More No Limit on Google Arts & Culture

February 9, 2018By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

After the first festival in 2014, we were contacted by representatives from the Google Cultural Institute*, with a request to include No Limit in a specific release about Street Art. On 17 March, 2015, the festival artworks were released as an online exhibition for Google. Now it’s time again.

On 9 February, exhibitions for both the 2017 and 2015 festivals will be released. Now you can find virtually all of the artwork created during the three festivals in online exhibitions for the whole world to see.

– The first release had a huge impact, says Anders Kihl, Digital Marketing Manager, Borås TME. We had closer to 5,000 unique visitors to the No Limit website the first day the exhibition was released on Google. Since then, it’s unfortunately been quiet from Google and it’s not like you can invite yourself to one of the world’s largest companies. Some time ago, however, they contacted us again asking if we were interested in expanding with new content. We were of course very interested, and now it’s all in place.

– No Limit has had an extremely great circulation and to put one channel against another would be almost presumptuous. But, it is clear that when media such as Google and the Huffington Post on numerous occasions feature No Limit, it’s very significant. We of course want people to experience the art, here on site in Borås, but it’s also natural for public art to be accessible for everyone. I believe the festival’s participation on Google can both inspire and attract visitors to Borås to fully experience the artwork, explains Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager, Borås TME.

In total, there are now three exhibitions on Google, from all of the festivals. 84 exhibition pieces in the form of photography and film material are completed with descriptive texts and exact positions for the respective artworks.

* Google Cultural Institute started in Google’s initiative in 2011. The platform, Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project), aims to make important cultural materials available to as many people as possible, and to digitally preserve it for educational purposes and to inspire future generations. They gather high-resolution images from museums, exhibitions and other art projects, as well as 3D visualizations of world heritage sites, etc., in large part in collaboration with world-renowned cultural institutions and museums.

No Limit is a street art festival that invites artists from all over the world to participate in the transformation of the public space and to create a giant outdoor gallery. The festival includes all types of street art, from murals to sculptures and installations. No Limit saw the light of day for the first time in September 2014, and festivals were also arranged in 2015 and 2017. The festival is organized by Borås TME in association with the Cultural Administration, Borås City. No Limit received the 2015 Borås City Urban Building Award in the category “Land, Landscape and Urban Environment”. In 2017, the festival was environmentally certified and also received the distinction “Remarkable Festival” from the European festival association EFFE, as well as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (COE) for consistently excellent reviews from visitors.

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager, +46 734-32 75 05
Anders Kihl, Digital Marketing Manager, +46 734-32 75 00

AnonyMouse opens “Dunken” in Borås

September 8, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

This morning AnonyMouse opened a raps och oliv station in central Borås. From No Limit Street Art we´re more than happy that the mice have embraced our environmental diploma and invested in renewable energy sources.

With the clear motto “Expect cheese” AnonyMouse´s miniature installations rendered a huge interest over the world.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

 

AnonyMouse
instagram.com/anonymouse_mmx

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Anonymouse – secret 11th artist for No Limit Street Art Borås

September 7, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Tonight two shops secretly opened up. Perla´s Textiles and Volhe´s treasure chest is now part of the every day business in the city of Borås. It´s a creation of the artist/artists AnonyMouse and part of the No Limit Street Art festival.

With the clear motto “Expect cheese” AnonyMouse´s miniature installations rendered a huge interest over the world.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

AnonyMouse
instagram.com/anonymouse_mmx

Digital fresco painting during No Limit Street Art Borås

August 7, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Photo: YOKE ApS

During No Limit Street Art, curious creatives are invited to try digital fresco painting, and what might fit better than doing big-scale, in a church?

“It is a close collaboration with the Swedish church in Borås and, above all, vicar Stefan Hiller who made it possible. It’s hard to imagine a more pampering and more suitable environment for this activity, and we are very pleased to be able to host the activity in Caroli church, “says Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager No Limit Street Art.

The activity is based on a special technique developed by a Danish agency* focusing on digital design and specializing in interactive design and AV solutions for museums, all over the world.

“It works a bit like a giant book of paint. Streaked outlines are projected on the wall and anyone who wants to try uses a regular brush, directly against the wall. The brush movement is recorded, processed and in the projection a classic frieze appears at the same moment as the brush is moved. I think there will be a lot of people who are curious about this and want to test, “Stina continues.

“It’s not exactly every day a new fresco is being created, so it feels fun, new and somehow classical. Italian fresco means “fresh” or in Swedish “fräsch” if you want to be a little modern. The image of the Swedish Church in Borås as modern and fresh we would like to stand for, although the church will of course also carry important basic messages. I hope and believe that this will involve many brand new visitors in the beautiful Caroli church, “says Stefan Hiller, vicar, the Swedish Church of Borås.

