Friday, February 2, 2018, 9:00 a.m.Friday, February 16, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
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Gallery 148

Reception: February 2, 7:00 p.m.; Kai Greiner performances at 6:45 and 8:30 p.m., Black Box Gallery

World Championship Cup Classic critically examines sports in the United States through visual art and performance.

While we acknowledge the excitement of sports, we are also conscious of the problems that arise within the structures and seek to inspire change for the future. As sports fans and artists, we are interested in interrogating the structures of performativity (rules, teamwork, play, competition), role (gladiator, religious figure, gender), spectatorship (voyeurism, public gaze, living vicariously through your team, commodification) and beauty (athleticism, endurance, aesthetic) within sport. A sport is a set of rules and hierarchical roles applied to an athletic activity. Sport is collaboration, theatricality, endurance, mastery, performance, a battle of luck against skill, a battle against the future, all existing within boundaries of time and space uniquely specific to sporting itself. Overall, sport is art.

Participating Artists

  • Malakai Greiner
  • Carly Haack
  • Jerod Jenkins
  • Hannah Jerrie
  • Kristina Johnson ’17
  • Iris Monohan
  • Mad Radtke
  • Nico Sardina
  • Thad Stalmack

World Championship Cup Classic Events
Feb. 4Super Bowl halftime protest performanceCollege Center
Feb. 9Participatory sporting event; all are welcomeCollege Center
Feb. 12Press conference/artist talkAuditorium 140
Feb. 14Participatory sporting event; all are welcomeCollege Center
All events begin at 7:00 p.m.


This exhibition is curated by Mad Radtke and Malakai Greiner.

Image credits, left to right: Mad Radtke, Carly Haack, Thad Stalmack, Kristina Johnson, Nico Sardina