As we emerge blinking from the uncertainty and radical disconnection of the past two years of lockdown and social distancing, it is disorienting to rediscover those social connections and relationships to the people, places and spaces of our cities that have been stretched to the limit and in many cases broken and lost.
No longer objects of risk, fear and constant surveillance, we hope Nuart’s ‘reconnect’ edition can help to dial down the background anxiety that had become part of our daily lives. To help us do this, we have connected and reconnected with artists, academics and creative professionals from across the globe to explore and present the very best that this culture has to offer.
Nuart’s connection to Aberdeen runs deep and if anything, our relationship to the city’s residents, artists, independent businesses and partners has been strengthened by the challenges posed by two years of enforced isolation. We are more determined than ever to navigate and contribute towards finding solutions to those challenges being faced by cities the world over. We hope you’ll join us in ‘reconnecting’ this new public art movement to the city of Aberdeen in an authentic and meaningful way.