4 – 21 June, 2014
Tully Moore & Michael Ciavarella
In 1994 Italian football player Roberto Baggio famously missed the penalty to give Brazil the World Cup. The image of him, hands on hips, staring blankly at the ground, is one of the sport’s most iconic and tragic images. A converted Buddhist in a fanatically Catholic and football-mad country, Baggio was an anomaly and remains a fascinating figure in the increasingly homogenised landscape of sporting heroes. This exhibition pays homage to ‘the divine ponytail’ and the penalty miss.