Fucking Glory
Fucking Glory
2007
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Approaching the notion of the crisis of identity through the use of emblems and mottos, Tere Recarens made a trilogy with knitted woollen scarves that incorporate the names, colours and logos of football clubs from several countries: Glory (2007), Fucking Glory (2007) and Fucking Damned Glory (2008). In Fucking Glory, a work in the MACBA Collection, the artist stitched together different scarves with the colours and logos that identify a particular club, which she collected from the places she had visited over a two-year period. Her intention was to honour the euphoria of the crowds of enthusiastic supporters at their team’s victory. A commonplace object like a scarf serves to expose the bond of belonging that endows sports clubs and other groups with a strong and highly emotional sense of identity. As the title itself indicates, Fucking Glory refers to the notion of triumph and glory, but a glory as ephemeral and down to earth as football.

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original title
Fucking Glory
year of acquisition
2009
type of object
Installation
dimensions
970 x 150 cm
Copyright
© Tere Recarens
registration number
R.3663
date
2007
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Fundació MACBA
media
Knitted wool
credits
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Fundación Repsol Collection
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