Street Art and Capitalism: Nuart and Norwegian Economists


“When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money.” ~Oscar Wilde

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Ben Eine in front of a huge new wall in Norway with Nuart and NHH (photo © Nuart)

NUART V. NORWEGIAN SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Nuart is working on an interesting project featuring some of the worlds leading street artists on the walls of NHH from July through September, including an international seminar on street art and capitalism on September 6 with Tristan Manco, Evan Roth (G.R.L) and some of the countries leading economists.  Set to be launched by the King of Norway, it is the official art project for NHH’s 75th Anniversary.

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How do you spell “food”, “rent”, “medical care”, “education”, “infrastructure”, “sanitation”, “housing”, and other crucial questions through the scope of capitalism? A collage of work by Ben Eine (image © courtesy of Nuart)

What happens when economics and Street Art intersect? Insert answer here ___________________.

What happens if you mash an elite academic institution like the Norwegian School of Economics with an art scene that has anti-authoritative counter-cultural art roots?

Norway’s giant Street Art festival NUART is helping to host the official art event for the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)  in the City of Bergen the NHH with an ambitious schedule of events to celebrating such a momentous jubilee. Stay tuned to see which Street Artists will be getting up on the storied walls of the the NHH this summer.

The Project is called:

(_____________) Capitalism ?


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Ben Aine installing his “Controversial” mural on the walls of NHH (image © courtesy of Nuart)

For further info and more photos of Ben Aine installation click on the links below:

http://www.nuart.no/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nuart/sets/72157627000919315/