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Bicycle Film Festival: Joy Ride Art Shows
by Karen Day
on 10 June 2009
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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.

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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

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