MARCIN DUDEK / OOF MAGAZINE: WHERE THE WORLDS OF ART AND FOOTBALL MEET – IN PICTURES / THE GUARDIAN

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“OOF magazine: where the worlds of art and football meet – in pictures.
OOF is a new magazine which explores the relationship between art and football. The diverse set of artists and artworks featured in the magazine peel back the layers of meaning in this obsessive sport and help us make sense of something bigger and more ungraspable in the process. Football and art have been intertwined for centuries, and OOF is just going to try to unravel that a little bit. OOF is available from selected bookshops and museums as well as from www.oofmagazine.com.

Marcin Dudek spent his youth as a senior member of KS Cracovia’s top hooligan firm, committing and being the victim of unspeakable acts of violence. He escaped the brutality and poverty of Krakow by going to art school in Austria, now his art attempts to make sense mob mentalities, of belonging to a community, and of the human capacity for violence.

A big part of Dudek’s practice involves performance pieces, often involving bright orange smoke or paint. The colour represents the inside of a bomber jacket – Cracovia hooligans would turn their jackets inside out to signal they were ready to fight. ”

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