ART & FOOTBALL
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: Amitis Motevalli (Multidisciplinary artist, 1970 -. Iran)
This provocative illustration shows an armed jihadist protecting a mixed children’s soccer match.
The image is taken from photojournalism, and is decontextualized. The location is unknown and the specific fight is unclear. With this, Amitis shows the resistance of some people somewhere in the third world as counter-propaganda.