Juxtapoz Magazine - Nuart Aberdeen is "Re-Wilding" for its 2023 Edition

It’s always one of our favorite festivals of the year, a chance to not only see some of the best street and mural artists in the world but a great opportunity to visit a forum that speaks about the future of art and the ways we experience it. With that in mind, the Nuart Aberdeen festival is back for 2023, with the theme of “Re-Wilding.” 

“As anyone who knows me will profess, getting quotes from me is like getting blood from a stone – not because I have anything particular against quotes, and I’m aware it’s possibly some deep-seated insecurity about the value of my ideas – but looking at this year’s program I couldn’t be happier, so here it is,” says Martyn Reed, Nuart Director. “I guess it’s testament to the hard work from all involved and the welcome that Aberdeen’s citizens have given to Nuart these past years, that without exception, everyone we reach out to says, yes, they’d love to come to the city. Word has spread, and continues to do so, about just what an incredibly unique and authentic city and project we’ve created together. And in spite of greater societal issues and the challenges faced by the high street, we hope to continue contributing to shifting things, however incrementally, towards a richer, fairer and more inclusive relationship to art and culture. Maybe there is some value in this after all, so maybe there’ll be more quotes going forwards. On behalf of the team, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of those that continue to support this initiative – we can’t wait to get started on 2023.”

The line-up, as you can see in the gallery above, is: 

AIDA WILDE (IR/UK).  ELOISE GILLOW (UK/ES), ESCIF (ES),  JAMIE REID (UK), KMG (SC), MANOLO MESA (ES), MURMURE (FR), NESPOON (PL),  SNIK (UK), STANLEY DONWOOD (UK), SWOON (US), TAMARA ALVES (PT), and THIAGO MAZZA (BR)