Traditional lace turns to art through NeSpoon during No Limit Street Art

April 4, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

NeSpoon create works somewhere between street art, pottery, painting, sculptures and jewelry. She would like to make positive art and to deal with positive emotions.

Most of her work consists of prints of traditional laces, made in clay or painted on the walls. She gets the inspiration from hand made laces, made by the folk artists, which containes an aesthetic code, deeply embedded in every culture. Symmetry, some kind of order and harmony is part of every lace and according to NeSpoon that´s what we all seek for, instinctively.

– NeSpoons art challenges my brain, and i really do understand the sense of inner peace she says that the making of this pieces bestows her. The patterns got a depth and three dimensional feeling fooling your brain to believe it´s a gigantic table cloth that you´ll be able to pick off the wall. She´s a multi-faceted artist mastering so many art techniques making me envious of her amplitude, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– At first sight of NeSpoons art I knew instinctively that I wanted her in the line up of No Limit 2017. The veracity and details in her pieces are really amazing. Although it´s almost always made out of black and white, which can be quite hard the artwork feels warm and breathes tranquility, 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 continously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about NeSpoon
behance.net/nespoon
facebook.com/nespoon.polska
instagram.com/nes.poon

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

Big trash animals by Bordalo II part of No Limit Street Art

March 28, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Artur Bordalo was born in 1987 in Lissabon and the interest of art was inspired by watching his grandfather, the painter Real Bordalo, working with his water colors. Gradually the art developed to a channeling of the artists worries and ecological conscience. Artur says acknowledgement is important but the main role for his art is a sort of activism to call attention to and raise awareness to the fact that humanity, with its disposable habits, is destroying the world.

Bordalo´s works are built with end-of-life materials such as damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires usually found in wastelands, abandoned factories or obtained from companies going through a recycling process.

– I´m really happy that were able to get Bordalo to Borås and No Limit. He creates really interesting pieces of art and his art sends a very important message about how we treat the world that we all share. Bordalo has attracted great attention to his artwork and I´m looking forward to see what he can create in Borås, says Shai Dahan, curator of No Limit Street Art.

– Bordalo adds a new dimension to street art for me. Working with materials and things that normally got no value, he turns it in to beautiful and very memorable art that can be of great importance for the future. I think the piece of Bardolo in Borås will be admired and enjoyed by both young and old, 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 continously from now on – stay tuned for further artists and more information.

More information about Bordalo II
bordaloii.com
facebook.com/bordaloii
instagram.com/b0rdalo_ii

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

No Limit Street Art Borås 3rd edition

January 20, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

In 2014 and 2015 No Limit Street Art attracted great attention globally with international media representation. Now it´s time again and 3rd to 10th of September 2017 the city of Borås will once again get new pieces of art in the public space.

Extended dates
Earlier the festival has been held for four days, Thursday to Sunday. This year it will be doubled, eight days, Sunday to Sunday. The artists are arriving from all over the world and more days offer greater flexibility.

– With more days we want to extend the festival and the experience. Somehow there will be a soft start and this way the artists can start their creative process different days without any of our visitors missing anything. From earlier years we´ve learnt that many of our visitors are here to follow the complete process, from a blank wall to a finished piece of art. The festival will escalate during the week, with more and more events connected to street art, and the last days there will be full action everywhere, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager No Limit Street Art.

Once again Shai Dahan will curate the festival
Street artist Shai Dahan moved to Borås 2010. In 2012 his solo exhibition at Borås Musuem of Modern Art along with his participation i Borås International Sculpture Biennial where he painted one of Borås first murals. Shai also contributed in the project United Buddy Bears – the minis during the christmas period the same year. No Limit is originally an initiative by Shai who also have curated the festivals since the beginning. So will be the case even this year.

– I´m really happy to be able to do this again. No Limit is like my third baby and the street art culture and the city of Borås has kind of grown together in recent years. It still amazes me to see pictures from the murals and well known places in Borås represented in street art and contemporary art magazines from around the globe. Everytime I do get a smile in my face and think we really changed something about the city, fundamentally, says Shai.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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, once again we´re looking forward to welcome you to Borås, Sweden 3rd-10th of September 2017.

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

nolimitboras.com

 

Here´s the map to the experience – No Limit Street Art

August 31, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

All walls and spots are now ready and paired with it´s artist. Borås once again transforms into a gigant outdoor gallery. Our map shows the walls, the spots and gives you information about all things happening during the festival.

