Get 15% off ONE PASS with code:ONELAUNCH

Get the One Pass
Qatar experiences

Daniel Arsham (b. 1980, USA)
Sports Ball Galaxy, 2012
Cast Hydro-stone, 6.3 x 7.8 m

Daniel Arsham, Sports Ball Galaxy, 2012


Cast Hydro-stone
6.3 x 7.8 m

Daniel Arsham (b. 1980, USA)

Sports Ball Galaxy is a collection of sports balls ranging from basketballs, footballs, cricket, soccer and more, in the form of a hanging chandelier. Constructed using foam-filled cast hydro-stone and pigment, the ball structures are strung on a steel cable attached to a bracket bolted to the ceiling. The single shadow of color used to coat the balls creates the appearance of a raw, unfinished structure that is reminiscent of Arsham’s signature style.  The removal of color is also representative of Arsham’s personal struggle with color-blindness, which has prompted him to play with the notion of incorrect use of color.

A reoccurring theme found in Arsham’s works would be that of ‘erosion’, where the facades of many of his structures appear to have been eaten away or deteriorated, as seen in the balls in ‘Sports Ball Galaxy.’ This technique evokes the illusion that the artwork lies in between this current era and antiquity.

Qatar Olympics Sports Museum

Recommended Experience

Msheireb Downtown Doha

Mark Handforth, Turquoise City

Msheireb Metro Station Atrium of Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), QatarFoundation

Guillaume Rouseré, Allow Me

Hamad International Airport (HIA) Concourse A, Departures

Adel Abdessamed, Mappemondes

Fire Station Museum

Aisha Al-Fadhala, Creatures

When do you plan to visit?

Choose Entry Time

How many tickets do you need?

TotalQAR 00
One Pass has been added to your cart

You have exceeded the number of seats that can be selected. Close