The digital fresco painting can be tried Saturday and Sunday 9-10 September in Caroli church between 12.00-18.00 both days.

(Source Wikipedia) Painting al fresco, fresco painting, fresco, is a limestone painting on wet plaster.
The term comes from Italian fresco, which means “on fresh [wall]”. With fresco technology, powdered pigments are mixed with water, which is painted directly on damp, freshly ground lime pads. First, a coarse stock layer is added to dry, and then a layer of finer lime, which is the basis for the painting. The thin plaster layer is laid on a small area at a time, as much as expected to be painted before the pad dried, since the painting can not be changed after the pad has dried.

More information:
Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager No Limit Street Art, 0734-32 75 05

*The installation is part of a larger exhibition at The Skovgaard Museum in Viborg, Denmark and is created by YOKE, a Danish digital design agency

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Vertical dance at Gustav Adolf’s church during No Limit

July 24, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Saturday, September 9, No Limit’s visitors are invited to a spectacular dance performance. Claudine Ulrich performs a climbing dance solo on the facade of Gustav Adolf’s church.

Photo: Peter Hartman

Claudine is part of the Malmö-based artist collective Sardine Sauvage and started with vertical dance, or climbing dance project 2006. The collection specializes in artistic content in the public space. She also works as a choreographer for dance and music projects and works in the collaborative platform Floating Gallery.

– This will be magical. Of course, a church will be particularly spectacular and, in addition, it is a very beautiful environment. This will be a kind of extension to the thought of No Limit as a giant outdoor gallery. Facades are now not only a canvas for creative paintings but also a stage for dance performances, says Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager for No Limit Street Art Borås.

Dance is an important part of street culture, and during No Limit, additional experiences of dance expressions are offered. Regional Theater West organizes dance workshop as well as experimental battle dance during Friday and Saturday 8-9 September.

The vertical dance performance spans about 20 minutes and is seen on the facade of Gustav Adolfs church at 11.00 and at 14.00 on Saturday 9th September.

No Limit is a street art festival that invites artists from all over the world to participate in the transformation of public space and create a giant outdoor gallery. The festival contains all kinds of street art, from mural paintings to sculptures and installations. No Limit saw the light of the day the first time in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival has become a biennial event. Warm welcome to Borås 3-10 September 2017.

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No Limit – first street art festival in the world to receive an environmental diploma?

July 14, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

On June 27, Miljöstrategen announced, after external review, that No Limit Street Art 2017 fulfills the requirements for environmental graduated events according to the criteria for Swedish Environmental Base. It means, most likely, that No Limit is the world’s first street art festival that receives an environmental diploma.

“Of course, we can not say 100% that it’s totally unique, but neither we, Miljöstrategen or the municipality environmental investigators have found any other examples. The diploma is in line with both the festival, the municipality and Borås TME’s thoughts of minimizing environmental impact in connection with major events in the city, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager No Limit Street Art Borås.

In the audit prior to the diploma, at least 75% of specified practical measures are required. No Limit managed 95% of the points of action and has therefore passed the diploma.

– As with other environmental graduated events, an audit will also take place during the festival itself. Then, No Limit is reviewed through an additional review to see that we keep what we promised and ensure environmental work all the way, “continues Stina Hallhagen.

Environmental diploma of event
Swedish Environmental Base has a method of environmental graduation of events based on a number of compulsory elements and that the event meets at least 75% of a practical list of actions.

More information:
Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager No Limit Street Art, 0734-32 75 05

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Mural master pieces by Fintan Magee to No Limit

June 7, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Fintan Magee is a muralist based in Sydney Australia. Born in 1985 in Lismore NSW to an architect mother and father who was a sculptor, he started drawing at a young age and became involved in the Australian graffiti scene at the 13. Moving away from traditional graffiti in 2010 his large-scale paintings often inhabit the isolated, abandoned and broken corners of the city. Drawing from personal experience and the mundane his figurative paintings are deeply integrated with the urban environment and explore themes of waste, consumption, loss, transition, and the environment and his works contain a sentimentality and softness influenced by children’s books and the Low Brow art movement.

He has solidified his position as one of Australia’s leading public artists and has traveled extensively, completing projects in London, Vienna, Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Moscow, Rome and Dublin amongst others.

– I´m so happy to have Fintan in our line up for No Limit. His large murals are true master pieces and the way he sometimes does incorporate the surroundings in the painting makin it hard to distinguish where the wall start or ends, is nothing but amazing. I think Fintans piece in Borås will be a true favourite for many of our visitors, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I´m really happy for the variety of our artists and the art styles they represent. Fintan, who has done everything from large scale murals to canvases and installations, is a really strong add to our line up and I look forward to see his piece on some huge wall in Borås, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

More information about Fintan Magee
fintanmagee.com
instagram.com/fintan_magee
facebook.com/fintanmageeart

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

Large scale figurative art by Christina Angelina to No Limit

May 30, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Photo: Francisco Nuñez Alfaro

Christina Angelina a k a Starfighter, is a Los Angeles based visual artist, photographer and gallerist. She´s internationally renowned for her public art and large-scale figurative murals.