– It feels really good to be able to release the map now. Though I´m involved in most things happening I´m totally amazed when I see all walls/spots that will be covered with beautiful street art. Last year we handed out about 7.000 maps during the festival, this year I think it´ll be more. Although many choose to go on a free guided tour the map has a central role for people to relive the paintings on their own, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

The printed map is avaliable (from Tuesday 1st of September) at the Tourist office, Textile Fashion Center and information signs besides every spot/wall where the artists working.

– It has been a lot of speculations about which walls and spots that´ll be used for this years festival, and of course which artist who will be represented on the walls. All the guessing had been real fun and we´ve choosed to release one wall every other day and pair it with an artist the day after. It builds expectation and creates excitement. Best way to follow everything that happens during the festival is checking nolimitboras.com and all our social media channels on a regular basis, says Anders Kihl, digital media manager, No Limit.

Maps (both maps contains walls/spots for 2014 and 2015)
– Digital map (updated continously)
– Map for download (PDF-file)

Preliminary start dates for our artists
(could be subject to change – check our facebookpage for further notice)

 

  • 23rd of August, Laurence Vallières (already started)
  • 30th of August, DALeast, (already started)
  • 31st of August, David Zinn (already started)
  • 1st of September, Inti, Curiot, Dulk, Logan Hicks
  • 2nd of September, Pichi&Avo, Robert Proch, Joe Iurato
  • 3rd of September, Tristan Eaton

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

 

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

No Limit Street art is arranged as a cooperation between BoråsBorås TME AB and the culture department, the municipality of Borås. The festival is partly funded by Västra Götalandsregionen.

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

Stina Hallhagen, project manager, +46 734-15 36 59
Shai Dahan, curator, +46 72-174 85 85

Press images for editorial use (CC-BY Anders Kihl, No Limit Borås) will be published constantly from now on. If not on spot and have special requests for press material, please contact Anders Kihl, +46 734-15 32 04

Food trucks are rollin´ in to Borås during No Limit Street Art

August 31, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

In connection with the street art festival No Limit there will be the premiere for food trucks in Borås. At Torggatan five different food trucks will take place together with food tents. There will be everything from raw food to Jamaican food.

– We have long wanted to develop the city center offerings with food trucks, and now we finally got the opportunity. We hope Borås are taking the opportunity to try foods that are new to the city. With its wide range, we believe that there is something to suit everyone, says project manager Mikaela Persson, Borås City.

Food trucks/street food:

Jammin Soul/Jamaican food
With it´s roots in the Jamaican food culture together with a feeling of soul and peace ”Jammin” creates an experience that takes ones thoughts to a warmer climate.

Rollin’ Bistros/slow cooking, burgers, wraps
”Good Food Feel Good” is the motto of Rollin’ Bistros and everything is cocked from scratch with unique flavours and from local products. Honest food with inspiration from the whole world.

Clásico Food Truck/Argentinian food with focus on meat
With inspiration from Argentina we serve unique food with very high quality. Greetings from Pablo and Rafael.

Ekolokalt/Ekologic, vegetarian and rawfood
A warm welcome to a healthier life – because good food is quality of life. We serve vegetarian and ecologic food that is colorful both according to the visual experience and by taste.

Oink Food Truck
The concept of Oink is ”nose-to-tail” which means exciting food from the whole animal. With inspiration from the whole world their aim is to take care of as much as possible from each individual animal.

Habib Garme-Syri/Crepes
Classic food and dessert crepes.

Opening hours – food trucks:
Thursday-Saturday 10 am to 20 pm
Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

More happenings in the main square during No Limit
Daily 3-6 of September – agligen 3-6 sept. – Gallery exhibition curated by The Scarlett Gallery. Original artworks by participating artists both from 2014 and 2015. Torggatan 21 (main square) Opening hours: Thursday 11 am to 4 pm, Friday 11 am to 8 pm (vernissage 6 pm to 8 pm) Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.

Saturday September 5th. 10 am to 6 pm Street music Main Square/City park presented by the Komsjäls festival.

More information:

Food trucks
– Mikaela Persson, project manager Borås City, +46 707518121

No Limit
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager No Limit Street Art, +46 734-15 36 59

No Limit Street Art extends the outdoor gallery with and indoor pop-up art exhibition

August 26, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Featuring artists from both 2014 and 2015 festival No Limit Street Art through The Scarlett Gallery will be able to host a gallery exhibition with original artworks in Borås during the festival.

The pop-up art exhibition will be held at Torggatan 21 (in a temporarily vacant shop premises) and will be ran and curated by Anthony Hill of The Scarlett Gallery.

– We´re very happy to be able to exhibit original artworks from so many of the participating artists from 2014 and 2015. I´m sure it adds a great value to the festival, either one is just curiously interested or seriously considering buying good art, says No Limit curator Shai Dahan.

