Fútbol: The Beautiful Game

Fútbol: The Beautiful Game
On View:
February 2–July 20, 2014
BCAM, Level 3

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Fútbol: The Beautiful Game, an exhibition examining the sport of fútbol, or soccer, as it is known in the United States. Featuring approximately 50 works by nearly 30 artists on the subject of fútbol—often referred to as “the beautiful game”—the exhibition looks at issues of nationalism, identity, globalism, and mass spectacle as well as the shared human experience between spectators from a multitude of cultures. In anticipation of the 2014 World Cup that takes place in Brazil this summer, LACMA’s exhibition considers the sport through video, photography, painting, sculpture, and large-scale installation. 

Image credits: 

Generic Art Solutions, Pieta, 2008, Courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans © Generic Art Solutions

Robin Rhode, Hondjie, 2001, L&M, Los Angeles © Robin Rhode

Miguel Calderón, Mexico vs Brasil, 2004, Courtesy of the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City © Miguel Calderón

Chris Beas, And Number One Was Georgie Best, 2013, Courtesy of the artist and Martha Otero Gallery © Chris Beas