Ultras Youth in group exhibition “Who doesn’t jump up! Football. Culture. Identity” Chi non salta. Calcio, cultura, identità.
Since 2016 the photographer Giovanni Ambrosio and the sociologist Sébastien Louis work on the construction of an archive made up of heterogeneous materials that investigate and tell about ultras culture in different areas of the world. Both with an aesthetic and anthropological research approach. The Ultras Youth installation, specially conceived for the group exhibition, consist of a display of several selections of images from the archive, some documents, a banner and other real ultras objects, and of a dialogue platform proposing a program of meetings and presentations. “Fifty years after its debut, ultras culture perpetuates and renews its success among the fans worldwide. Loyalty towards a football team pushes ultras to innovate and propose, with their tifo, a show within a show. To violence they oppose above all creativity and autonomy, while they refuse moderne commercial football and criticise any kind of repression.”
The installation is made of ink-jet prints and vinyl printing (about 40 photographs), two iPad showcasing digital pictures, stickers, one original ultras banner, one stencil, two videos, one audio footage and various ultras objects over two walls, two tables and the stained glass window at Museo Fotografia Contemporanea first floor. This site specific production is based on a translation of ultras supporters cultures into some documentary points of view: movements, density, archives, ploys, positions. And, of course inherently, youth.
With the support of Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati.
Title: Who doesn’t jump up! Football. Culture. Identity
Date: 12-06-2021 – 24-10-2021
Venue: Mufoco – Museo di Fotografia Contemporanea