Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is set to see an art gallery open within its grounds, with the space to focus on where art meets football.
OOF Gallery will launch on July 23 with a show called ‘BALLS’, featuring sculptures of footballs. After three years of curating shows around London, the contemporary art gallery will represent the first permanent home for art magazine OOF.
It will be located at Warmington House, which is located on the grounds of the home of Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur, and will be accessible through the Spurs Shop at the Tottenham Experience.
“I liked the idea of people walking to the match and going past art, like a window gallery,” Eddy Frankel, chief art critic for Time Out and OOF co-founder, told The Art Newspaper. “So I just approached the club and said, ‘I’m Time Out’s art critic and I run this magazine. Can we open a gallery in your stadium?’ And somehow they liked the idea.”
BALLS will run from July 23 to November 21. Entry will be free of charge, with OOF Gallery to be open from Thursday to Monday.
Frankel added: “We’re not curating shows for art snobs or people who have degrees from Goldsmiths or the Courtauld. We’re curating specifically for people who would not normally go to a gallery.”