WHO DOESN’T JUMP UP! Football. Culture. Identity

Football. Culture. Identity

curated by Matteo Balduzzi

12 June – 24 October 2021
Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea


The Museum of Contemporary Photography is presenting the group exhibition titled Who doesn’t jump up! Football, Culture. Identity, curated by Matteo Balduzzi, which is a reflection treating the game of football as an expression of both individual and group identity. This is an articulated exhibition project that gets underway with the start of the European Football Championship and which is open to the public in the rooms of the Museum in Cinisello Balsamo (Milan) from Saturday 12 June until Sunday 24 October 2021.

The exhibition investigates the role of football in Italian culture with the presentation of images forming a panorama of the sport’s presence in society, the landscape, the memory and the culture of Italy. The protagonists of the exhibition are the works of more than thirty artists of different generations, disciplines and languages – videos, photographs and installations – presented in a dialogue with the collections of the Museum: some recent artistic productions, collections of images of an anthropological nature and participating projects.

The artists selected are the following: Andrea Abati, Giampietro Agostini, Giovanni Ambrosio e Sébastien Louis, Autopalo/Gli Impresari, Davide Baldrati, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Walter Battistessa, Ruth Beraha, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario Cattaneo, Giovanni Chiaramonte, Cesare Colombo, The Cool Couple, Mario Cresci, Matteo de Mayda, Emilio Deodato, Paola Di Bello, Vittore Fossati, Federico Garolla, Carlo Garzia, Ando Gilardi, Giulia Iacolutti, Giuseppe Iannello, Mimmo Jodice, Martino Marangoni, Paola Pagliuca, Piero Pozzi, Marco Previdi, Daniele Segre, Hans van der Meer, AS Velasca, Fulvio Ventura, Manfred Willmann.

The extensive programme of events connected to this exhibition has been made possible thanks to the tireless collaboration of numerous Italian and international institutions and organizations from among which we can mention MUCEM Marseille; Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati; Institut Français Milan; Comune di Cinisello Balsamo; B-R-U-N-O Venezia; Codici Ricerca Sociale Milano; Associazione Culturale Antermoia (Trento); Brera F.C. Milano


Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea
Via Frova 10, Cinisello Balsamo – Milano

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4 – 7 pm
Saturday, Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Free admission – www.mufoco.org


Cover picture
Giovanni Ambrosio, Ultras Youth, 2016-2021