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
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Brand new clothing for the classic obelisk in Borås

September 6, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

In the wee hours of the morning, the classic obelisk in Borås was graced with a new outfit, courtesy of guerilla knitter Maria Hallin.

“It was a totally wild idea. I want to give this forgotten monument new life, make people pay attention to it again. The whole point of its location was to stand out, something that is no longer the case, since there now are high-rise buildings around. And since I’m into color and art in so many ways, this seemed like an approach that was crazy enough for me.”

Prior to this, Maria’s biggest guerrilla knitting challenge was a birch tree at the Textile Fashion Center, but the obelisk was a trickier customer…

“Seeing as the monument isn’t exactly new, there aren’t any dimensions on record, so I’ve had to figure the size out on the fly. I’m hoping this yarn art will brighten up this ‘poor forgotten’ monument,” Ms. Hallin says with a smile.

The “Toothpick” as it’s popularly known, was made to commemorate a visit by King Carl XIV Johan to Borås in 1821, though it wasn’t in place until 38 years later. The original location was the main square, but in 1940/1941, it was replaced by the Nils Sjögren fountain and moved to the intersection of Yxhammarsgatan and Allégatan.

English translation: Ingrid Eng

Almost half a thousand sold tickets to the guided tours

September 5, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

Though some of our artists have not even arrived yet, the interest for the guided tours are overwhelmingly. We´ve sold almost 500 tickets to the tours in advance and there´s more pre purchases every day.

We started out with tours featuring the pieces from earlier years the past Sunday. The further the artists gets we start mixing old and new pieces into the tours and from today you could follow us on tours along the new walls, seeing work in progress and perhaps meet some of the artists in person.

There´s several different lengths and specializations like after work, marathon, running tours, tours for children, different languages and more.

Pre purchase your tickets today to make sure you nail your desired date and time. All tickets available at ticketmaster.se and of course at Borås Tourist Office and Textile Fashion Center.

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Sight and sign interpreted tours during No Limit Borås

September 2, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

Photo: CC-BY-NC Fifi Ström

The city of Borås has been awarded the Access City Award for its extensive work with accessibility. That is a really good thing and of course we want to support that work and make No Limit Street art as accessible as possible. Therefor we offer guided tours in three different languages (Swedish, Finnish and English) but also sight and sign interpreted tours. As far as possible the tour avoid stairways and other difficult obstacles that can be of problem if you´re disabled.

Sign interpretation available on guided tours 7th of September at 18.00 and 10th of September at 15.00.

Sight interpretation available on guided tours 9th of September at 11.30 and 10th of September at 11.30.

Get your tickets from ticketmaster.se or Borås Tourist Office or the desk of Textile Fashion Center (from September 4th for the latest).

No Limit Official merchandise on sale

September 2, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

Check out our cool official merchandise for No Limit Street Art Borås. Neat, good quality products made of fair fabrics to a reasonable price. Available now at Borås Tourist Office and from September 4th at the Textile Fashion Center (where our guided tours departs).

All products are limited edition so get your´s fast to make sure you don´t get empty handed.
Tee: 200 SEK
Beanie: 120 SEK
Bag (fabric): 100 SEK
Poster: 29 SEK

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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