July 1st - July 24th 2005
is one of the most vibrant and creative subcultures, encompassing not
only skateboarding itself but also fashion, music, magazines, photography
and dvds. The enormous creativity involved runs a close second to that
of the visual arts.
Much of the creative
talent in skateboarding is centred around businesses and design offices,
often set up by skateboarders themselves:
Ohiogirl by Andy Mueller, Chocolate Skateboards with designer Evan Hecox,
HuMobisten (Gyz la Rivière & Rufus K.) and vijf890
The VIVID exhibition shows products of these designers in combination
with furniture and lamps by Nultien.