Sep 3, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017

The city as an art gallery

No Limit Street Art Borås

NO LIMIT STREET ART 2017 - No Limit opened up for the first time in 2014 with participating artists from seven different countries. In 2015 the event became a biennial festival and in 2017 Borås extended the citys outdoor gallery with new walls, spots and new art forms. No Limit is about everything from small street art installations to large scale murals over 7 storey buildings. About 30 large scale murals within short walking distance is now present in the City of Borås and together with more than 100 sculptures it creates a gigant outdoor gallery in the city center.

The long wait
The long wait by Australian born Fintan Magee. Created on the huge gable of Quality Hotel Grand in Borås the piece stretches about 30 meters up in the air portraying a girl sitting in the tree branches. 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.

"Waiting for the sky to dry" by Lonac. The piece portrays another street artist, and a close friend to Lonac, named Chez 186. Portraying friends is Lonacs way of bringing them out in the world.

The Adventures of Nils Holgersson, created by the Dutch duo TelmoMiel since they´ve been inspired by the author Selma Lagerlöf as kids they decided to based the mural on her stories.

Hot Tea
Textile installation in the Caroli Church park in central Borås created by Hot Tea during No Limit Street Art Borås 2017. The installation is made of industrial tape fastened in wires connected to a quadrat of flag poles. Due to Swedish winter weather conditions the installation is no longer present on spot.

Time lapse video of JM Rizzis massive wall created together wit helpful local volunteers during No Limit Street Art Borås 2017. It´s by far the largest wall he ever painted.

When I´m free
The piece "When I´m Free" in sparkling colours were created by Lakwena and Abimaro during No Limit Street Art Borås 2017. The title is fetched from a phrase in the song "Fever" by Abimaro (Lakwenas sister) and the typeface in the painting is inspired by a logo of a traditional shoe store in Borås.
One night two shops and an environmental friendly ”gas” station secretly opened up. Perla´s Textiles close to Volhe´s treasure chest were now part of the every day business in the city of Borås together with a raps och oliv station ”Dunken” by the mice having embraced our environmental diploma and invested in renewable energy sources. Small minitiature shops created by the artist collective AnonyMouse and secretly installed during night time during No Limit Street Art Borås. Unfortunately weather has worn out the small shops and they are not longer present in the street.
Half Snow Wolf
Bordalo II created the piece "Half Snow Wolf" on the gable of the Tourist Office of Borås during No Limit Street Art 2017. It´s a three dimensional sculpture, hung to the wall, made by trash. The idea is to depict nature itself, in this case animals, out of materials that are responsible for its destruction. Damaged bumpers, burnt garbage cans, tires and appliances are just some of the objects that can be identified when you go into detail. They are camouflaging the result of our habits with little ecological and social awareness. The piece is illuminated during Swedish winter.
Flower & Power
The inside mural Flower & Power was created by Gemma O´Brien for No Limit Street Art Borås 2017. She usually paints typographic pieces, but when seeing the Textile Fashion Center she instantly felt that she wanted to make a textile pattern, including sparkling colors, flowers and some hidden typography.
No Limit Street Art is about thousands of cans of spray paint and buckets of wall paint. It´s about loads of work but a lot more fun. It´s about bringing good and happy art to the people rather than bringing the people to an exhibition or a gallery. Most welcome to Borås, Sweden to enjoy street art, sculptures and the happiness all the pieces has brought to the city....
Credits: Story

Curator: Shai Dahan
Project Manager: Stina Hallhagen
On line manager: Anders Kihl
Photos: Fredrik Malmlund

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