The city of Borås is once again being transformed into a gigant outdoor gallery

September 1, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

Sunday is the official starting day for No Limit Street Art Borås. It´s the third time for the festival that lasts until 10th of September. International well known artists from around the world creates installations and murals up to 30 meters high.

– Three artists has already started and two of them (Fintan Magee and Lonac) have done sketches and started painting in full. The third one (Christina Angelina) started out late yesterday and during the weekend we can follow her work, says Stina Hallhagen, projectmanager of No Limit Street Art.

On Sunday 3rd there will be a kick-off and official inauguration for Borås first open wall at Magasinsgatan 8.

– First artists is somewhat a stealth start but from Sunday the town will be full of happenings. The inauguration of Borås first open wall will be the real starting point and then you can enjoy more than 150 happenings during the week. There will be everything from artworks, gallery exhibitions, workshops, lectures, musical entertainment, vertical dance and a lot more. During Sunday 3rd three more artists arrives Borås and from September 6th all of our artists are on spot.

– During the festival 43 different guided tours are arranged. We offer different langugages and content, Swedish, Finnish, English, sight interpreted, tours for children, marathon tours and tours where we run together. In the beginning of the festival we walk among pieces from earlier festivals and further in the week we mix it up with more and more pieces from this year. All guided tours can be purchased online to make sure you get the day and time of your wishes.

Program:
Hela programmet för No Limit Street Art finns på nolimitboras.com

Guided tours:
Tickets to the guided tours can be purchased via ticketmaster.se or Borås Tourist Center and from the desk of Textile Fashion Center (from Monday 4th of September on the later). Tickets can be purchased in connection with the tours order to availability..

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:
Stina Hallhagen, Project manager No Limit Street Art, +46734-32 75 05

Thinkspace Gallery curates “There are No Limits”

August 30, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

During No Limit Borås Thinkspace Gallery will curate the pop up art exhibition "There are No Limits" in central Borås, at Stora Brogatan 12. At the gallery you will be able to see and by original art by artists from No Limit Street Art 2017, artists from earlier years festivals and a bunch of other super talented artists from around the globe

Opening hours
Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th 6pm-10pm
10am-6pm | Friday, September 8th
10am-6pm | Saturday, September 9th
10am-3pm | Sunday, September 10th

Featuring works from:
Bordalo II
C215
Carl Cashman
Collin van der Sluijs
Curiot
Drew Merritt
EINE
Ekundayo
Fintan Magee
Gaia
Gemma O’Brien
Icy and Sot
Isaac Cordal
James Reka
Jana & JS
Jaune
Jeremy Fish
Juan Travieso
Kaili Smith
Lakwena
Linnea Strid
Lonac
Mando Marie
Nevercrew
Nosego
OakOak
Okuda
NeSpoon
Peeta
PichiAvo
Saner
Sepe
Sergio Garcia
Shai Dahan
Snik
Strook
Super A
Telmo Miel
WK Interact

THINKSPACE GALLERY
Founded in Los Angeles in 2005, and located in the Culver City art district since 2009, Thinkspace was established with a commitment to the promotion and dissemination of young and emerging art. The gallery is a catalytic conduit for the emerging New Contemporary art scene, and is dedicated to the exposure of its tenets and its artists. This movement, straddled between popular culture, graphic art, design and street art, is subject to steadily increasing global expansion, and is in need of institutional advocates.

Thinkspace is positioned to create opportunities and a visible platform for its recognition and proliferation. The movement is young, but significant, and Thinkspace’s aim is to establish both a curatorial forum and a collector base for its output. As an institution, Thinkspace is committed to vision, risk, and the exceptional talents that wield it. From the streets, to the gallery, from the “margins”, to the white cube, Thinkspace is re-envisioning what it means to be “institutional”. As a haven for talent, and a venue founded in passion, conviction, and community, the gallery’s mandate is rooted in projections for its future longevity. We intend to be a vehicle for the talents we vet for year’s to come, and are passionate advocates for their vision and their dreams.

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No Limit is featured in the Street Art Cities app

August 29, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

It all started with one street art hunter, documenting the local scene in Heerlen on a website, but meeting likeminded people turned it into a huge community, which then became Street Art Cities.

Once Street Art Heerlen website went viral and people started to demanding for street art tours, the team quickly realized the importance of a mobile application which could give all the required information and routes with street art pieces. Full story at the Street Art Cities blogg.

No Limit pretty much went the same way, but why create an app of our own when you could be part of an international dedicated community showing the best of street art around the globe? As we early got a request to put our pieces in the database for the website the answear for a partnership about the app was as solid YES!

App and our content is subject for continuous development but all the spots are featured right away. Download it today and enjoy. Of course it´s available for both iPhone and Android.

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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Volunteer for No Limit Street Art Borås

July 11, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

Do you want to come really close to the center of events during this year’s edition of No Limit Street Art Borås? Then sign up for Team Borås as a volunteer.

We need committed and interested people who want to make a nonprofit effort and, in turn, will be an important part of one of this year’s major events in Borås. It can be anything from transporting people to hosting spot for an artwork informing about the festival or cycling with a coffee basket to the artists and much more.

Sign up today at teamboras.se.

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