We are excited to announce the opening of Skateboard Collecting Is Not A Crime, a vintage skateboard exhibition curated by collector Timo Hillbrecht's "House of Alva" at Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany. Timo's HOA collection features almost every ALVA deck ever produced (in various colorways) from the 1970s-2020. "I'm only missing a few!" Timo reports. Check out a selection of Timo's exceptional collection below and pictures from the show.
Skateboard Collecting Is Not A Crime is now showing as part of the ongoing Lee Mingwei: 禮 Li, Gifts, and Rituals Exhibition at Gropius Bau from June 24th - 28th, 2020.
CONCEPT: In autumn 2019, Lee Mingwei put out open calls looking for Berlin-based hosts to activate several of his projects. In The Living Room, hosts are invited to exhibit their unique collections. In The Mending Project, the menders host conversations with visitors while repairing their damaged items of clothing. These processes create a common space where viewers are given the opportunity to enter into an exchange where rituals of care and healing begin to unfold. -Gropius Bau
10963 Berlin, Germany
SKATEBOARD COLLECTING IS NOT A CRIME EXHIBITION
Collector Timo Hillbrecht hosts/curators his collection of treasured ALVA skateboards and other objects in artist Lee Mingwei's exhibition concept, The Living Room.Photos courtesy of Timo Hillbrecht.