FùTBAL: THE BEAUTIFUL GAME

Posted on February 12, 2014 by Editorial Staff

Soccer (or fútbol) has always been considered a legendary sport. “Fútbol: The Beautiful Game,” is an exhibition presented by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LACMA, and explores the significance and impact of soccer around the world. The exhibit includes works of art by approximately 30 artists from around the world. The diverse media featured includes video, photography, painting, and sculpture. “Samuel Ento“ is a painting by Kehinde Wiley, and it will be on display. But  how are art and sports connected? The exhibition features  portraits depicting “intense heroes”, sport heroes.  Sports are an extension of art, take dance for instance: It’s highly athletic but is also very artistic. Sport is a body issue, it is the real connection between action and reaction.   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. Pass me that ball!

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