We’re over the moon
By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 07 December 2012
The art world is always partial to a spot of soccer, and the French art duo Kolkoz’s three-day tournament on the beach (between the W Hotel and the Setai; presented by Galerie Perrotin) is giving art-worlders—including Art Basel’s sporty director Marc Spiegler and his spirited predecessor Sam Keller, and the artists Jesper Just and Bhakti Baxter—a chance to show off their best moves. But matters have been made somewhat challenging, as the shoreside pitch has been fashioned to resemble the cratered surface of the moon, as revealed during the Apollo 11 landings. According to the artists, they wanted “to superimpose three realities—the beach, the moon and the tournament”. Which of the Bronze, Silver, Gold and Copper teams (all resplendent in metallic kit) manages to triumph over such adversity will be revealed in the final play-off on Saturday at 4pm.
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