Fan scarf by Maurizio Cattelan
Welcome to the club! Impassioned soccer fans should not be the only ones to express their allegiance by wearing colorful branded scarves. That’s why the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst is joining the MoMA, the Hamburger Bahnhof, and the Fondation Beyeler in Maurizio Cattelan’s “Museums League.” In 2014, the belief that everyone should be able to afford art led the artist to initiate a collection of museum fan scarves: not unlike soccer clubs, he argued, museums give their devotees a sense of shared identity and commitment. “Let’s be friends” is the slogan the Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst chose for its scarf. It’s worth noting that, back in 2000, then-director Rein Wolfs inaugurated an exhibition of that title at the museum—which prominently featured Maurizio Cattelan’s work!
20 x 200 cm, Polyester, limited edition 150