Crossing the Field: WW1, Football & the Christmas Truce

8 Nov 2014 – 10 Jan 2015

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Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • 207, 65, 83
  • Ealing Broadway
  • Ealing Broadway

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A group exhibition exploring WW1 and the role of football


Mark Anstee, Gabi Cowburn, Bruno Van Dijck, Paul Hodgson, Thomas Lohmann, Eric Monbel, Marc Palmer, Jurgen Vantomme, Robin Vermeersch The 1914 Christmas truce - one of the most enduringly fascinating, inspirational and unusual events of the First World War - is at the heart of this exhibition marking the centenary of the War. Crossing the Field aims to recount this unique event and the ceasefire football match that took place on Christmas day, using contemporary art to depict and reflect upon the events of the War. Through painting, photography, installation, ceramics, drawing and film, by artists from Belgium, Germany, France and the UK, the exhibition crosses boundaries, nationalities and opinions. The show gives an unconventional perception of the First World War by examining football's power to transcend the bleakest scenes and the most difficult circumstances to bring people together.


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