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: NELSON LEIRNER (Sculptor, 1932 – 2020 -. Brazil)
TITLE: Maracanã
Installation. 2003

This installation alludes to the shape of the stadium in Rio de Janeiro, and is made up of different action figures from television series and comics – Hulks, Power Rangers, Buddhas, gnomes -, objects from other mass-produced cultures and figurines referring to Judeo-Christian iconography. The composition as a whole symbolizes the emotional, passionate and popular bonds that revolve around the presence of the public in the stadium, almost in a religious attitude.