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The White Bicycle: Situations and Variations - Photographs by David Buss

The Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, BIRMINGHAM, West Midlands, B1 2EA
The White Bicycle: Situations and Variations - Photographs by David Buss


The Library of Birmingham will be hosting an exhibition of photographs by David Buss in May.

The White Bicycle: Situations and Variations - Photographs by David Buss celebrates the love of bicycles shared by so many individuals and communities across the globe. The exhibition demonstrates that bicycles are used not simply as a means of transport, but also for other various and often surprising purposes such as an object to personalise, an expression of the identity of the owner, the promotion of a business, a memorial (known as 'ghost bikes'), an art work, a status symbol, a signifier, a piece of nostalgia, a means of communication, and many more.

Using the recurring motif of a white bicycle, David has created photographic images that intentionally range from the humorous to the moving, from the surreal to the abstract, from documentary to ambiguous, and from the nostalgic to the futuristic. In each photograph, the white bicycle may be the major feature of the image or an incidental fragment. It may be a real bicycle or an image or other representation of one. To date, the project includes photographs taken in various parts of the UK, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, the Canary Islands, France, Italy, Laos, Peru, Spain, and the USA.

The White Bicycle: Situations and Variations - Photographs by David Buss will be on view at The Photographers Wall, The Library of Birmingham, from Saturday 4th May until Thursday 30th May. The exhibition is open to the public daily from 11.00 to 17.00. Admission is free. The exhibition coincides with Velo Birmingham, the major cycling event that will take place on Sunday 12th May.


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All bus, tram and Rail services to central Birmingham. Centenary Square is ten minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station.

Tel: 07920 114573

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