The fourth No Limit Street Art festival was arranged the 17-20th of September 2020. The fourth edition presented several exciting news. All artwork was created in one area- the district of Norrby, and No Limit was for the first time arranged with the street art organisation Artscape.
After previous years’ presenting artists from all corners of the world, No Limit 2020 invited Swedish artists;
– Sweden’s street art scene is flourishing, with lots of exciting artists having established themselves at the very highest level in recent years. We selected a group with many different styles and expressions – it was fantastic to see their creativity decorate Norrby!
Daniel Wakeham, founder of Artscape
Artscape has extensive experience of the Swedish street art scene
The Street Art organisation Artscape, the curators of the fourth festival, has since 2014 produced and curated more than 100 pieces of public art in 26 Swedish municipalities. This means that Artscape has a very good insight in the Swedish Street Art community, a knowledge they brought into No Limit to, for the very first time, producing a street art festival on such a high level which solemnly focused on Swedish artists.
From the city centre to Norrby
The previous three editions of No Limit have, with great success, focused on the city centre. For 2020, we wanted to take the next step in extending the city’s street art district. In our search for possible areas, Norrby felt like the obvious choice. It is a living and central district. To have all the art focused in one district enables for both residents and visitors to experience the art in a whole new way. Together with Artscape, No Limit was able to show that Borås continues to challenge and evolve in the cityscape and in public arts.
Exciting Street Art festival
No Limit is an outdoor art event inviting artists from around the world to participate in turning public space into an outdoor exhibition. The festival contains many different types of urban art, from murals to sculptures and installations. The first No Limit festival was held in 2014, and had participating artists from 7 different countries including The Netherlands, Brazil, Italy, Germany, Poland, Spain and Sweden. The artists, some of which have been painting graffiti and street-art as far back as 1981, brought a wide range of talent and art forms to Sweden. The festivals in 2015, 2017 and 2020 repeated the success story but now with an even wider range of art.
The street art movement, which began with illegal graffitti, has now found a place in the public artscape. Borås decided that the event must remain authentic to the spirit of this movement and therefor do not ask the artists for sketches in advance. Instead, we made sure to accommodate them by providing large walls as canvases for them to paint whatever they choose, hence the name No Limit – there are no limitations for the artistic freedom.
No Limit is hosted by Borås TME in collaboration with the cultural administration of Borås Municipality.
Tickets to guided tours are available here.
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