A portrait with fluidity | Preserving Zidane’s day of work on ‘the green of the field’

Instead of the usual artsies—students dressed in hipster gear, business-suited collectors and art-world veterans in black—the audience seemed mostly to be soccer buffs. There were sporty young couples out on dates, families with kids in soccer shirts, groups of close-cropped guys who looked as though they might have spent more time on the soccer pitch than in museums. … (The Hirshhorn security guards e-mailed the organizers after the show, asking about the crowd. They said how nice they were, compared with the usual audience.)

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  1. The Global Game | Left Wing (Crossing soccer with life) » No quest for ‘Victory’ | List of top-5 films shuns Sly soccer tricks:

    [...] (Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait; France, 2006), dir. Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. See Feb 25. 5. Fever Pitch (UK, 1997), dir. David [...]

  2. The Global Game | Writers on Soccer | Spain | ‘Fallen from the Sky,’ by Javier Marías (chapter 15):

    [...] The article below appeared originally on the Global Game site on 27 Apr 06 in commemoration of Zidane’s pending retirement from club and international soccer. We have also written about the art film by Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno, Zidane, un portrait du 21e siècle (Zidane: A 21st-Century Portrait), that follows Zidane for 90 minutes in a match against Villareal in Apr 05 (25 Feb 07). [...]

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