13.4 - 2.9.2018

the world’s game: fútbol and contemporary art

pérez art museum miami - PAMM

The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art is an art-based exhibition on the subject of soccer, or fútbol, and its interactions with societies around the world. Planned to overlap with the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the exhibition will explore how the sport has stimulated artists to reflect upon its implications on society. With more than 40 artists working in video, photography, painting, and sculpture, the aim of this exhibition is to create an experience where the viewer/spectator can use a universal theme to engage with the work of contemporary artists from around the world. Through visual art, PAMM seeks to present the art form of soccer—a place where social, cultural, and political issues of identity, nationalism, globalism, and mass spectacle play out vibrantly. The exhibition celebrates the commonality of human experience through a sport that has been one of the few common languages worldwide.

Participating artists: Alexandre Arrechea, Gustavo Artigas, Bhakti Baxter, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Chris Beas, Miguel Calderón, Mary Ellen Carroll, Nicola Costantino, Stephen Dean, Gabriele Di Matteo, Darío Escobar, Kendell Geers, Generic Art Solutions, Gaspar González, Roberto Guerrero, Adler Guerrier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Quisqueya Henríquez, Satch Hoyt, George Afedzi Hughes, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Espoir Kennedy, Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez), Maria Lassnig, Jaime Lauriano, Nelson Leirner, Antoni Miralda, Priscilla Monge, Vik Muniz, Antoni Muntadas, Paulo Nazareth, Paul Pfeiffer, Ronny Quevedo, Robin Rhode, Jamilah Sabur, Taryn Simon, Melanie Smith and Rafael Ortega, Hank Willis Thomas, Gastón Ugalde, Sinuhé Vega Negrin, Igor Vidor, Andy Warhol, Wendy White, and Kehinde Wiley.