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Nuart Aberdeen: International Street Art Conference 2024

7 Jun 2024 – 8 Jun 2024

Regular hours

Fri, 07 Jun
11:00 – 17:00
Sat, 08 Jun
11:00 – 17:00

Free admission

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The Nuart Plus International Street Art Conference is an exciting programme of events that explore and present issues surrounding contemporary street art practice in all its guises.

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Nuart Aberdeen welcomes an international cast of highly acclaimed street artists to Aberdeen. Using our walls and streets as their canvas, artists produce breathtaking works which range from super-sized murals to smaller hidden gems.

Alongside the physical art production, an exciting programme of events will explore and present issues surrounding contemporary street art practice in all its guises. The Nuart Street Art Conference features contributions from some of the world’s leading street artists alongside academics, authors, researchers, curators, producers, writers and other cultural-sector professionals who are dedicated to exploring issues surrounding new forms of art and activity in public space.

Tickets are not required for attendance but help us with planning. The conference will be taking place from 11am - 5pm, but you are welcome to come and go as it suits your schedule.

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Friday 7th June | 11am - 5pm
On Day 1 of Nuart Aberdeen’s Street Art Conference, we address the theme of living heritage. Speakers include Dr Erik Hannerz (Lund University, SE), Dr Enrico Bonadio (City, University of London, UK) and Professor Ilaria Hoppe (Catholic Private University, Linz, AT).

Topics include the preservation of street art under heritage law (Bonadio), the concept of ‘fame’ in graffiti as a form of intangible cultural heritage (Hannerz) and ‘bad street art’ as an everyday form of heritage (Hoppe). Day 1 closes with a panel discussion on strategies for safeguarding street art, with David Roos (STRAAT Museum, NL), Tim Marschang (Street Art Cities, BE), Sami Wakim (Street Art USA), Arne Vilhelm Tellefsen (Deconform) and Stuart Holdsworth (Inspiring City).
 

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Saturday 8th June | 11am - 5pm
On Day 2 of Nuart Aberdeen’s Street Art Conference, audiences will have the opportunity to meet some of the festival artists.

The day will commence with a discussion of the history of flyposting and how this intersects with street art’s own history of the paste-up. Speakers include Adrian Burnham and Tim Horrox of Build Hollywood (UK).

Other highlights include a talk from festival artist and scholar Professor Bahia Shehab (LB/EG) and a talk from festival artist Addam Yekutieli (aka Know Hope – (IL/PS)). Day 2 marks the first tours of the art produced for this year’s festival, and the conference will close with a panel of our festival artists, who will discuss their work.

For the full Nuart Aberdeen program please visit the Nuart website.

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