etnies is celebrating its 25 year anniversary in the city where it all began, Paris, France, by looking forward and conceptualizing what skateboarding could be like in the next 25 years. Pierre-André Senizergues, founder of etnies, hand-picked three creative minds from the brand’s history—Gil Le Bon Delapointe, Mike Manzoori, and Yogi Proctor—to create compelling concepts that demonstrate what living, moving, and thinking could look like in the future. The artists’ pieces are on display at La Gaîté Lyrique Public Domaine, skateboard culture exhibition through August 7. We were lucky enough to get a personal walkthrough by Pierre and all the artists. Check the video and photos below.
Video & Photos by Blair Alley. Additional footage courtesy of etnies.
etnies has full bios on its artists and their work here. The rest of the exhibit also contained wooden OGs from Girl, video installations from French Fred, Donny Miller, and an amazing concept video of classic animated board graphics from Natas Kaupas (see more here), photographs by Mike O’Meally and Deanna Templeton, a Neckface wall and installation room, chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage, the best collection of controversial board graphics we’ve ever seen, and so much more. This really is the best collection of skateboard art we’ve ever seen. If you can get to Paris this summer, try your hardest and check out Public Domaine.