– More and more good things are added to the festival. We wanted to do a gallery exhibition the first year, but the time was too short. Together with all other activites during the festival, this will enhance the experience to the audience of No Limit and offers even more to see, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

Featured artists:
Laurence Vallières (2015)
Inti (2015)
Logan Hicks (2015)
DALeast (2015)
Joe Iurato (2015)
Dulk (2015)
David Zinn (2015)
Pichi&Avo (2015)
Curiot (2015)
Ollio (2014)
Issac Cordal (2014)
Peeta (2014)
Ekta (2014)
The London Police (2014)
Nira Dahan (2014)
Simple (2014)
Appear37/Adam Algotsson (2014)
Shai Dahan (2014)

Address: Torggatan 21 (Stora Torget/Main square)

Opening hours:
Thursday September 3rd: 11am to 6 pm
Friday, September 4th: 11 am to 8 pm, Opening reception 6 pm to 8 pm
Saturday: September 5th 11 am to 6 pm
Sunday: September 6th 11am to 6 pm

For info and enquiries about art availability, please contact Anthony Hill.

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

No Limit Street art is arranged as a cooperation between BoråsBorås TME AB and the culture department, the municipality of Borås. The festival is partly funded by Västra Götalandsregionen.

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

Stina Hallhagen, project manager, +46 734-15 36 59
Shai Dahan, curator, +46 72-174 85 85

Press images for editorial use (CC-BY Anders Kihl, No Limit Borås) will be published constantly from now on. If not on spot and have special requests for press material, please contact Anders Kihl, +46 734-15 32 04

It all begins now! – No Limit Street Art Borås

August 25, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

No Limit Street Art Borås is set to September 3-6th. Though the first artist already arrived and from August 30th artists arrive almost daily. From September 1st you can see work in progress on most spots and walls in Borås.

First arriving artist was Canadian Laurence Vallières and she made a fast start in the Orangery in central Borås, Sunday 23rd.

– I´m truly happy to finally meet all our artists in person and to judge from the response to our wall releases there´s a huge audience looking forward to see the participating artists work in progress and the final pieces. With faboulus artists bringing a wide spread of different styles of street art together with truly epic walls and spots I guess it could be nothing but a success this year, says curator Shai Dahan.

– Right now we´re preparing the walls around the city, finishing the last details about colours, lifts and all other stuff that runs the festival behind the scenes. It´s a lot of things that really isn´t visible in the end but is of high importance to make the artists stay in Borås a pleasent experience and in the end the best thinkable festival for the audience. It begins now and in a week most artists is in the middle of the creating process – so looking forward to that and to meet them all, says project manager, Stina Hallhagen.

Preliminary start dates for our artists
(could be subject to change – check our facebookpage for further notice)

  • 23rd of August, Laurence Vallières (already started)
  • 30th of August, DALeast, Logan Hicks
  • 31st of August, David Zinn
  • 1st of September, Inti, Curiot, Dulk
  • 2nd of September, Pichi&Avo, Robert Proch, Joe Iurato
  • 3rd of September, Tristan Eaton

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

No Limit Street art is arranged as a cooperation between BoråsBorås TME AB and the culture department, the municipality of Borås. The festival is partly funded by Västra Götalandsregionen.

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, +46 734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, +46 72-174 85 85

– Press images for editorial use (CC-BY Anders Kihl, No Limit Borås) will be published constantly from now on. If not on spot and have special requests for press material, please contact Anders Kihl, +46 734-15 32 04

International contemporary and public art photographer Henrik Haven is set to cover No Limit Borås

August 17, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Henrik Haven, based in Copenhagen, Denmark is a very appreciated photographer specialized in documenting contemporary and public art both from gallery exhibitions, large scale public art projects and studio visits. His photos are published in the leading magazines, blogs and social networking sites all over the world. Now Henrik sets down in Borås during No Limit Street Art to cover and document the festival.

– Henrik has been an integral addition to No Limit just as much as each of our artists. His talent and expertise as a photographer is as unique as each of the participating artists and equally respected. While there is no doubt people from all over the world will see the murals completed here, it is really Henrik’s eye to capture it in the right way that can make the difference between seeing a mural and telling the story. We want people to see the entire feeling and timeline of our festival and he is surely the person to capture it in that way, says curator Shai Dahan.

– For now the paintings from No Limit will remain for several years to come, but that itself doesn´t give the opportunity for all to see them. A comprehensive documentation does that and therefor we´re very happy that Henrik will shoot for No Limit this year, says project manager Stina Hallhagen.

