Paint Grows Soccer Field

#79. Paint Grows Soccer Field

Football Field 1. Maider López. Sharjah Art Museum, United Arab Emirates, 2007. © Maider López

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As part of the Sharjah Biennial, artist Maider López painted the lines of a soccer field red in a public square of Sharjah, adding goals on either end. Because pre-existing features such as benches and streetlamps were not altered, the square became a strange new site for football matches where spectators relaxed on benches inside the pitch at all hours. The project suggests a model for easy and relaxed integration of different activities. Maider López works on interrupting conventional space and architecture.


Maider López; soccer fans

Location: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2007

Tools: Two goals, paintbrush, cans of paint