For this edition of PVA, we decided to focus on association football (soccer) – from essays on the aesthetics of football, to the systems of its governance, to how the game has been represented on-screen, to the sensations and politics of a kick-around in a park. We invited artist Louis Haugh and author June Caldwell to attend a League of Ireland game at Dalymount Park, Dublin, in February this year, where Bohemians FC hosted Dundalk FC in their first home game of the 2022 season. Louis and June were asked to consider this game of football as a public artwork.
With contributions from Rosa Abbott, June Caldwell, Simon Critchley, Adrian Duncan, Orit Gat, John Graham, Louis Haugh, Aleksandar Hemon, Juliet Jacques, Sarah Kelleher, Vincent Le, Marcela Mora y Araujo, Rebecca O’Dwyer, David Smith, and Claire Walsh.
Launch: Friday, 23 September, 6.30 p.m., Dalymount Park, Dublin
Design: an Atelier project
Kindly supported by the Arts Council