Juventus FC open their new stadium this evening against League One side Notts County. At first it seems an odd choice for the Old Lady to christen their new home against English opposition. However these two clubs share a history dating back to 1903. Read the full story here
Neville GabiePlaying AwayInterview with Tate Londonnevillegabie.com
“The goal shall consist of two upright posts, eight yards apart [inside measurement] joined by a horizontal crossbar the lower edge of which shall be eight feet from the ground.” -FIFA rulebook
Artist Statement:Originally motivated by the sculptural qualities of some of the structures used as goalposts and the spaces where the game is played, this project has developed into an objective study of diverse cultural landscapes with a common obsession, football. Photographing the first of these goalposts I recognized something of what I was striving to achieve as an artist. Formally they explore sculptural concerns - the need to occupy a physical space, to stand up against the forces of gravity and the desire to be inventive with the use and assembly of all sorts of materials. Pictorially they are literally a window into vastly different contexts, intimately reflecting their immediate environment by using whatever material is readily available, to create these frames. And where space is limited, street corners or garage doors become substitute, with paint replacing construction as a means of marking out a territory. Common to all are the endless possibilities of reinvention within the constraints of creating an aperture marked by two verticals and one horizontal. It is “Dirty Minimalism” where the rules of what is or is not a goalpost are stretched to the very limits by the desire to play.
via In Bed with Maradona
Fight the Flop “aims to change the mind-set surrounding the game of soccer (or futbol); tearing down a culture where inexcusable and false intentions dictate game results and leaving in its place a world where dignity and reverence for the game are upheld on the soccer pitch. We issue this call to arms to everyone and anyone interested in preserving the sanctity of mankind’s most beloved game. Join the fight” via KCKRS
The Arsenal: 12519 August - 23 August 2011
Saatchi Gallery Duke of York’s HQ - Kings RoadLondon SW3 4RY
“An exhibition to celebrate Arsenal Football Club’s 125-year anniversary opens to the public on August 19th at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, as Nike gives fans the opportunity to see a unique collection of photography and film celebrating the past, present and future of the club.
The free to view five-day mixed-format exhibition presented by Nike and Arena Homme+ marks the 125th anniversary of London’s most successful football club, Arsenal. For 125 years both on and off the pitch the club has embodied style and class, as well as leading innovation within the modern game.
Arena Homme+, the curators of the exhibition, commissioned the photographic collective DoBeDo to create the main gallery content. DoBeDo uniquely combines the talents of established British photographers and the best of London new-school, adding a fresh and vibrant energy to the art scene.
The collective captured the passion of Arsenal through photographic explorations of the fans, the players, Emirates Stadium and Arsenal’s training ground, London Colney. Led by founding member Tyrone Le Bon, DoBeDo took charge of different focal points and shot each moment in their own distinct style to tell a powerful story through stunning and captivating imagery.
Ridley Scott Associates (RSA), a global film production company founded in London by brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, has also created a short documentary that provides a deeply personal insight into the mindset of the Arsenal fans, to be showcased at the exhibition.”
Thursday, August 18th7 - 10pm#UmbroFoosballCup
Berry Park5 Berry Street Brooklyn, NYC
Umbro presents the inaugural Foosball Cup tournament, where 16 teams from NYC’s creative community will battle it out for the title of 2011 Foosball Cup Champions. The first round match-ups:
Saturdays Surf vs. Chinatown Soccer ClubArrojo vs. Frank’s Chop ShopVice vs. GQSantos Party House vs. SouthsideAce Hotel vs. Grand LifeYahoo! Dirty Tackle vs. GoogleThrillist.com vs. BuzzfeedBernstein & Andriulli vs. Psyop
Additional info at Umbro USA
via Hypebeast “‘Play for Light’ represents the slogan for the upcoming small-sided football tournament, the Nike Miyashita 2011 Cup. In this 38-second trailer, we watch as the city is lit up in neons and bright lights in preparation of the industry-wide cup for Tokyo’s creative community. The main event starts Friday, August 19 at Miyashita Park.”
Juventus FC will open their new Arena in Turin on 8 September 2011 vs. Notts County FC, the oldest football club in the world. When it opens, Juventus will be the only Italian club to own their own stadium. Inter and Milan rent the San Siro from the city council and AS Roma and Lazio borrow the Stadio Olimpico from the Italian Olympic Committee. The new arena replaces their former homes, the Stadio Delle Alpi and Stadio Comunale.