12 - 28 June
Floreasca Sports Hall
Aviator Popa Marin 2
With: Eliahu Adler, Liliana Basarab, Pied la Biche, Z. Blace & Co, Irina Botea & Jon Dean, Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová, Eduard Constantin, Josef Dabernig, George Doroș, Enric Fort Ballester, Florin Flueras, Henry / Bragg, Adriana Ghiață & Eleodor Unguraș, Vlatka Horvat, Tadija Janičić, Hortensia Mi Kafchin, V. Leac, Maria Marshall, Dan Perjovschi, Corneliu Porumboiu, Cristian Rusu, Cristian Răduță, Gabriele de Santis, Sergiu Sas, Șerban Savu, Fin Simonetti, Dorian Szasz, Davide Tidoni, Iulia Toma, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor, Alexandru Vitzentzatos
Guided tours: Stadion de cartier
Archives: Aurel Dula, Fotbal Feminin România, Minerva Archive, Gabriel M. Stoica
Imagine you are at a football match where you don’t follow the ball, but a single player. Or only the coaches. Or you find yourself paying homage to the referees. Imagine how during that game you only follow the gestures and the tension between the galleries. Or imagine that either the ball or the players take turns disappearing. Imagine the positions of the players are, in fact, political move(ment)s. Or the supporters become one and the same with the heraldry they support.
The CORNER team stages an exhibition where the complexity of a football game and of the stadium is reconstructed through artistic interpretations belonging to visual, conceptual and performance art, cinematography, sound art, documentation and other hybrid forms such as tours of cultural and sports objectives. This way, players, referees, coaches, supporters, as well as the conventions or rituals of the football game are imagined in a sports hall, tracing the interpretation of the stadium space which represents them, but also the relations between them, searching for the formation of new meanings. The stadium is interpreted as a green cube, a stage where the spectacle has the underlayer of a continuous fight for power, capital and image; here is the place where identities are defined and cultures are born.
The exhibition comprises works published in the CORNER magazine, works commissioned for the exhibitions, photographic archives, works found in museums and private collections and many more.
For our project, the historical building Floreasca Sports Hall / „Lucian Grigorescu” plays a significant role in implementing the concept of stadium imaginary reconstruction in a contemporary art exhibition.
A project by CORNER football + society.
Organized by tranzit. ro / București.
Curatorial concept: Dana Andrei & Sorin Popescu
Exhibition design: Daniela Pălimariu
Graphic design: Paul Voggenreiter
Production team: Dana Andrei, Paul Breazu, Eduard Constantin, Iuliana Dumitru, Daniela Pălimariu, Sorin Popescu, Raluca Voinea
Media partners: Scena9, Zeppelin
Partners: Ministry of Youth and Sport, Romanian Handball Federation, Amateur Filmmaker’s Museum, Galați Visual Art Museum, Minerva Cultural Association, Satu Mare County Museum
Thanks to: Alice Gancevici & Remus Pușcariu, Alina Nedelcu, Andrei Dinu, Andrei Gavril, Ciprian Mureșan, Costel Strat, Cristian Barbălată, Dan Basu, Emilia Elena Badea, Florin Niculae, Horațiu Șerbănescu, Inocențiu Voinea, Larisa Crunțeanu, Marinela Ene, Marian Velcea, Mădălin Geană, Mircea Pinte, Ovidiu Țichindeleanu, Petrică Mogoș, Sanda Gancevici, Victor Mangă, Galeria Nicodim, Plan B, Quadro, Salonul de proiecte, Sandwich, Studioplot, tranzit.ro/ Iași.
A cultural project co-financed by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.