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Fútbol: The Beautiful Game



Chris Beas:<EM> And the Number One Was Georgie Best...,</EM> 201346 x 48 in. Acrylic on canvas on panel. Courtesy of the artist and Martha Otero Gallery©Chris Beas.
Chris Beas: And the Number One Was Georgie Best..., 2013
46 x 48 in.
Acrylic on canvas on panel.
Courtesy of the artist and Martha Otero Gallery
©Chris Beas.
Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
UNITED STATES
LOS ANGELES  •  Los Angeles County Museum of Art  •  2 February - 20 July 2014
 
 
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art presents Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, an exhibition examining the sport of fútbol, or soccer, as it is known in the United States. Featuring approximately 50 works by nearly 30 artists on the subject of fútbol—often referred to as “the beautiful game”—the exhibition looks at issues of nationalism, identity, globalism, and mass spectacle as well as the shared human experience between spectators from a multitude of cultures. In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup that takes place in Brazil this summer, LACMA’s exhibition considers the sport through video, photography, painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation.

Two room-sized video installations anchor Fútbol: The Beautiful Game. The first, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait by the artists Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon, provides an intimate portrait of Zinedine Zidane—one of the greatest soccer players in the history of the sport—during the course of a single match. Meanwhile, Stephen Dean’s Volta, set to samba music, directs its gaze at stadium crowds and draws attention to both the pandemonium and organized ritual of mass audiences.

Other works by artists including Robin Rhode, Kehinde Wiley, Petra Cortright, Andy Warhol, Mark Bradford, Mary Ellen Carroll, Hassan Hajjaj, and Andreas Gursky, among others, provide a sense of the possibilities of the sport as a universal conversation piece.


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