variety of riders and followers worldwide.
What marks BMX out from other extreme sports is the sheer versatility of terrains that can be ridden. From skateparks to cityscapes to carefully sculpted dirt jumping trails, riders put tremendous effort into reinventing and crafting environments to enable them to perform their tricks.
The artists exhibited here pick up on different aspects of BMX within its environment. They draw inspiration from the fiercely independent ethics of self-organisation that characterizes the scene, a reaction against the highly commercial beginnings of BMX.
Some images showcase the way in which ordinary pieces of street furniture are reinterpreted, leaving ordinary onlookers in a state of disbelief. We see them lampoon the conventional image of the BMX as a kid’s bike, using playful and childlike illustrations. Above all, these images provide a glimpse into a bristling subculture that celebrates the sense of freedom and abandon of riding for its own sake: fun is awesome.
Expo FUN IS AWESOME
Opening 25 okt 2014 17:00u