Bicycle Film Festival: Joy Ride Art Shows


Now in its ninth year, the Bicycle Film Festival is bigger than ever in 2009, hitting up 39 cities worldwide and including a blowout bicycle-inspired art show called Joy Ride.

Before traveling to five other major cities with the festival, four venues will host the show throughout NYC's Lower East Side and Soho neighborhoods starting next week. A group exhibition in collaboration with Anonymous Gallery, both internationally established and emerging artists have created works to express their common passion for the urban bike movement.

Contributing artists include Kenny Scharf, Martha Cooper, Agathe Snow, Scott Campbell, Ji Lee and many more. The artists work in varying mediums and genres, from ilovedust's romantic digital imagery (pictured top) to the delicate mandala by James Jean (above left, click for detail) and Steve MacDonald's bikes depicted with thread (above right), which make up the flyer for the show. Each venue will boast a uniquely curated multimedia installation with live performances, Joy Ride maps and—naturally—a plethora of bike enthusiasts.

See more images, a list of all participating artists and other location details after the jump.

Joy Ride
19-22 June 2009
Opening Night: 18 June 2009, 6-10pm
Sara D. Roosevelt Park/The Pit
Chrystie Steet at Broome Steet
New York, NY 10002 map

Collective Hardware
169 Bowery
New York, NY 10002 map

Puffin Room
435 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013 map
tel. +1 212 343 2881

186 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002 map
tel. +1 212 600 9263

Participating artists: Kenny Scharf, Jonas Mekas, Martha Cooper, Agathe Snow, Kelsey Brookes, Cheryl Dunn, Maya Hayuk, Ryan Humphrey, Kenzo Minami, James Jean, Graffiti Research Lab, Scott Campbell, Erik Foss, Peter Sutherland, Mike Giant, Leo Fitzpatrick, Chiara Clemente, Julia Chiang, Takuya Sakamoto, AIKO, Ellis Gallagher, Gaia, Ji Lee, Chris Stain, Chris Uphues, Falcon Duran, Aakash Nihalani, Paolo Bertocchi, Taliah Lempert, Alfredo Bovel and Shane Bovel, Nesta Mayo, Stewert Semple, Benedict Radcliffe, Ashira Siegel, Steve MacDonald, Brian Vernor, Artus De Lavilléon, James Newman, Kevin Foxworth, Joe Stakun, Andrew McClintock, Marco Mucig, Yatika Starr Fields, Daniele De Lonti, Lisa Romans, Amy Bolger, Wonka, Jacques Ferrand, Marc Sich, Herman Mao, David Komurek, Silver Warner, Patrick Trefz, Made in Queens, Greg Ugalde, Camilla Candida Donzella, Fast Eddie Williams, Tristan Eaton, Robert S.L. Waltzer and Gordon Stevenson, Jud Turner, Suzette Lee, Wiilliam Robbins and Jeffrey Robbins, I LOVE DUST, Maripol and Lino, Dana Goldstein, Rajan Mehta, Nathaniel Freeman, Giftcycle, Amelia Shaw, Jessica Findley, Lauren Silberman, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Daniel Leeb, Matteo Di Nisio , Ed Glazar, Bradley Baker, Cecily Upton, Rich Jacobs, Chris Thormann, Massan Fluker


Martha Cooper, "Bushwick Kids" (1978), black and white digital C print of the Bushwick kids with their homemade bikes from scavenged parts


Paolo Bertocchi, "Permutation Fugue" (2008), made from bike rubber


Kenzo Minami, "Draisine," (2009), click image for detail


Jud Turner, "R-Evolve" (2008), welded steel and mixed media