on the one hand, corresponds to the most notable achievements of Polish contemporary art; on the other hand, it is often a style which emanates from the most radical form of art created on the streets – graffiti writing.

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The aim of the Polish Urban Art project is to present and promote Polish urban art in Europe. In Batumi and Lviv we plan to exhibit murals created on the spot by Polish artists. In Kiev and Minsk we will be presenting a collection documenting Polish urban art from the 1950s to the present. After completing our project in Eastern Europe, its results will be presented and discussed on exhibits organized in three major capitals of street art and graffiti – Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm. Finally, the project will be closed and summed up in Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin.

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The current exhibition includes the works of some of the most relevant contemporary Polish street artists, such as:
• Autone
• Cekas
• Chazme
• Czarnobyl
• Darek Paczkowski
• Egon Fietke
• Elroy
• Etam Cru
• Fresh
• Goro
• Ixi Color
• Kamil Kuzko
• Lump
• Mat
• Monstfur
• Mrufig
• M-City
• Paweł Ryżko
• Pener
• Pepe
• Peter Fuss
• Pikaso
• Proembrion
• Szyman
• Sepe
• Szczerbak
• Robert Proch
• Uran
• Zbiok
and others.

Additionally, we will be presenting photographs documenting the evolution of art on Polish streets, starting from pieces captured by Edward Hartwig in the 1950s, to recent large scale murals.

The entire presentation will be completed by a story of Polish art, aptly captured with the slogan “Graffiti Goes East”.

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PROGRAM:
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014 // ბათუმის სამხატვრო სკოლა (Art School)
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014 // Closer
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014 // Мистецьке об’єднання Dzyga
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014 // Ў галерэя сучаснага мастацтва / Y gallery
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014 // Urban Spree
Stockholm – 21-27.11.2014 // HL Gallery
Paris – 05-06.12.2014 // Sergeantpaper
Lublin – 13-19.12.2014 // Brain Damage Gallery

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The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.

Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany), HL Gallery (Sweden), Sergeant Paper (France).

The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.

Jednakowo/Różni – Polish Urban Artist Group Show @ The Outsiders

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The Outsiders gallery in Newcastle recently opened a group show following the global recognition and success of young Polish artists and muralists. Lead by the Etam Cru’s Sainer and Bezt, Polish street art scene bloomed in the recent years, bringing us couple of big events as well as recognizable new styles and names. Jednakowo/Różni (Equally/Various or Same/Different) is featuring original works by Robert Proch, Chazme, Sepe, Nawer, Pener, M-City and Otecki.

Mostly presenting abstract works, the exhibition is showcasing the best new contemporary urban talent from the country. From Robert Proch, Sepe, or Otecki’s more figurative works that are bordering with abstraction, Chazme’s architecture influenced creations, Pener and Nawer’s futuristic dynamic, geo based, bright colored abstract paintings, all the way to M-City’s bold stencils. With most of the artists coming from a graffiti background, having some impressive, often collaborative murals behind them, the step into gallery works was a logical and natural way of progressing. What is pretty impressive is the ease that these young talents transferred their work on a new medium, and the quality of the works created for this show.

The show opened on 31st of October 2014 and will stay on view until 29th of November 2014 @ The Outsiders in Newcastle. (Photos by Pener)

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Robert Proch // Chazme // Sepe // Nawer // M-city // Pener // Otecki

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M-City at Vilnius Street Art Festival

M-City at Profsajungu Rumai for Vilnius Street Art Festival

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Even though Vilnius as a city is more than hundreds of years old, technically it is a young capital that only passed through the 25 years of independence milestone. In order to touch on topics of Soviet heritage, democracy and rapid change as well as a new rising threat across the border, Vilnius Street Art festival chose strategic locations and buildings that artists were free to play with.

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NUART PLUS Festival – Photo Round-Up

VNA were invited to check out NUART Festival in Norway, apart from being rainy and £10-a-beer expensive, it was also pretty good. These are some of the shots from Henrik Haven and Butterfly of what went on (mainly because they’re heaps better photographers than any of the VNA team)

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This years event featured a mostly Euro-centric line-up, including Andreco, Borondo, Fra.Biancoshock, Dotdotdot, Etam Cru, Icy & Sot, Levalet, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, Strøk, Spy, Tilt, M-City, Maismenos and John Fekner, as well as a rad wonky Scandi-house collab from Liam Hayhow & Epifany.

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Urban Nation – Project M/3 – Berlin

Urban Nation’s Director, Yasha Young, had a few words to say about the latest installation of their Project M series, part 3:

PROJECT M ⁄ 3
MARTHA COOPER ⁄ DOTDOTDOT ⁄ ERNEST ZACHAREVIC ⁄ VARIOUS & GOULD ⁄ M-CITY ⁄ LEVALET ⁄ PLOTBOT KEN ⁄ DAVID HOCHBAUM ⁄ MARTIN WHATSON ⁄ EVOL ⁄ BUFF DISS

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Urban Nation – Project M/3

Urban Nation – PROJECT M/3 Berlin

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Project M is a temporary art project with the objective to improve the neighborhood, to push creativity and to connect people. At regular intervals Urban Nation with director Yasha Young invites a group of internationally acclaimed contemporary urban artists to re-design the facade and shop windows of a prominent residential building in Berlin, while it is being reconstructed.

More jump off after the jump off…
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