Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris

The world famous French Zinedine Zidane headbutt Italy’s Marco Materazzi in the final of the football World Campenato of 2006 held in Germany has inspired a giant sculpture of the artist Adel Abdessemed, temporarily located in front of the Paris Museum of Modern Art Centre George Pompidou.

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 In the last minutes of the 2006 World Cup final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin (Germany), Zidane gave a powerful header into the chest of Italian Materazzi , who had just verbally provoke a series of tricks. The Frenchman was sent off for this, on the day that he was retiring from football. Above, world champion Italy was to win in the shootout.

The title of the sculpture is “Heading” (2012). This is a bronze statue that measures more than five meters high and weighs several ton. This statue has been placed in Beaubourg Square, in front of the Centre Georges Pompidou, in the context of an exhibition of Abdessemed, opens its doors today.

Many tourists and passers stand before this statue to be photographed with the sculpture that is very realistic . It will remain there until the end of the exhibition to be held on January 7, 2013. TRTA eta is a statue that faces the tradition they always tend to commemorate the victories, no defeats . On the other hand, a smaller version of “header” was presented at David Zwirner Gallery, located in New York (United States).

This statue is part of the first major exhibition devoted to the artist Adel Abdessemed, entitled “I am innocent”, which could be seen at the Centre George Pompidou until 7th January. Born in Algeria in 1971, Adel Abdessemed left his homeland in 1994, at a time when the situation there was very violent. Today is an artists who has significant international prestige and recognition.

 

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