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Andreas Slominski

Residences versus Birthplaces

Andreas Slominski has created numerous works of art that grew out of his love of football. His most extensive football-centred work is the poster series Wohnorte gegen Geburtsorte (Residences versus Birthplaces) from 1986 to 1988. It was sparked by the announcement of a match on 26 August 1986 between the team from his place of residence at the time, Altona 93, and the club from his birthplace, SV Meppen. This resulted in an inner conflict for Slominski, which prompted him to put together a collection of current posters that might evoke similar feelings in other football fans.

Residences versus Birthplaces is being shown on the occasion of the 2024 European Men’s Football Championship for the first time on this scale. The series sheds light on a bygone era of men’s football in West Germany in unparalleled scope. It reflects a wide range of changes that have since taken place, both in football and in society. At the same time, it raises questions about a sense of home and loss of home, about community and rivalry.

For the exhibition at Museum Folkwang, Andreas Slominski has conceived a monumental chalk drawing for the Rot-Weiss Essen stadium. He wants to have the entire football pitch chalked in, leaving out the lines and dots of the pitch markings. More than 140 bags of sports pitch chalk are required to complete the project.

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Andreas Slominski Rot-Weiss Essen – 1. FC Saarbrücken, 1986–1988 Aus der Serie Wohnorte gegen Geburtsorte

Andreas Slominski
Rot-Weiss Essen – 1. FC Saarbrücken, 1986–1988
From the Series Wohnorte gegen Geburtsorte (Residences versus Birthplaces)
Museum Folkwang, Essen
© Andreas Slominski


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    Wohnorte gegen Geburtsorte