She was one of the featured artists in Google Art Project´s Street-Art Collection and in 2015 Huffington Post cited the collaboration with Fin DAC in Sao Paolo as one of the ”Most influential Acts of Street-Art around the world”.

Growing up in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Angelina was surrounded by performers on the boardwalk, caricaturist creating sketches and muralists painting on walls in alleyways. Inspired by the creativity of the communitiy, she began painting when she was a teenager, selling prints to friends and local art collectors. Angelina received a Bacherlor´s of Fine Arts in Art from UCLA in addition to studying animation at NYU´s Tisch School of the Arts and Photography at the Art Center College of Design. After graduating college, Angelina worked in a variety of media including drawing, painting and graphic design before homing in on the Street-Art and adopting the public persona ”Starfighter”.

– Christina Angelina is like a rocket on the Street-Art heaven. She has done pretty much everything in art forms from commercial installations to giant commission pieces, to burning man and collaborations with a lot of other really great street artists. I love her natural figurative murals and really look forward to see her paint in Borås, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I also find her work and the range of her artistry really impressive. Even though her works usually consists of very few colors, she succeeds in creating an incredibly wide spectrum with a photorealistic look to it. I think her piece in Borås will be amazing, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Christina Angelina
instagram.com/starfightera
twitter.com/starfightera
facebook.com/Christina-Angelina-183335571768922

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

Abstract, expressionistic art of JM Rizzi to No Limit

May 23, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

James M. Rizzi known better as JM Rizzi is a Dallas-based artist whose artwork is influenced by Abstract Expressionism, executed with a Neo-Contemporary twist. Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1975, JM Rizzi discovered his love for art at an early age. Shaped by the raw energy of the city and following in the footsteps of the pioneers of street art, Rizzi pursued a degree in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, graduating in 1997. In the years that followed, he took to the streets, adding his colorful interpretations to the urban landscape.

Establishing a strong name in both street art and fine art, JM Rizzi’s imagery has become iconic in his native New York City as well as Dallas, where he currently resides. With major commissioned projects around the globe, his work can be found in NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. With a determined statement on motion, scale and color, JM Rizzi composes a magical symphony of shapes and forms, all pulsating into one another. His paintings are both serious and sensual while never sacrificing the energy and fearless that he’s become known for. These are the works of a mature painter in his prime.

– I just love the amazing colors of JMR, it has got a very unique kind of enamel luster with sharp abstract lines and smooth shadings. A perfect combination of graffiti and expressionist painting, it´s like the best of both worlds, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– The colors of JMR will really stand out in the streets of Borås. The pieces are really exciting and joyfull and I´m happy to bring more balance between imaginative and abstract art in No Limit, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about JM Rizzi
jmrizzi.com
facebook.com/JMR.ONE.NYC
instagram.com/jmrizzi

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator

Lakwena contributes with colorful messages to No Limit

May 16, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Lakwena Maciver is a London-based artist exhibiting work internationally, both in galleries and in the public environment. Her work is inspired by adornment, and its use and power as a means of communication. Informed by decoration both aesthetically and conceptually, she explores the messages that decoration is used to communicate, its traditional use in worship and myth-making and how this translates into contemporary popular culture.

Concerned with the significance of how and who we decorate, and what this reflects about our values and beliefs, Lakwena positions kaleidoscopic colours, bold pattern and adornment as powerful signifiers to redefine and reassign value and glory. Using words as both images and as anchors of meaning, she borrows from the techniques and conventions of traditional sign-writing and contemporary graphic design.

– I first saw her work when I was painting for Art Basel in Miami in 2013. I watched her do a big mural there and fell in love with her work. After briefly meeting her, and talking to her about her work ethics, she was an obvious choice for us, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– I´m so happy to have Lakwena in our line up. This year we really managed to get a wide range of styles. The work she makes is so colorful and despite it´s really cheerful it also has a deeper meaning in the messages. I love how she combines these important messages with the vibrant colors and massive typography and graphic forms, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning the public space into an outdoor gallery. The event is about all kinds of street art, from large scale murals to street art sculptures and installations. No Limit first saw the world in September 2014, 2015 we did it again and now the festival have become a biennial event. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-10th of September 2017.

Artists line up will be revealed continuously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Lakwena
lakwena.com
facebook.com/lakwena
instagram.com/lakwena
lakwena.tumblr.com
twitter.com/lakwenamaciver

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator