“Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win”, said UK international Gary Lineker after losing the 1990 World Cup semi-final to
Germany. Weltmeister refers to another, more sinister part of German history. This cadaveric ball or globe refers to the eugenics programme of nazi Germany aimed at breeding a species of supermen to rule the world.
Weltmeister (2010) was part of the following exhibition(s):
‘Let’s Get Physical’, Atelier Van Lieshout, Rotterdam (NL), 2020