More No Limit on Google Arts & Culture

February 9, 2018By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

After the first festival in 2014, we were contacted by representatives from the Google Cultural Institute*, with a request to include No Limit in a specific release about Street Art. On 17 March, 2015, the festival artworks were released as an online exhibition for Google. Now it’s time again.

On 9 February, exhibitions for both the 2017 and 2015 festivals will be released. Now you can find virtually all of the artwork created during the three festivals in online exhibitions for the whole world to see.

– The first release had a huge impact, says Anders Kihl, Digital Marketing Manager, Borås TME. We had closer to 5,000 unique visitors to the No Limit website the first day the exhibition was released on Google. Since then, it’s unfortunately been quiet from Google and it’s not like you can invite yourself to one of the world’s largest companies. Some time ago, however, they contacted us again asking if we were interested in expanding with new content. We were of course very interested, and now it’s all in place.

– No Limit has had an extremely great circulation and to put one channel against another would be almost presumptuous. But, it is clear that when media such as Google and the Huffington Post on numerous occasions feature No Limit, it’s very significant. We of course want people to experience the art, here on site in Borås, but it’s also natural for public art to be accessible for everyone. I believe the festival’s participation on Google can both inspire and attract visitors to Borås to fully experience the artwork, explains Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager, Borås TME.

In total, there are now three exhibitions on Google, from all of the festivals. 84 exhibition pieces in the form of photography and film material are completed with descriptive texts and exact positions for the respective artworks.

* Google Cultural Institute started in Google’s initiative in 2011. The platform, Google Arts & Culture (formerly Google Art Project), aims to make important cultural materials available to as many people as possible, and to digitally preserve it for educational purposes and to inspire future generations. They gather high-resolution images from museums, exhibitions and other art projects, as well as 3D visualizations of world heritage sites, etc., in large part in collaboration with world-renowned cultural institutions and museums.

No Limit is a street art festival that invites artists from all over the world to participate in the transformation of the public space and to create a giant outdoor gallery. The festival includes all types of street art, from murals to sculptures and installations. No Limit saw the light of day for the first time in September 2014, and festivals were also arranged in 2015 and 2017. The festival is organized by Borås TME in association with the Cultural Administration, Borås City. No Limit received the 2015 Borås City Urban Building Award in the category “Land, Landscape and Urban Environment”. In 2017, the festival was environmentally certified and also received the distinction “Remarkable Festival” from the European festival association EFFE, as well as the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (COE) for consistently excellent reviews from visitors.

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, Project Manager, +46 734-32 75 05
Anders Kihl, Digital Marketing Manager, +46 734-32 75 00

Guided tours this autumn

September 12, 2017By No Limit BoråsUncategorized

 

The guided tours to the pieces from No Limit Street Art Borås 2017 continues. We offer two tours every weekend until the end of October.

Saturdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 11 am. Both departs from Textile Fashion Center. Read more and purchase your tickets at ticketmaster.se.

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AnonyMouse opens “Dunken” in Borås

September 8, 2017By No Limit BoråsPressrelease

This morning AnonyMouse opened a raps och oliv station in central Borås. From No Limit Street Art we´re more than happy that the mice have embraced our environmental diploma and invested in renewable energy sources.

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
instagram.com/anonymouse_mmx

More information about No Limit:
– Stina Hallhagen, project manager, 0734-32 75 05
– Shai Dahan, curator, 072-174 85 85

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
instagram.com/anonymouse_mmx

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