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Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport

Paul Pfeiffer: <EM>Caryatid,</EM> 2008Courtesy the artistand Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Paul Pfeiffer: Caryatid, 2008
Courtesy the artist
and Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport
LONDON  •  South London Gallery  •  Ongoing

Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport brings together art works which, in different ways and to varying degrees of seriousness or wit, play on some of the issues raised by sport, the politics surrounding it and its representation in the media. Aleksandra Mirís spectacular installation Triumph, 2009, comprises 2,529 trophies; a sound piece by Janice Kerbel presents a specially scripted baseball commentary; and works by Roderick Buchanan, Lucy Gunning, Jonathan Monk, Ariel Orozco and Paul Pfeiffer take football as their subject. In Southwark Old Town Hall, John Gerrardís Exercise (Djibouti) 2012 uses digital technologies to explore aspects of sport, spectacle, military exercise and power. In stark contrast, Michel Auderís low-tech video collage of clips from TV coverage of the 1984 LA Olympics focuses on the human body, eroticised and mechanised in its pursuit of perfection.

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