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: CAROLYN CASTAÑO (Multidisciplinary artist, 1971 – . United States)
TITLE: Assassins United
T-Shirts. 2014

This series of T-shirts belong to a made-up soccer team with 11 assassinated soccer players, each represented by a T-Shirt. The soccer players know that their performance in a match can have implications beyond the game. For some, on-field events can have deadly consequences. This set of T-shirts explores and questions concepts such as heroism, masculinity, pride, success and tragedy.