OOF - Issue 4
Football is the quintessential communal experience. Across the world - in stadiums, bars and living rooms - countless milions of people experience collective emotion through the teams they support. Every day, football does with ease what art constantly tries to do: it makes people feel.
Slapped on the front of issue four is ‘An Unnecessary and Excessive Display of Celebration’ by Juno Calypso. There's more of her new football-inspired series inside, where art historian Ben Street tells us how the whole history of pink in art is written into the fleshy fabric of Juno's work. Find words from Amah-Rose Abrams on Lubaina Himid's Guardian edits on how the press simultaneously visualises and makes invisible Black people's lives, and thoughts on Arsenal's 1992 North Bank Mural. Chances are you'll fancy a kick about.
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