• Exhibition
  • date:
  • 06.03.2010 - 11.07.2010

Instead of limiting itself to current sporting events such as the World Cup, One Shot! examined the different facets of this popular sport in connection with multiple aspects of contemporary art. The exhibition also highlighted the relationship between current artists and the universe of football, a sport which now enjoys attention from many different quarters.
Approximately fifty pieces by artists from across the world were brought together at the BPS22. This included sculptures, paintings, photographs, comics, drawings, videos and more. Among the themes explored were: the ritual aspect of supporter behaviour, the link between politics and football, the violence of 'ultras' fans, the fun and social aspect of this sport, its emotional connection to memories and childhood, media celebration at certain stages of the game, financial corruption, popular traditions, the financial investment of big brands and the conditions in merchandise manufacture, and gender stereotyping.

Artists: Juan Pérez Agirregoikoa, Taku Anekawa, Mathias Braschler & Monika Fischer, Roderick Buchanan, Paolo Canevari, Jota Castro, Joseph Châtelain, Cedric Christie, Claude Closky, Freddy Contreras, Hellmuth Costard, Josef Dabernig, Laurent Dandoy, Robert Davies, Stephen Dean, Raoul De Keyser,Wim Delvoye, Democracia, Marie Denis, Julius Deutschbauer, Patrick Everaert, Mounir Fatmi, Thierry Fontaine, Massimo Furlan, Kendell Geers, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Julie Henry, Runo Lagomarsino, Ingeborg Lüscher, This Lüscher, Laurent Mareschal, Andrea Mastrovito, Eugenio Merino, Priscillia Monge, Gianni Motti, Laurent Perbos, The Plug, Psjm, Jean-Pierre Ransonnet, Javier M. Rodriguez, Pierre Schwartz, Walter Swennen, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Uri Tzaig, Yoann Van Parys, Marijke Van Warmerdam, Maria Zgraggen

Exhibition Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin

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