When Saturday comes

Kohlektiv, Kohlenhof, Nürnberg, 2006/2022

neon tubes, transformers, control system

"When Saturday comes" was installed on the exterior facade of the "Kohlektiv" office building.
In 2006 the work was part of the exhibition "Das große Rasenstück – Contemporary Art in Public Space", which took place in Nürnberg on the occasion of the 2006 World Cup.

Football does not provide social breathing space, but is embedded as part of the socio-cultural system in the overall conditions and values of society. Football offers a projection surface upon which social, political and cultural developments clearly emerge or to which collective desires and conflicts are conveyed. The players or events of the work “When Saturday comes” were selected on the basis of their socio-political significance, which they symbolize for football and beyond.

Photos: Berny Meyer