Goethe-Zentrum Baku to host international video art exhibition

  13 June 2018    Read: 1707
Goethe-Zentrum Baku to host international video art exhibition

For the duration of 2018 FIFA World Cup Goethe-Zentrum Baku hosts an international video art exhibition, public screening of football matches and live music concerts at Kapellhaus.

On June 14, 2018 Goethe-Zentrum Baku presents an ‘Art and Football’ project that coincides with FIFA 2018 World Cup. Curated by Goethe-Zentrum Baku director Alfons Hug ‘Art and Football’ is an international video art exhibition with ten video works, a series of live concerts and football matches screening - all taking place at Kapellhaus from June 14 till July 15.

According to Mr. Hug: ‘With its narrative structure, visual language and allegorical richness, football, more than any other form of sport and, indeed, more than many other social phenomena, is ideal for being translated into art.  Epic, dramatic, tragic and comic elements flow into this great game which, all the tables notwithstanding, still has something pre-modern and unproductive about it. The stream of events, which cannot be offset against one another, including periods of slack, flows into a kind of musical polyphonic structure.

As time-based art forms, film and video are particularly suitable for illuminating the time concepts of football and the diverse societies. The works projected in one large room, create harmony out of movement and sound, and generate an irresistible vortex of images.

Football is much more than a object filled with air, and rolling across a green field measuring 100 x 60 meters – it is a symbolic space for opportunities. And this is suggested by the spherical form of the ball itself, which, in many cultures, symbolizes the cosmos and time, and knows no end.

The Art and Football exhibition bring pictures to light that come from the "depth of space", to use a metaphor from the German football scene. There is always something sublime about an attack from this no-man's-land. The way the word "space" is used here does not primarily describe a physical dimension, but an abstract, spiritual dimension. The depth of the space seems to be extended until it becomes bottomless, indeed infinite, where a person's subconscious, imagination and collective memory are located. Artists and players are forever sounding out this incommensurable space.’

List of artists:

Lela Ahmadzai: A Woman's goal, Photography, 2011, 8:16 (Germany-Afghanistan)

Muu Blanco: Violencia abstracta, Video, 2013, 52:26 (Venezuela)

Paula Delgado: Sálvanos, Photography, 2012 (Uruguay)

Simon Gush: In the company of, Video, 2011, 8:26 (South Africa)

Orkhan Huseynov: Ball in The Game, Video, 2018, 30:20 (Azerbaijan)

Maria Ibrahimova: Barcelona - Manchester Alpan Village Match, Video with sound, 2018, 5:08 (Azerbaijan)

SuK-bureau for cultural implication - Bernd Klinger/Tatia Skhirtladze (Austria/Georgia): Matches, Video with sound, 2018, 2:00 (Georgia)

Dias/Riedweg: Peladas Noturnas, Video, 2011, 3:57 (Brazil)

Liddy Scheffknecht: Outshine, Video, 2001, 08:54 (Austria)

Michael Wesely: The ball and the time, Photography, 2012, 9:36 (Germany)

The ‘Art and Football’ exhibition is open daily from 14:00-20:00. Exhibition hours are extendedduring public sreening and live conserts. Concerts and football matches one-month schedule is listed below. All events are free entrance. Address: Kapellhaus, 28 May, 35.

Schedule of Matches and Concerts


 June 14

18:00 - Art and Football exhibition opening


 1st Round:

 Match screening:

19:00 - 20:30 Russia-Saudi Arabia

 Live Concert:

21:00 - MERİDİAN

 June 15

 Match screening

16:00 - 17:30 Egypt-Uruguay

19:00 - 20:30 Morocco - İran

 June 16

 Match screening:

14:00 - 15:30  France-Australia

17:00 - 18:30  Argentina-İslandiya

20:00 - 21:30 Peru-Denmark

Live Concert:

18:45 BAKUBA BAND

 June 17

 Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30 Costa Rica-Serbia

19:00 - 20:30 Germany-Mexico

 Live Concert:

18:00 RADIO & VIDEO

June 18

 Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30 Sweden-South Korea

19:00 - 20:30 Belgium-Panama

June 19

Game screening:

16:00 - 17:30  Colombia-Japan

19:00 - 20:30  Poland-Senegal

2nd Round

June 20

 Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30  Portugal-Morocco

19:00 - 20:30 Uruguay-Saudi Arabia

June 21

 Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30 Denmark-Australia

19:00 - 20:30 France-Peru

 June 22

Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30 Brazil-Costa Rica

19:00 - 20:30 Nigeria-Iceland

 June 23

 Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30  Belgium-Tunisia

19:00 - 20:30  South Korea-Mexico

 Live concert

21:00 Ahmedowsky Trio

 June 24

Match screening:

16:00 - 17:30  England-Panama

19:00 - 20:30  Japan-Senegal

 3rd Round

 July 25

Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30  Saudi Arabia-Egypt

18:00 - 19:30  Uruguay-Russia

June 26

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30 Australia-Peru

18:00 - 19:30 Denmark-France

June 27

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30 South Korea-Germany

18:00 - 19:30 Mexico-Sweden

 June 28

Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30 Senegal-Colombia

18:00 - 19:30 Japan-Poland

1/8 Final

June 30

Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30

Live concert

20:00 Orkhan Efenedi & Uncle Band

 July 1

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30

Live concert

20:00 Cut out 2 Iyul / July 2

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30

 July 3

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30


1/4 Final

 Iyul 6

 Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30

Live concert

20:00 H3 Collective


 July 7

Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

22:00 - 23:30

 Live concert

20:00 Free from Four

1/2 Final

 Iyul 10

Match screening:

22:00 - 23:30

Live concert

20:00 Dede Baba

July 11

Match screening:

22:00 - 23:30

 Match for the 3rd place

 July 14

Match screening:

18:00 - 19:30

Live concert

20:00 Dihaj

Final

July 15

 


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