30. Juni 2017
Sandwiched on a narrow piece of land between apartment buildings in Paris is the Pigalle Basketball Court. Balls meet Art.
Two years after the Parisian basketball court became internationally renowned in its previous guise, art direction bureau Ill-Studio and fashion label Pigalle collaborate once again to completely redesign the site.
„The anatomy of the human body as well as it’s performances have had a lifelong relationship with art. Since the legacy of Greek and Roman antiquity, sport is represented as a dominant idea within the beauty of an era. This never-ending quest for modernity has forged a strong bond between functionality and aesthetics over the decades. Through this new court, we wish to explore the relationship between sport, art and culture and its emergence as a powerful socio-cultural indicator of a period in time. We aim to establish visual parallels between the past, present and future of modernism from the « Avant Garde » era of the beginning of the 20th century, to the « Open Source » times we live in today, and our interpretation of the future aesthetics of Basketball and sport in general.“
The project was supported by Nike.
All images by Sebastien Michelini
Text provided by www.ill-studio.com