"A world of money, glitz, and glamour. It is a subject that many people see purely as entertainment. It is a mirror of society, it reflects its qualities, but magnifies its flaws. It reflects society’s dominant values, structures, and it’s inherent conflicts and contradictions. It’s about politics, race, globalisation, power, and religion. It’s an arena for the affirmation of national, regional, and local identities. It brings together billions of people. It can stimulate peace as well as bring war. It contains unconditional love, but also causes rivalry, hate, and violence. This project is about everything but football."
Menno de Bruijn - graduation project - class of 2015 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague