Winter 2014–2015

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Maider López, Polder Cup, 2010. A one-day soccer championship organized by Spanish artist Maider López, Polder Cup took place on 4 September 2010 in the polders of Ottoland, the Netherlands. A polder is the Dutch name for a tract of low land reclaimed from a body of water and protected by dikes. The artificial, regulated channels of water that irrigate the polders intersect López’s soccer fields, resulting in a game that requires the players to invent new strategies for play. Courtesy the artist, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, and Skor | Foundation Art and Public Space.

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