Fuck fear drink beer – art show and Port land DIY session – Basel, Switzerland in memoriam of the Black Cross Bowl. August 26, 2016 at Gallery Guillaume Daeppen.
Black and white photos of Lombego Surfers by Gogo Cetiner
Bonus phone photos from J. Hay
That’s the story actually, it was so fucking hot, and so humid, existence was a struggle. Dipping in the Rhein and some cold beers, great art show with rad people, the Boldriders even came over from Slovenia to enjoy good company and celebrate Pudi’s 50th birthday at the art gallery, and a concert with legendary Swiss surf rockers Lombego Surfers. Thanks to Oli Bürgin for organizing such an epic event, and thanks to Pudi for having his 50th birthday be an excuse to coordinate a party of epic proporations in collaboration with the artshow at Guillaume Daeppen. I probably forgot to mention something, but, photos speak louder than words. – J. Hay
Background about the exhibition:
FUCK FEAR DRINK BEAR
Four words taken from a graffiti on the Blackcrossbowl perfectly describe the six years era of the legendary concrete DIY skate project in Basel.
For some the bowl became a temporary living room for a few months every year, but even in the winter you could find people skating and hanging out by the fire regulary.
The spirit of the Blackcrossbowl sparked and inspired other skateboarders all over Europe to take fate in their own hands and build a scene for themselves.
The FUCK FEAR DRINK BEAR group exhibition marks the ten year anniversary of the beginning of the Blackcrossbowl. It looks back and forward to explore and document the DIY spirit that is engrained in skateboarders everywhere.
A group show with:
Check out the VERSUS Skatezine issue dedicated to the BlackCrossBowl memoriam here.
More info and photos at blackcrossbowl.com