Vélo: Tour de France unrealities

June 23, 2012 - 18:00

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Vélo: Tour de France unrealities

The shimmering, spectral beauty and uncompromising brutality of the Tour de France passes through Bank Street Arts in Sheffield this summer in the form of Vélo, an exhibition of photographs by artist Andrew Smith. Reframing fragments of Tour transmissions and exploring the mythology and unrealities of cycling (of riders ‘dragging their souls on a string’) Vélo opens on Saturday 30th June at 6pm, shortly after the prologue of the 2012 Tour in Liège has drawn to a close. The exhibition runs for the duration of this year’s Tour and features work from a book of Vélo. Tim Krabbé says of the book: ‘Cycling was mythical, but it survived its visibility. In Vélo, it becomes a visible myth.’

Vélo opening 30/06/12@18:00, bar, live accordion music. Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. Opening Times: Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm http://bit.ly/JuKOm8 http://www.bymyi.com/