The 2009 Bicycle Film Festival is taking place in quite a few different cities, but the New York festival is still the original and the one I would most like to attend. I happened to be in New York while the 2005 festival was taking place, but unfortunately, I didn’t have time to hang out for very long. Thinking back, I wish that I had pushed back my afternoon meeting to watch at least one film. Oh well… maybe next time. Even just hanging out outside for a short time, it was a great event to be a part of.
This year, the BFF will take place in New York from June 17th through June 21st. You can check the website for a schedule of events or for the list of movies that will be playing. The event that I want to mention in particular is the Joyride Art Show, which opens on the 18th. I mentioned sculptor Jud Turner’s work in a post a few months ago. He has a new piece called R-Evolve (pictured above), which he created for the Joyride show. Jud is just one of many artists who will showing work at the show. According to the BFF press release:
“The show brings together a diverse group of internationally established and emerging artists and members of the bicycling community all who share a passion for bicycles. 2009 artists include Kenny Scharf, Scott Campbell, Chiara Clemente, Steve MacDonald, Mike Giant, Benedict Radcliffe, Artus de Lavilléon, and Cheryl Dunn. The exhibition is held in multiple non-traditional venues and store-fronts on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and SOHO: Collective Hardware (169 Bowery) Puffin Room (435 Broome Street), and “the pit” at Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Chrystie Street and Broome Street).”
The other pictures that you see with this post are from the Dear Velo art show that took place during last year’s BFF in New York. If you are interested, you can see more pictures from that show here.
Speaking of art shows and bikes, the opening reception of Bicycle: People + Ideas in Motion at The Galleries at Moore has been moved to Friday, June 26th from 6 to 8 pm to coincide with the Philadelphia Bicycle Film Festival (note: the exhibition still opens on the 19th, only the opening reception date has changed). As I mentioned before, the finalists from the Bicycle Design “Commuter Bike for the Masses” design competition will be on display in the Goldie Paley Gallery. The reception is free and open to the public, so be sure to check it out if you are in Philly.