Football flags are not just found on the terraces; the sponsors are producing them too. Berlin is currently full of official UEFA Champions League banners; football’s rational visual medium appropriated to communicate the various corporate ownerships around the final.
Commentary is a project looking at football’s relationship with visual culture. This is our first exhibition and it is aimed at ‘mapping the landscape’. We have asked some of the world’s leading visual communicators to create flags based on their relationship with the game. Just as a look at the flags around a stadium would provide an overview of the club and an insight into the hopes and concerns of its fans, we intend this exhibition as a snapshot of where football meets visual culture.
Talk by Jon Hannan and Dan Byrne introducing the project and its themes
Thursday, 4 June, 19:00
Exhibitions 4–12 June, Tue–Fri. 10:00–18:00
Universität der Künste
10 Uhr – 18 Uhr
*Gallery closed Weekends and Mondays