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Disabled site!

Breaking News Posted on 03 Sep, 2013 21:13

Regrettably some sort of malware attack has stopped the usual service at the official website of Ministry of Art. We are working on the problem and are keeping our fingers crossed…

Volt 2010 Festival

Breaking News Posted on 24 May, 2010 20:24

Our dear member Håkan Lidbo is deeply involved in a festival for electronic music in Uppsala.

Volt – the festival for electronic music

Uppsala Konsert & Kongress
Saturday, June 5th 2010, 19.00-03.00

The festival summer is approaching and Volt – the festival for electronic music –presents a program even stronger than last year’s of electronic music from all genres. Volt lasts from 7:00 in the evening until 3:00 in morning at Uppsala Konsert & Kongress on Saturday, June 5th.

Volt festival’s inauguration last year was cause for great excitement. Finally a Swedish festival for electronic music, finally a festival in Uppsala Konsert & Kongress’s minimalistic environment – where music and architecture act symbiotically – and finally a festival where art installations and narrow experimental music is mixed with dance floor smash hits in the hands of DJ’s who know how to flip vinyl.

On June 5th, Uppsala Konsert & Kongress will be reclaimed by Sweden’s techno and electronica elite along with a long list of interesting international artists and DJ’s. Be prepared for inciting sound experiences, delicious live concerts, happenings and diverse installations – an entire gang of VJ’s will ensure that the visuals are top notch. Volt has music for those who want to dance, for those who like to relax in the bar and for those academic types who want to experience weird sound- and light experiments: techno, dubstep, dub, ambient, house and a list of other genres pollinate each other throughout the evening.

Volt is arranged in cooperation with Uppsala Konsert & Kongress and Ström on Sweden’s Public Radio P2. Partners: Kulturstaden Uppsala, Goethe-Institut & Svenska Institutet.

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New(est) member

Breaking News Posted on 14 Dec, 2009 10:30

NovelArt proudly welcomes our newest member. We like to say welcome to the infamously famous Mr Lidbo. The newest member in NovelArt just arrived in time for Christmas and can be considered a Christmas present for the whole State of NovelArt. Christmas is always early in the State of NovelArt.

Håkan is a hard working man and has released (the number varies) some 250 records on countless record labels. He is also a producer of music and has in fact worked with (among others) two of our national bands: Depeche Mode and Yello. Check out Håkan in the member section and read more.


Breaking News Posted on 12 Jul, 2009 00:55

The NovelArt Network has just got it’s own Facebook-representation. NovelArt is now present also at the famous and popular Facebook. You can have a look right here to see what it’s all about.

If you’re a member of Facebook (it’s free) you can join in at the Facebook group and even become a fan of NovelArt!

We’re open!

Breaking News Posted on 11 May, 2009 14:51

After a long slow finish, we are actually fully open. The last section (member section) was today opened for all visitors and although not all members are listed yet or all have a full bio, visitors can now browse all updated members of the NovelArt Network.

Next time on the list is a release party! Find your funny hats and let’s kick it!

Malfunctional Router

Breaking News Posted on 29 Dec, 2008 15:37

The untimely absence of an Internet-connection at NovelArt in the midst of Yuletide seems to have been identified. It seems a faulty router
was/is the root of the problem. The good news is that a new (and
hopefully better working) router is lying on the shelf at NovelArt’s IT-department. It will be installed and tried out as soon as possible
and hopefully everything will be hunky dory then. As it is now we have
a weeks backlog of mail to take care of!

NovelArt IT-support deeply regrets any inconvenience this might have created and look forward to be fully operational within days…

NovelArt goes silently Live

Breaking News Posted on 13 Nov, 2008 13:09

Blog rises like the Bird Phoenix out of the ashes of an previous artist network that went dead as a doornail – due to some ambiguous circumstances. One of the founding members wanted to get out of the cooperation – so it seems they decided to take down the whole site, without prior warning – and left us all stranded like whales on the shores of disillusion. But let’s not dwell upon that…

NovelArt is now alive and kicking! New members, as well as former members from the old network, are moving in one by one. The founder of this new network is Ministry of Art & Jump.

The name NovelArt is an offspring of the precursor, and comes also out of the original thought and ambition to present and put together a new and different network of arts and artists. The goal is now to quickly reestablish the network, open up for new cooperations, build new bridges and open up for more networking. In other words, all that was the ambition in the first place, but wasn’t allowed the chance to occur in the preceding network.