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A Snow Wolf, A Fox and Anonymouse At “No Limit” Borås 2017

A street art festival brings murals, installations and a gallery show to the Swedish town.

12/12/2017 14:23 EST | Updated 12/12/2017 14:23 EST
Bordalo II. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

The “No Limit” mural festival in Borås, Sweden this year features sweeping murals and the smallest interventions big enough for a mouse. Regardless, locals applauded. 

No Limit Borås returned this fall with a diverse mix of high-quality muralists and installation artists and gallery show to this Swedish town, creating a certain character that augments its rich culture and historical roots. It is an interesting role that the current “Street Art Festival” is occupying in cities around the globe in recent years, with each festival’s personality affected by the curators and organizers, as well as the connectedness that the people feel to the art in the public sphere.

Fintan Magee. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Perhaps because of Borås’ history over four centuries as a town of diverse trades making products and services for larger markets around the world, the attitudes about these new artists arriving are open and welcoming.

Throughout our time on the street here we spoke with individuals and tour groups with maps in hand - people interested in the unusual techniques of art-making on display – curious about the processes employed and the materials used – and rather respectfully interested in the artists themselves. As a side note, its unusual that artists actually receive a round of applause from visitors but here it is more common than pickled herring.

Fintan Magee. Detail. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

All considered, this natural appreciation appears to drive the artists to bring their best to the work and here are some of the examples from this years international collection of murals and site-specific installations. Artists this year included

Anonymouse, Bordallo II, Christina Angelina, Fintan Magee, Gemma O’Brien, Hottea, Jim Rizzi, Lakwena, Lonac, Nespoon, and TelmoMiel.

6 articles providing full coverage of the event are at the end of this article.

Fintan Magee. Detail. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Hot Tea. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Telmo Miel. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Telmo Miel. Detail. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Telmo Miel. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JM Rizzi. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JM Rizzi. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lonac. Detail. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lonac. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Lakwena. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NeSpoon at work on her wall. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
NeSpoon. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gemma O’Brien. Detail. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Gemma O’Brien. Detail. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit Boras 2017. Boras, Sweden. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Anonymouse. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Christina Angelina. No Limit/Borås 2017. Borås, Sweden 09-2017 (photo © Jaime Rojo)

Read more about No Limit Borås 2017 on Brooklyn Street Art :

Fintan Magee, Lonac in Process at No Limit/Borås: Dispatch 1

Lakwena, JM Rizzi in Process at No Limit / Borås: Dispatch 2

Borås Kids Smash the “Open Wall”: Children’s Workshop at “No Limit” : Dispatch 3

Artists at Work, Soggy but Intrepid Update for No Limit / Borås: Dispatch 4

Surprise Anonymouse Guest, Sunlight at No Limit / Borås: Dispatch 5

Flying Into the Weekend : HotTea, Bordalo II, TelmoMiel, Nespoon for No Limit / Borås: Dispatch 6

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