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

More information about Henrik Haven:
http://henrikhaven.tumblr.com/
Instagram.com/henrik_haven

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Brooklyn Street Art to cover No Limit Borås

August 12, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

Last year Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo of Brooklyn Street Art curiously followed Swedens new street art festival No Limit via online- and social media. They liked what they saw and posted a blog, ending up as an article in the online version of Huffington Post. This year they both will be following the festival on spot in Borås.

– It’s important to support a nascent art festival that shows such promise in the urban art community and it’s good to see the city supporting public art and making an investment in its cultural richness, says Harrington.

– We have seen Shai’s passion and dedication to giving artists opportunities and sparking conversations that otherwise wouldn’t happen. Mural festivals like No Limit promotes cultural exchange and make art available to a wider audience – in a way that more established art institutions typically can’t, says Rojo.

Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo are the Founders of the influential art blog BrooklynStreetArt.com. Proud New Yorkers, artists, and cultural workers for more than twenty-five years, both are experts on the evolving Street Art scene in New York as well as globally. With daily postings on Brooklyn Street Art (BSA), 175 articles on The Huffington Post, and close to one half a million followers on their social media network, the two have shown and discussed Street Art, graffiti, murals, and public art in more than 100 cities over the last few years.

No Limit 2015 will offer everything from large scale murals, small wooden figurines and stencil art to chalk paint. The festival of 2014 got a lot of media coverage both in national and international online and printed media. No Limit Street Art Borås is now also part of Google Cultural Institute.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

More information about No Limit:
nolimitboras.com
facebook.com/nolimitboras
twitter.com/nolimitboras
instagram.com/nolimitboras

– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-15 36 59
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

Local Inside out during No Limit Street Art Borås

June 12, 2015By No Limit BoråsPressrelease, Uncategorized

Inside out is a global street art project initiated by the French artist JR. The project transforms human identity into art. Vigorously simplified, large photos of people gathered into a gigantic mosaic of images in the town scape.

The event in Borås is a so called ”group action” – a specific local happening, independent but approved by the Inside Out-project. People in and from Borås are photographed and during the No Limit Street Art festival photos are mounted to a mosaic somewhere in the city under the watchword ”We see you”.

– Inside out is a really exciting project with an important message that has gained a lot of attention and proliferation globally. We are happy to include a local version during No Limit. It creates a symbiosis between local anchoring and commitment with the international street art scene in a very positive way, says Stina Hallhagen, project manager of No Limit Street Art.

– With “We see you” our aim is to create a piece of art together with the people of Borås, a piece where its us, the inhabitants of Borås in focus. Through the tales of people we reveal each other. About every fourth of the inhabitants of Borås has parents that are born in another country or are born in another country themselves. This are experiences that are not shown enough today. We want to rupture the myth that you must have a textile worker or a peddler in the family to call be a ”real” inhabitant of Borås, says Elin Stavåsen Brokvist, ”We see you”.

No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public spaces into an outdoor exhibition. 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´re doing it again. A warm welcome to Borås, Sweden 3-6th of September 2015.

More information about No Limit: nolimitboras.com
Stina Hallhagen, projektmanager, +46 734-15 36 59
Shai Dahan, curator, +46 721-74 85 85

More information about We See You
Elin Stavåsen Brokvist, +46 761-65 61 50

http://www.insideoutproject.net/

ABOUT THE INSIDE OUT PROJECT
Inside Out is a large-scale participatory art project that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of artistic work. Everyone is challenged to use black and white photographic portraits to discover, reveal and share the untold stories and images of people around the world. These digitally uploaded images are made into posters and sent back to the projectʼs co-creators, for them to exhibit in their own communities. Posters can be placed anywhere, from a solitary image in an office window, to a wall of an abandoned building, or in a full stadium. These exhibitions will be documented, archived and be made available online at http://www.insideoutproject.net/. The INSIDE OUT project is a creation of the artist JR, recipient of the 2011 TED Prize (watch JR’s TED talk here).

ABOUT THE TED PRIZE
The TED Prize is awarded annually to an exceptional individual who receives $1,000,000 and the TED community’s resources and expertise to spark global change. The award offers support to build a project’s core infrastructure quickly – so that others can add their own collaborative action. The first TED Prize was awarded in 2005, born out of the TED Conference and a vision by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, innovators, and entertainers to change the world – one Wish at a time. What began as an unparalleled experiment to leverage the resources of the TED Community to spur global change has evolved into one of the most prestigious prizes. A TED Prize winner is a rare and powerful combination of someone who knows how to capture the imaginations and make a measurable impact, a visionary and a pragmatist, a dreamer and a doer. From Bono’s the ONE Campaign (’05 recipient) to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (’10 recipient) and JR’s Inside Out Project (’11 recipient), the TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world. For more information on the TED Prize, visit www.ted.com/prize