This page is part of the Ekkono training in values through football initiative. The objective is to contribute to the interpretation of contemporary problems through the link between Football and Art, offering different possibilities of reading and understanding this sport in the context of today’s society.

We will be uploading and sharing art works linked to football made by artists, with the aim of creating a «collection» of references with which to promote thinking and reflecting on this sporting practice, from different disciplines: illustration, video, sculpture, painting, etc.

ARTIST: Joan Brossa (Poet and visual artist, 1919 – 1998. Spain)
TITLE: País (Country)
Visual poem. 1988

This visual poem consists of a regulation soccer ball with a comb stuck on top. In the words of the poet: «It is a satire on folklore and sport, on typical Spanish».

Brossa’s audacity and humor gave a lot to talk about at a time when Spain was debating whether to declare football of national interest or not.