As you probably are, too, we are loving the early morning, morning, midmorning World Cup watching. It got us thinking about what is going on in the world of art in regards to the World Cup, and of course, there are some great projects. One is The World’s Game: Fútbol and Contemporary Art, now on view through September 2, 2018 at the Perez Art Museum in Miami. The exhibition will feature 50 works of art ranging from video and photography to painting and sculpture by more than 30 artists including Andy Warhol, Vik Muniz, Maria Lassnig, Kehinde Wiley, Miguel Calderón, Robin Rhode, Taryn Simon, Quisqueya Henriquez, Antoni Muntadas, Melanie Smith, Hank Willis Thomas, and others.

From the press release: “The subject of fútbol has been universally addressed by contemporary artists for quite some time. Many of them engage with the game as a form of common connection between people around the world—a connection that is exceptionally evident here in South Florida, where a widespread passion for fútbol is vibrantly palpable,” said PAMM Director Franklin Sirmans. “This exhibition highlights the intersection of popular culture and fine art and presents the art of the game as much as the game of art. As Miami prepares to welcome David Beckham and his partners’ new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, we also highlight the fact that many of Miami’s most fervent fans root for teams far away from their hometown.” 

Exhibition Artists
Alexandre Arrechea, Gustavo Artigas, Bhakti Baxter, Lyndon Barrois Jr., Chris Beas, Miguel Calderón, Mary Ellen Carroll, Nicola Costantino, Stephen Dean, Gabriele Di Matteo, Darío Escobar, Kendell Geers, Generic Art Solutions, Gaspar González, Roberto Guerrero, Adler Guerrier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Quisqueya Henríquez, Satch Hoyt, George Afedzi Hughes, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Espoir Kennedy, Dr. Lakra (Jerónimo López Ramírez), Maria Lassnig, Jaime Lauriano, Nelson Leirner, Antoni Miralda, Priscilla Monge, Vik Muniz, Antoni Muntadas, Paulo Nazareth, Paul Pfeiffer, Ronny Quevedo, Robin Rhode, Jamilah Sabur, Taryn Simon, Melanie Smith and Rafael Ortega, Hank Willis Thomas, Gastón Ugalde, Sinuhé Vega Negrin, Igor Vidor, Andy Warhol, Wendy White, and Kehinde Wiley.