Aries x Jogging

Aries x Jogging

A look back at the Aries x Jogging launch party.


Phocéenne Fresco


In 1993, Olympique de Marseille lifted the European Cup trophy. The club, and behind it the city of Marseille, experienced Elysian glory and a moment of eternity. This legendary sporting season, which has since become a contemporary myth, was followed and documented by Olivier Amsellem, who accompanied OM from 1992 to 1993. At the age of 22, he toured Europe with the club, from Marseille to Munich, via Brighton, Glasgow, Moscow, Bucharest, Bruges and Glentoran. Protected by the cool glass of his lens, he immortalizes players and fans in an epic fresco.

Resembling blue-and-white abstractions, these compositions merge with historical and mythological painting. Moving fabrics spread out like antique drapery, faces and bodies beading with sweat and heroic faces transcend the clothes - the supporters' synthetic jackets, the staff's baggy suits, the footballers' shiny jerseys - and hairstyles of the period, and inscribe the year 1993 in myth.

In one of the photos, Patrice "Depe" de Perreti, an emblematic figure of the South Winners and founder of the Marseille Trop Puissant supporters' club, appears. Like a grunge prophet, he stands bare-chested with a blue and white scarf around his neck, haranguing a crowd of supporters who spread out like a baroque cloud. This crowd of shimmering orange bombers melts into an indistinct mass, quickly plunged into the half-light of a match night, where all that can be seen is a huge banner, revealing the words "faith", "heart" and "fervor". As if in a history painting or a mythological or religious scene, Apotheosis-style, this Depe in combat dominates a scene of cinematic dynamism. In this image, and in the whole series, there's the blurred, constrasted, heroic and destructive dynamism of a certain low, hazy 1990s aesthetic, a la Danny Boyle's Trainspotting. Here, capo De Perreti creates the mythology of a supporterism that continues to this day, and which can be seen in other photos in the series, such as those showing Boli in action, or the grouped portraits of the committee, a sort of Ronde de Nuit by Rembraedt in garish ties. This fervor with a cigarette in the mouth is a synthesis of the epic and the popular, the legendary and the everyday.


Emmanuelle Luciani


Nicole, Olivier & Claude Amsellem

Olivier Amsellem & Charlotte Brunet, Founder Agence Charlotte Brunet

Claude Amsellem

Olivier Amsellem, Christian Cataldo, Capo of Dodgers & Claude Amsellem

Sonia Sieff, photographer & Odelia de Cock, Founder Maison Umami / Darya Odelia

Olivier Amsellem, Dania Baccari, Greg Hessmann & Greg Mandonato, Managers La Relève and Café de l'Abbaye & Numa Fortran, Architecte

Claude Sérieux, DJ & César Amsellem

Carlo Tinelli, Slam Jam marketing Director & Anna Dora Lorusso, Marketing project Manager Slam Jam

Olivier Amsellem & Christophe Juville, CEO Spok

Olivier Amsellem, Georges Mohamed Cherif, CEO Buzzman & Elodie Nectoux, Interior Designer

Ora Ito, Designer & Olivier Amsellem

Gérald Passedat, 3-star Chef & Roland Carta, Architecte

The Aries x Jogging collection is available in store (105 Rue Paradis 13006 Marseille), at Galerie 1993 (22 Rue Saint-Jacques 13006 Marseille) & online on our e-shop :

Galerie 1993 opening times for December 2023: Tuesday to Saturday, 2pm to 6pm. Sundays, December 17 and 24.

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