Podium, Two; Football Anecdotes | Javid Nikpour, Farzam Saleh, MohamamdAli Najib, Payam Sani, Roshan Norouzi | Opening: Friday, 14 September 2018, 4 – 8 pm | Exhibition is on view through October 6th, 2018
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“My political victories are more important than my victories as a professional player. A match finishes in 90 minutes, but life goes on.” (Sócrates)
Football is perhaps the most popular event in the human history. The development of global market and current economic system and the idea of “football for football” erased the social and political functions of it. Like all other events in today’s world, football is also defined by the capital turnovers and its market. Yet, outside the professional world, the social and political functions of football are still noticeable.
Football has become one of the most successful businesses in the world, in which the corporatization of local teams and transition of their social identity into the mere economic entities are perceived as professionalism. Every child interested in this game dreams about joining the world’s biggest clubs. However, it is still evident that football is a social phenomenon shaped by people and meant for the people, through which they can express their demands and concerns. Football is more than football; it is a space for people to shout their social and political demands.
This exhibition is our narrative of football. The football that we know and the football that we love.