Fandom as a universal language - photo exhibition

Exhibition date: 
10. September 2010 - 19:00 - 22. September 2010 - 18:00

Opening: Friday, September 10th, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

25 photographers from 5 continents. Divided by localisation, race, religion, education, interests and social status. United by the unique and universal moment captured in their work.

The subject „Fandom as a universal language” doesn't connect them all directly. Among the authors there are those faithful and devoted in their passion for football, but also those who see the phenomenon without being involved. What do they see? Great commitment, sometimes putting people on the verge of life. This is the case Lolade Adewuyi, who watched people faint and even die in a stadium in Ivory Coast.

The photographers notice unity. Not only the ephemeral one during the 90 minutes, but also bonds integrating whole communities through football. The means of expression witnessed worldwide differ between countries and cultures, but all serve one purpose – to externalize the emotions set off by football.

The global game and art don't usually come in pair, but true emotions do. And though the so called 'tifo' means of expression is hardly art as such, it cannot be ignored as part of a global phenomenon uniting millions and being part of people's identities.