The Pride and the Passion: Contemporary Art, Football and The Derby County Collection

6 Jun 2014 – 7 Sep 2014

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11:00 - 18:00

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Derby, United Kingdom


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A Season of Football at QUAD that celebrates the football fan and the football icon through a series of exhibitions, talks, films, events and interactive educational activities. QUAD Gallery Artists: Jordan Baseman, Stuart Roy Clarke, Ronnie Close, Stephen Dean, Ravi Deepres, Jaskirt Dhaliwal, Jeannette Ehlers, Victoria Hall, Julie Henry & Debbie Bragg, LS Lowry, Gad Salner, Nick Wright & Joe Kelly, LS Lowry. And featuring artefacts and memorabilia from The Derby County Collection. Football is a truly global sport; a game that can mean so much, to so many. In a World Cup year, when all eyes turn to Brazil, The Pride and the Passion is an exhibition curated by QUAD which documents the essence of ‘the football crowd' and ‘the football icon', documenting the energy, politics, tribalism, and zeal of the fan, and the status and impact of the hero figure, through a range of film, sculptural and photographic works. The Pride and the Passion also features a substantial amount of archival images and artefacts relating to Derby County Football Club, one of the oldest clubs in the world and one of the founder members of the Football League, in collaboration with The Derby County Collection. The Pride and the Passion is an exhibition in more than two halves, examining football home and away.

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