Football Miracle – Zhong Biao
The World Cup will start in less than a month, and for the second time in history, it is is accompanied by a major official art project.
The collection features works by seventeen internationally acclaimed artists with a special relation to the African continent. Famous top-ranking artists include William Kentridge, Marlene Dumas and Romero Britto.
The 2010 series encompasses artworks that are diversified in style and expression, ranging from Kentridge's “Bicycle Kick” that appears to be a leap of joy to Isolde Krams's “Red Elephant” holding a football in its trunk, and from Peter Eastman's night view of a stadium building site in South Africa to Hassan Musa's transfer of the biblical scene of Jacob battling with the archangel into football.
Bicycle Kick – William Kentridge
The Good Game – Hassan Musa
Color Your Life – Barthlmy Toguo
World Cup SA 2010 – Marlene Dumas
Football Continent – Soly Ciss
South Africa 2010 – Romero Britto
Free Balling – Kendell Geers
Stadia – Julie Mehretu
The World Watches … World Cup South Africa – Charles Fazzino
The Battle by Cameron Platter
Red Elephant – Isolde Krams
Swanker Ball – Kay Hassan
Stadium – Peter Eastman
Celebrations – Lilanga Art
The Midas Touch – Robert Slingsby
Shoo(t) Q Taro and Ten Braves – Yamaguchi Akira