Unter dem Titel: “Vandal in Motion”, hat der schwedische Fernsehsender SVT eine Dokumentation über den Writer NUG produziert, welche diesen Freitag erstmals im TV lief. Zu sehen gibt es die fast 1-stündige Dokumentation auch hier im Netz: http://www.svt.se/k-special/nug-vandal-in-motion. Hauptsprache ist schwedisch mit jedoch vielen englischen Teilen.
Documentary, Sweden 2013
“Incredibly aggravating. Graffiti is by nature illegal. This is not art.” – Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth, Swedish Minister for Culture.
Art. Such a vague concept, impossible to handle. Some artists have been allowed to enter the art world because they did something good. For NUG it was quite the opposite. His carreer as an artist changed one night because somebody hated his art – and did NOT define it as art. And the one defining it as non-art wasn’t just somebody, it was the Swedish Minister for Culture Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth.
“I had a hard time catching my breath. I was incredibly provoked”, she said to the journalists gathered at the Stockholm Art Fair 2009. The debate about art and vandalism raged for weeks afterwards.
NUG pissed people off already as a teenager. As an artist of graffiti and a member of the legendary crew VIM – Vandals In Motion – he always wanted to paint it big, fast and brutal. Then, just like now.
The documentary NUG – Vandal in Motion, tells the story about a fascinating artist. With the help of stories from painters, politicians, art dealers, security guards and art historians the movie twists and turns the ambiguous notion of art.
Directors: Lars Berge och Akay
Producer: Svante Tidholm
Starring: Andreas Brändström, Carolina Falkholt, Paavo Arhinmäki, Mårten Arndtzen
Running time: 58 min