offers the female perspective on the wide field
of football an international forum. 11 women-artists from 9 Central
and Eastern European countries dedicate themselves to the world's
most popular male sport. With unusual points of view 3xF. Fußball_Frauen_Fotografie
enriches the cultural playing field of the mega-event, the 2006 World
Cup of Football in Germany.
Many women are interested in football but for the most part they aren't
asked. But for some time now they haven't just been on the sidelines
of the active football scene. Proof of this are the great successes
of Germany's national women's football team which won the world cup
in 2003. Nonetheless women are only hesitantly recognised as a target
group in this popular sport. So too artistic photography on the topic
of football is still a male domain. Nevertheless it is especially
young female photographers who are increasingly attracted to motifs
around the world of football. The project 3xF. Fußball_Frauen_Fotografie
has chosen 11 of them and is encouraging them to grapple with the
topic using their individual techniques of photography or video.
Whether it's the play of the dynamic women on the Turbine Potsdam
football team or Europe's attractive national team players which attract
an increasing number of female fans in front of the television or
into the stadiums is a matter of opinion. The fact is women's interest
in the world of football and its diverse community aspects is increasing.
The exhibition 3xF. Fußball_Frauen_Fotografie picks up on this
and presents artistic perspectives by women - appreciative and critical,
thoughtful or ironic - on a (still) male dominated sport.