CORNER fotbal + societate is a new, periodical publication that proposes an interdisciplinary approach, starting from football and its more complex, both contemporary and historical context. The published materials bring to the foreground less (re)presented subjects, theorize different aspects of football and follow its evolution and social determinations.
We aim at intersecting footaball with various mechanisms of knowledge production, including approaches from anthropology, art, contemporary dance, architecture, economy, relations with authority, subcultures, relationship between individual, group and society, following less discussed aspects such as horizontal organization, representation of minorities, gender relations and others.
Under the current conditions, when both sports and art are confiscated by the media industry and exclusively transformed into commodities, we are welcoming a recuperation of the democratic and emancipating aspects of football, alongside a critical analysis of its functioning and reception modes.
CORNER is a collective initiave of the artists Dana Andrei and Sorin Popescu, together with curator Raluca Voinea. The publication is produced by tranzit. ro/ București and IDEA arts + society magazine. The first issue includes materials realized by, or together with: Ștefan Tiron, Florin Flueraș, Powerpuff, Irina Botea & Jon Dean, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Florin Poenaru, Dan Perjovschi, Anca Verona Mihuleț, Corneliu Porumboiu, Prosper Center.
Design: Paul Voggenreiter – hirnfaustauge.de
Thanks to: Irina Costache, Larisa Crunţeanu, Xandra Popescu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Edi Constantin, Alexandra Pirici, Tim Nădăşan, Simona Chiorean.
In the month of November, the publication will be presented at the Temps d’Images Cluj Festival, on the 13th of November at the Paintbrush Factory (Bar & Lateral ArtSpace), with the launch of the magazine and a centre for research & discussion:
Also, it will be launched with a round-table discussion on Tuesday, 24th of November 2015, 7 pm, at tranzit. ro/ București, Str. Gazelei nr. 44, sector 4.